If you're like me, and hopefully that's not the case, you pay someone to work on your car. I won't get into the sordid details but a combination of mechanical incompetence, lack of tools and being a service provider myself, means that I would prefer pay someone qualified to do things to my car. To wit, when I received the box with the new LED door sills in it I was excited. "Was" excited. Until I called around to the local dealers to have them installed. One couldn't do it at all anytime soon and thought it would cost between $90 and $150 to install. The other dealer quoted a $90 install price but couldn't do it before next week. But I'm leaving on a trip on Tuesday so I had to explore other options. I went the install guide Danny was kind enough to send. It actually looked straight forward enough but when they started talking about t-taps my eye glazed over and I got to thinking. I called a local car stereo shop. They said they'd take a look at it. So I brought down the parts and printed the install guide. Twenty-one minutes and $35 later I had really cool new illuminated door sills installed. As I said, I'm a service provider. I understand paying a professional to do something. I'm a photographer and I hear all the time, "I can take pictures myself for free." And they can. I suppose what keeps me in business is that I can do it better than most people and I have a bit more equipment and a lot more experience so my results can be significantly different from an amateurs. And while this analogy is far from perfect it just goes to explain why I don't mind paying someone a reasonable fee to provide a service for me. In the end, once again, I'm left shaking my head at dealers who charge exorbitant rates, need long lead times and give the customer the impression that what they are doing is inexplicably difficult. By the way, if you haven't seen them, the illuminated door sills are bad ass cool. Just my take. See you out on the road.