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tunne1rat

Member Since 09 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 10 2014 03:18 PM
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In Topic: ! Guide ! Wiring The Foot-Well Lights

08 January 2014 - 01:10 AM

I bought them over a year ago so the original link is now dead.

The remote and LED controller look identical to this: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ec91e4a8b


In Topic: ! Guide ! Wiring The Foot-Well Lights

08 January 2014 - 12:56 AM

I also have no footwell lights in my zetec s :(. Think I'm gonna wire some in at the weekend. Not sure if I should make them colour changing or not. I know the colour changing led strips don't have memory function (if the power is cut off) and I want them to come on/off with the courtesy light but if I do that the LEDs will just go on straight to the default mode eg. Flash different colours and whatnot.

And ideas to help would be great :)

My colour changing LEDs have a memory function and always come on to the last selected colour.

They also have preset memory banks so that custom colours can be made and stored.


In Topic: My Fiesta Mk7 Interior Lighting Project (Picture Heavy)

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!


In Topic: My Fiesta Mk7 Interior Lighting Project (Picture Heavy)

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.


In Topic: My Fiesta Mk7 Interior Lighting Project (Picture Heavy)

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