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DIY: Footwell LED install

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by csuviper, May 19, 2015.

  1. May 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    csuviper

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    Footwell LED lighting (front and rear)


    Parts needed

    1. Cut strips of 6 LEDs per footwell from the LED roll.
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    3. Solder the black and red wires the the first small LED strip that will be placed under the drivers side footwell.
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    4. Pull off the backing and stick the first LED strip where you would like under the drivers side footwell.

    5. Measure and cut the red and black wires to proper length reaching from the LED strip to the existing location of the drivers footwell light. Run the wires carefully to keep them tucked up and hidden nicely.

    6. Splice the red and black wires from the first LED strip into the wires from the existing light in the drivers footwell. Light blue is positive and the light brown is negative. I popped out the existing footwell light because the color would not match the new ones.


    7. I installed all of the remaining lights in series with the first one. That means that I soldered the next LED light strip (passenger footwell) onto the end of the first LED light strip. Then the next one, passenger rear to the passenger front and so on. Repeat steps 4 and 5 running from strip to strip. Run the wires under the carpet, and up the rear supports of the front seats for a clean install.

    8. The last step is to make sure all of the wires are hidden for a clean install. With them being tied into the existing drivers side footwell light, they turn on when the door is opened and turn off a few seconds after the door is closed.
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  2. May 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    Nicely done!
     
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  3. May 19, 2015 at 10:32 AM
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  4. May 19, 2015 at 1:36 PM
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    I really like that. I've been thinking about doing red in front And back.
     
  5. May 19, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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  6. Nov 26, 2015 at 4:06 AM
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    Can you show or explain how you tied these in to the footwell light? Thanks looks good,
     
  7. Nov 26, 2015 at 10:04 AM
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    Of course. Let me take a pic
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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  9. Nov 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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    I popped out the light and connector and tapped into the wires.
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  10. Jun 6, 2016 at 7:56 PM
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    How do u run wires to back seats? What gauge wire? All off that small lil light drivers side foot well?
     
  11. Jun 6, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    Ran the wires under the carpet, and up the rear supports of the front seats. All of them are tied into the one small little light on the drivers side. I don't remember exactly what guage i had but i believe it was around 18 gauge.
     
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    My question as well, for the pre assembled kit.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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    4000k is white
    5000K should have a very slight tint of blue
    6000k should have a little more blue

    Not sure if i have 5000k or 6000k.

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    What footwell light?
     
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    I like, i also have 2 extra rolls of led lights... weekend project!
     
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    Anyone ever just replace the existing bulb with a small LED? probably a lot less light-but a cheap option?
     
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    A strip of LEDs runs pretty damn cheap too though..
     
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    Exactly. Its only a really small bulb that is on the drivers side only.
    What i have done is added small strips to each footwell front and back. Love the added light.
    I would put this mod at a total of around $30-$40.
     
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    I don't want to jack this thread but as long as we are talking LED, anyone know the 2014+ license plate LED blub size/part number?
     
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    Must be some expensive LEDs! Last LED strip I bought off Amazon was a 16.4ft for $9. Free shipping and I already had double sided taped if needed.
     
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    Ok i went through the first post and updated with the parts list and also updated the steps to wiring this all up.
     
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    is there a fuse specific to the footwell light ? my LED strip just stopped working. Other interior lights are OK.
     
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