Estimated install time is 10-15 minutes
Please note that we are not responsible for any damages done to your pinball machine. Install at your own risk! We suggest that if you are not familiar with working on your pinball machine that you take your time or have someone help you. Always consult your manual for detailed information or have a knowledgeable buddy/technician to help you.
Before you begin watch this install video first so you can see how to connect the GI and UV+Glow flasher trigger (Note: This is NOT the Things Edition true “UV” trigger as that is different and in addition to this. You have both the UV+Glow and True UV trigger with this kit, so please read below) then proceed onto Step 1
Remove the playfield glass and balls from the machine, then raise the playfield vertical.
First going into Settings/ADJ/Feature Adjustments(ST) by opening the coin door and use the buttons to navigate to that menu. Turn on the “UV Kit Installed” change it to “YES” or this kit WILL NOT work. Then locate your GI and Flasher cables:
GI: Connect the BLUE/WHITE cable’s alligator clips to a White GI Bulb (polarity is not important so it doesn’t matter which side you connect them to) and plug the other end of this cable intot the USB connection on the GI Module(black heat shrink with USB connection).
UV+Glow: This is the RED/GREEN cable coming from the same USB GI module mentioned above and this will go to the #160 Demogorgon trigger which is the flasher on the top left of the large center ramp/screen in front of the Demogorgon. You can visually locate this flasher by opening the coin door and going into Settings/Diag/Lamps and cycle to #160 using the volume buttons. Be sure to pull out white the high voltage switch buttons located near the hinge of the coin door or the flashers will not work during this Settings mode. Even easier, you can see the #160 flasher location indicated by the Green arrow in the pic below. Once you find it then use the “Y” Konekt adapter(attached to the Red/Green cable) supplied with the kit which will allow you to simply unplug the factory flasher and plug it inline with this flasher.
True UV Reveal Flasher: Connect the other cable to a Purple GI Bulb with the alligator clips (polarity does not matter here either)
Note: In some cases the alligator clips may not be able to reach clip cleanly onto the terminals due to the black heat shrink that is on them from the factory. If this is the case, simply get a small flathead screwdriver and back off the factory heat shrink to make room for the clips to grab onto the terminal. Be sure to do this with the game “Off” of course.
Connect the “Y” power splitter into the service port located behind the right speaker in the backbox and then plug the two power supplies into the splitter. You MUST plug your pinball machine into a power strip or wall outlet that you can turn On/Off that way, otherwise the UV of the “Things” Edition kit will stay on all the time and you DO NOT want this.
Lower the playfield to resting angle position on the cabinet and rest the light bars on the playfield.
Then plug the short red and black power connector cable(has a white 2 pin male connector) into the UV-Flasher PCB (black heat shrink with white female connector). Then plug the other power cable into the GI Module(black heat shrink with USB connection).
Place the now connected Pin Stadium GI Module over the backboard into the bottom of the cabinet out of the way of any moving objects.
Next locate the accessory packet and inside of it are small adhesive ribbon cable clamps included to use to attach to the back of the playfield to help guide the ribbon cables. They are to be attached to the furthest upper left and right corners of on the backside of the playfield backboard. These are vital as they act as a guide to keep the cables clear of pinching and allow as a memory for your cable length to help keep the cable tucked away and hidden.
Tip: Bend the ribbon cable in half (as shown below) so that it slides easier in the cable clamp. This allow for easier adjustment for slack and helps when you go to tuck it out of site once the playfield is down. You will eventually find a sweet spot that works with each machine. The ribbon cable is designed to be bendable so that you can further tuck it up and out of the way for a nice stealth look.
**IMPORTANT: SKIP this section if you are using the Hover installation kit to mount your lights: Click Here for installation. Otherwise if you are using Magna-Mounts please continue. Lower the playfield back down to it’s level resting position and use the included alcohol wipe to clean just below the playfield glass track. Positioning of the lights will be 1/8th of an inch below the glass channel. Clean about 2 inches below the glass so not to pick up any stray dust. It will need to be very clean and completely dry before proceeding. The wipe is to insure the best adhesion for the Magna-Mount system that hold the lights to the side of the cabinet. This is a VERY IMPORTANT step as this will insure the Pin Stadium lights a solid mount. Take your time here on this one please. Also DO NOT remove the other side of the Magna-Mounts from the light bar prior to installation. The light bars are to be installed with them on for two important reasons, one for correct positioning and also for polarity of the mounts. If you take them off and install them there is a good chance you will reverse polarity if they are not put on with the light bars. If polarity it wrong light bars will always shift when you re-attached them and never go in the correct spot. The two magnets fight against each other.
Notice here, I have roughly marked the length of the lights to know where to clean and positioning of the lights is critical for the best effect and clean factory finished look. The ribbon cable should be tucked just behind and under the back playfield glass receiver channel.
Carefully peel off the white protective backing for the Magna-Mount system, paying attention to align the lights 1/16th inch below the channel and far enough back to hide the ribbon cable and to clear the backbox hinge.
Note: DO NOT separate either of the sides the Magna-Mounts from the back of the light bar as it needs to be installed together as the magnetic polarity is set for proper mounting. This is very important!
Press firmly all along the entire length of the light channel with your fingers to create maximum bonding. Repeat for the opposite side of the cabinet. Take your time here as this is a vital part of the install to insure proper mounting.
Step 7 (Finished)
Restore the playfield to normal play position and replace the balls. Attach the Pin Stadium lights to their Magna-Mount backs on the side of the cabinet. Replace the playfield glass and lockbar.
**Important: Remember to always remove the lights and rest them on the playfield before raising your playfield. They will get potentially get damaged if you do not do this. Try to remind yourself as this is SUPER important especially since you are not used to doing this each time when raising your playfield. If you plan to raise the playfield to a vertical position then we suggest that you wedge the light bars on the playfield safely under a slingshot plastic or habitrail ball return above an inlane. Each machine is different and you will need to find a good spot on each machine to secure them.
FINISHED and Enjoy Upside Down mode like never before!!!
Then download and install the Pin Stadium app. Click Here!
Enjoy the light show and your new vision of your Stranger Things pinball machine! Please post up your impressions on the Pin Stadium Pinside thread as many others are really wanting to see and hear the results. It would be really great if you can take a picture in the dark of your machine with the UV lights OFF and then with them ON! Thank you again for your order and support of this product. As always please do no hesitate to email me directly with any questions: [email protected]