I've just fitted lights to my 2002 focus, there were no wires behind glove box, so I spliced into interior light, and ran cable down A pillar
They fade in and out when door opened, but when totally switched off at interior light dome, the footwell lights still come on , when door opened, but they do fade out after time, is there a way round this? Because if I had the car door opened for say cleaning hoovering etc the lights would remain lit.
The way your foot well lighting currently functions is exactly the same as fords standard foot well lighting design.
The GEM automatically cuts power to the interior lighting after 30 minutes,
So if hoovering/cleaning with any door or boot door open for a duration greater than 30 minutes the GEM will cut the power to save your battery.
However if you would like full control over the foot well lighting you can fit a 12v rocker switch to the positive feed on the foot well lighting loom allowing you to cut the power flowing to them.
Purchase two insulated female spade connectors and a 12v rocker switch.
Cut the positive feed at a location where you would like the switch to be,
Fit a female insulated spade connector to each exposed positive cable,
Plug the crimped connectors in to your switch.
There you have full control of the foot well lighting to turn them off or in auto.