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#1 M4RC

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

Hi, I would like to wire footwell LEDs as my car doesn't have them. - (drivers and passenger side). Preferably I would like them to come on with the dome light eg. When you open the doors or unlock car etc. Just wondering where the best place to run the cable would be, if it's to hard then I'll just have to take a supply from the cigarette lighter or something.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:32 AM

Do you mean you don't have footwell lights at all ??? If so, you'll need to run a wire direct from your interior (roof) light, this shouldn't be to difficult.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:49 AM

I have a guide link under this post if viewed on a computer.
The guide is for a Focus but the routine will be roughly the same.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

Do you mean you don't have footwell lights at all ??? If so, you'll need to run a wire direct from your interior (roof) light, this shouldn't be to difficult.


Yeah,that's right I have no footwell lights atall so I'll need to run a wire from the roof light to the foot wells but I have no idea what route to use??

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

I have a guide link under this post if viewed on a computer.
The guide is for a Focus but the routine will be roughly the same.


Can't get it to work :( only have an ipad not a computer

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

Can't get it to work :( only have an ipad not a computer


Ah, i guess iPads don't handle PDF?
Try installing Kindle reader, that will display PDF files.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

Ah, i guess iPads don't handle PDF?
Try installing Kindle reader, that will display PDF files.


Nah, that doesn't work either. You have to download the file and then view it on that app but I can't download it

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

Converted the PDF pages to jpg images for you.

Hopefull that works better.

Bear in mind that the guide is for the Focus so some bits may not go the same, if you don't have bulb holder mounting points then you can substitute adhesive LED strips attached to any convenient under dash trim.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:03 PM

Thanks! I ordered led strips and cable so I'll give it a bash when they arive

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:49 PM

If you need any further advice or tips feel free to ask :)



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

Does anyone know some sort of connector I can use so if I wanted to disconnect them I could just unclip it and then clip it back in sort of thing?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

You can get a sort of plug for it i guess, just a pos neg car plug like what you have connected to a headlight im sure u can find one at maplin

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

Standard crimp connectors or choc blocks?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

I found bullet crimps, I've just ordered some of them

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:20 PM

Cheers

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