Ever since he bought his Miata MX-5, Sergey (aka ssh16) has been busy developing modification kits based on ideas and improvements he wanted to incorporate into his own vehicle. The cubby shelf he designed, was in fact one of my first projects as well.
The first project I took on in my 124 Spider was removing the airbag warning labels off of the sun visors, since they are ugly and unnecessary. I feel that these warnings should be placed along with all of the other warnings posted in the Owner’s manual, rather than being glued to such a prominent spot.
While he was exploring the airbag message module (located above the USB ports) looking for a convenient spot to locate some switches, he came up with an idea to obscure the amber-lit message regarding the status of the passenger seat airbag deployment readiness that is there to satisfy some federal requirement, even though the function is controlled automatically based on the weight of whatever is in that seat. The red-lit message regarding an unfastened passenger seat belt is also contained in this message panel. His modification instructions do not include any steps to disable the lamps, so knowing what the intended messages are, they will partially illuminate the chosen logo instead, while still performing their function.
I never paid much attention to the backlit messages (does anyone?) and thanks to Sergey’s new overlay kit available here, the 124 Spider logo can instead be displayed there.
Make sure you choose the correct trim level, since there are two different designs, depending on whether you have seat-heater switches as part of your module or not.
As of 1/12/2018, he’s redesigned the overlay to be universal, and on a side note, for those of you with an Abarth, Sergey will produce this one for you, if requested.