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Old 11-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Foot well LED HELP please!!

Ordered these and i'm not to sure how to install them. Anyone know how to help me out?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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have you contacted the manufacturer or just not seen the instructions in the bottom of the box?

i know those are obvious questions, but it's worth asking...
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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They were ordered offline and didn't come with instructions, I'm searching for the instructions online but not coming up with any luck.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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have you tried tapping the leads into the existing footwell lighting?
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:37 PM   #5
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if only i new how to do that :0...I'm good at custom stuff but when it comes to that im SOL...
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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The 2 wires are hooked to a Power Source and a Ground. It ususally doesn't matter which wires go where when it comes to this. You can search your owners manual for a fuse that is powered when the door is open (Dome light Circuit) is probably the best for your instance. You can purchase terminal ends or just strip the end of the wire to hook to power wrap it around the dome light fuse (not the best method). Strip the other wire (Ground wire) and install a terminal end so that you can bolt to an existing ground under your dash somewhere.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:18 PM   #7
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I'll keep workin at it, If anyone has any picture directions that would be helpful!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:52 AM   #8
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Use the red coated wire as your 12V power source, hook it up to a power source that will turn on with the inside light or one of the ignition sources( I dont know if you want it on all the time, or just when you open the doors... you could always just wire it up to a 12V constant power, like the battery, and have a switch installed in line with the 12V power.)

take the Clear coated wire to a grounded point on the body of the car..( a bolt that bolts to the metal structure of the vehicle will work), and then wal'la ...
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:23 AM   #9
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Could you describe to me what " power source that will turn on with the inside light" looks like so i can easily find it. I just want them to turn on when the door is open
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:38 AM   #10
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here is a link to the ambient lighting thread should show where to hook it up http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...bient+lighting
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:46 AM   #11
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get you one of these

You can pick up one of those piggback connectors at most auto parts stores.
what you want to do is locate the fuse for your Interior lighting. ( the fuse panel is located on the left hand side of the dash. you will need to pull the cover off.. refer to your users manual)
once you find that fuse pull it out.. insert the fuse link adapter. install your original fuse for the adapter, and one for the added circuit..
then butt splice this onto the red wire that is coming off of your LED light.. you may need to add more wire to make it reach. JUST BE SURE TO NOT CROSS POLARITY!! hook one wire up at a time.. keep the red wire hook up to the power source, and take the clear wire to your Ground point(Body Frame)
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:49 AM   #12
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here is a link to the ambient lighting thread should show where to hook it up http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...bient+lighting
not sure he wants the LED foot well lighting to be on with the ambient lighting.. he mentioned he wanted it on when the doors are open, with the dome light.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #13
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Thunders right...just when my door opens.
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Thunders right...just when my door opens.
your right, dont know what i was thinking.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:14 PM   #15
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your right, dont know what i was thinking.
Same thing I was when I first read the thread.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:49 PM   #16
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i got the installer turned good friend from futureshop to put them in for me, free of charge.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #17
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I guess no-one has found the wire anywhere near the footwell that controls the dome light?
I Just ordered the LEDs for the dome light, and footwell lighting from AAC. I too would like to wire them to go on/off with the dome light - in fact I will put a 3 way switch so i can switch on when i want them - anyway slight digression. I am also putting up the Escort detector - so i think i will run a hot wire from the dome light down to the footwell while I'm channeling the detector cords - hopefully through the headliner to the side posts then down. Anyone tell me which wire it is in the dome light i need to tap into before I get my meter out?

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:17 PM   #18
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...and how to pull the a-pillar covering? ;-)
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:34 AM   #19
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Under the dash by the steering wheel you will see a block of wires. There is a grey block of wires, unplug that block and use a t splitter and splice your power wires to the grey wire and plug the block back in. Ground your ground wires and there you have it. They will work with your dome light. I just did mine about three weeks ago.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #20
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Under the dash by the steering wheel you will see a block of wires. There is a grey block of wires, unplug that block and use a t splitter and splice your power wires to the grey wire and plug the block back in. Ground your ground wires and there you have it. They will work with your dome light. I just did mine about three weeks ago.
Holy cow, you brought up a thread is from 2009. My guess is the OP got this resolved, or at least I hope so
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:20 AM   #21
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And Tony already wrote up a DYI on it. With GOOD pics.
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