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#46 D13 HPD 95

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:20 PM

You got the link to the LEDs you used for the rear?? And how do you get the lights to stay on with the cursity light ?? As when i open my doors they come on but when i turn the light on inside they dont stay on??

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

My ambient lights are wired to the headlight light switch so they are on when my sidelights are on.

They can be turned off via the remote.

 

The courtesy and puddle lights are wired to the centre roof light.

If yours is not working as it should, check your wiring and also check the light switch as the terminals can become bent and not make a secure contact.

 

All ambient lights are LED strip cut to the required length and stuck down with 10mm double sided 3M body kit tape (the standard tape on the LED strip is no good for automotive use as the glue melts in hot climates resulting in your LEDs falling off)!

LED strip and controller from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ec91e4a8b



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:27 PM

Thanking you the switch was not contacting, all good now thank you, where did you mount your led under the seats??

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

that is an excellent job tunnel. it looks fantastic (as i am sure you are aware) i take my hat off to you sir.

 

My ambient lights are wired to the headlight light switch so they are on when my sidelights are on.

They can be turned off via the remote.

 

All ambient lights are LED strip cut to the required length and stuck down with 10mm double sided 3M body kit tape (the standard tape on the LED strip is no good for automotive use as the glue melts in hot climates resulting in your LEDs falling off)!

LED strip and controller from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ec91e4a8b

just ordered some of these :) quick question however, do they work with the auto function of the lights? where did you run the wiring from too?

many thanks :)



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

i've ordered some too,  quick question though, when you cut the LED strips for each part of the car how are they then connected back together?

 

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your kind comments.

The ambient lights are wired from the interior illumination circuit so you could take power from a nearby switch (such as the ESP or climate switch) or the light switch.

If you look at my submarine light guide, you will see how I wired these to the same circuit: http://www.fordowner...interior-light/

This wire feeds power to the LED controller so that the LEDs are on when the dash illumination is on i.e. at night!

 

The LEDs are fed from many spurs taken from the output of the LED controller. I made several small PCBs from vero strip and used PCB header pins and sockets so that I could disconnect any LED should it need replacing or maintaining without affecting any of the other LEDs.

These LED spur PCBs have around 6 sets of female headers each and are located in the centre console, front doors, A pillars and B pillars.

This also makes the lighting very easy to expand as all I need to do is plug in my new LED strip to a nearby spur PCB using wired male header pins.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:35 PM

i've ordered some too,  quick question though, when you cut the LED strips for each part of the car how are they then connected back together?

 

Cheers

I solder mine.

It is possible to buy connectors if your soldering skills are lacking!



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:33 PM

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your kind comments.

The ambient lights are wired from the interior illumination circuit so you could take power from a nearby switch (such as the ESP or climate switch) or the light switch.

If you look at my submarine light guide, you will see how I wired these to the same circuit: http://www.fordowner...interior-light/

This wire feeds power to the LED controller so that the LEDs are on when the dash illumination is on i.e. at night!

 

The LEDs are fed from many spurs taken from the output of the LED controller. I made several small PCBs from vero strip and used PCB header pins and sockets so that I could disconnect any LED should it need replacing or maintaining without affecting any of the other LEDs.

These LED spur PCBs have around 6 sets of female headers each and are located in the centre console, front doors, A pillars and B pillars.

This also makes the lighting very easy to expand as all I need to do is plug in my new LED strip to a nearby spur PCB using wired male header pins.

 

you have officially raped my mind :P thank you kindly for the detailed information.hopefully everything will arrive in the morning so i can have a go at it. although im not going to solder, not my forte. i have ambient lighting fitted already, i was rather hoping to tap into that?



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

Having dramas. The leds turn on but the remote doesn't work. Tried changing the battery to no avail. Any ideas anyone?

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

What was it you used to do the ambient lighting , always wanted to do it but never known how , looks great mate !

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

Started on my LED's (finally)

Using a piggy back fuse and earthed to the top of the stereo (single green wire in the photos)

The wire for the drivers side LED strip is routed under the stereo and then down behind the steering column.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

Would highly rate using piggy back fuses, no need to splice into any existing wiring or running a supply from the battery and it's a constant ignition on supply.

Just need to cut and solder the LED strips now.

Quick question though lads, for the LED strip above the glove box, where did you feed the wires through?

Cheers.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

For the led strip above the glovebox use this guide.
http://www.fordowner...on-guide/page-4
Worked perfectly for mine and can be turned off in the options on your display this way :)
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

Cheers, managed to find a hole for the wires to go through, I've got mine set up on a remote so no need to go into the menus as it also has the drivers and passengers footwell lights, though the double sided tape on the back of the LED is pretty poor and doesn't seem to stick in either footwell (the one above the glove box is fine however)

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:55 PM

Ahhh okay no worries, yehh that's the problem I had with the smd pads for under the footwells, so got some good 501 bulbs and ended up being better anyway luckily

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