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Old 01-12-2008
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LED in footwell

Im going to try to put in some LED lighting in the footwells of my truck, similair to the ambient lighting available on 2008 Ford cars.

I wanted to tie it to the dome light, so when the door is open/switch is on, LEDs in footwell are on..

What's the easiest way to access the switched wires to do this?
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The Green/Orange wire behind the headlight switch. Just pop that little panel off beside it and you'll see it in there.
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That's the switched positive wire, correct. How diffiicult would it be to tap into that and bring it to the passenger footwell as well?
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That's the switched positive wire, correct. How diffiicult would it be to tap into that and bring it to the passenger footwell as well?
just have to run some wire through...pretty easy...a lot of open area behind the dash/bezel area
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I've never opened up that area, so i didnt know.
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Im going to try to put in some LED lighting in the footwells of my truck, similair to the ambient lighting available on 2008 Ford cars.

I wanted to tie it to the dome light, so when the door is open/switch is on, LEDs in footwell are on..

What's the easiest way to access the switched wires to do this?
Have you seen my thread on the mods I did to my Ranger and my Evo?

I did this in both..

Here is my post...

Check out my new mod....



(it is 4 individual 4 LED pods)






I'm going to to red ones like this in my Evo, but I'll be putting in a few more as I have more room on the floor.

UPDATE: EVO is done now, If you like this mod you'll love how the car came out.. I used RED.

So I decided to install some LED footwell lighting underneath the dash and also behind the front seats. Here are the photos taken at night without flash.









Here is the switch install...



I'm really happy with how they came out. I have it wired with the switch to the cigarette lighter wire. This way in order for them to be on both the switch must be on, and the parking lights must be on. (who would want them on during the day right? Also - I wanted the ability to turn them off if i felt like it)
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JP7 I like how you can turn on/off your led floor light, but I think I like Sparky's idea better. That way they would come on when the doors were open, and at night that would be kinda cool.
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JP7---What LED lights did you use?
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cool
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JP7 I like how you can turn on/off your led floor light, but I think I like Sparky's idea better. That way they would come on when the doors were open, and at night that would be kinda cool.
I will be doing this to my civic where i will have them wired into my dome light but also have a switch to them off...
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just remember that on 06+ your wiring is gonna be different colors...
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the domelights in both my car and my truck are way too bright to have both the footwell lighting and the domelights on when I open the door. It would also be 2 different colors. This is why I didnt do it this way.
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Man JP7 you are pretty handy with LED's I am looking to do red for ambient floor lighting. Dunno if I want to go that bright though. Not sure yet. What pods did you use? I plan on doing the OZ strips in the ac and cluster so i need to get pods for the floor lighting and leds for the switches cruise ect to all be the same color red.

I wonder how well the same oz strips would work for footwell lighting?

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Man JP7 you are pretty handy with LED's I am looking to do red for ambient floor lighting.
LOL thanks I get that alot!

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Dunno if I want to go that bright though.
It isnt "too bright" trust me, the camera had the flash off and that was overexposed

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What pods did you use?
These in the Evo:


These in the Ranger:


however, if I had to do them again i would use an oznium product as thier stuff is better hands down. I just did an F150 Lightning in red the other day, using oznium strips.

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I plan on doing the OZ strips in the ac and cluster so i need to get pods for the floor lighting and leds for the switches cruise ect to all be the same color red.
Check to see if they have the same wavelength. All of the red wavelenght LEDs should be within a few nanometers. Don't be afraid to call oznium and ask for the wavelenght of the LEDs if you cannot find the information on thier page. The Blue LEDs in my cluster, hvac & switches are 462 Nanometers, They are slightly off color to the floor lighting with is 475 Nanometers. However the Red ones in my Evo all match most perfectly (except where I used white doh!)

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I wonder how well the same oz strips would work for footwell lighting?
Sounds like an excellent idea.

Remember, if something is too bright, you can always put a resistor in series with it to dumb it down some.
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Cool deal. Thanks for all the advice man. I am gonna order a couple feet of red strip and start trying some stuff out!
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Cool deal. Thanks for all the advice man. I am gonna order a couple feet of red strip and start trying some stuff out!

Check the "action shots" on thier page. There are hundreds of good ideas there. This summer I will be doing quite a few copycat mods from these examples.
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