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Old 03-11-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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Footwell lighting

Ok folks, I just completed adding blue Led lighting to the foot/floorboard area in the front of my camaro. I found that there is a connector under the passenger side kick panel. It is the closest one to the door jamb once you remove the kick panel. Simply squeeze (pinch) the 2 release tabs at the top and then the handle rotates up to disconnect the connector. The Grey wire (about the center of the connector) on the body side of the connector is the light fading wire. I tapped the LED light power wire to this wire and completed the ground to any suitable ground connection. Now the LED lights work exactly as the overhead light does. Fades on and off, comes on with door open off when closed etc. I will post some pics in a little while. Still doing some other mods that has my attention right now. It was very simple to get to and required no special tools or connectors.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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Thanks for the headsup. I'm going to be installintg my footwell lighting here shortly and any tips/tricks are helpful.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
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Ok folks, I just completed adding blue Led lighting to the foot/floorboard area in the front of my camaro. I found that there is a connector under the passenger side kick panel. It is the closest one to the door jamb once you remove the kick panel. Simply squeeze (pinch) the 2 release tabs at the top and then the handle rotates up to disconnect the connector. The Grey wire (about the center of the connector) on the body side of the connector is the light fading wire. I tapped the LED light power wire to this wire and completed the ground to any suitable ground connection. Now the LED lights work exactly as the overhead light does. Fades on and off, comes on with door open off when closed etc. I will post some pics in a little while. Still doing some other mods that has my attention right now. It was very simple to get to and required no special tools or connectors.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:13 PM   #4
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Very cool! Just like the connector on the steering column that does the same thing! Great job! I just wired both my footwell lights to the 1 wire
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:40 PM   #5
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Any pics on the one under the kick panel or the one on the steering column? Also when lights to you guys use?
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:49 PM   #6
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There is a thread or 2 on the one under the steering column - I'd have to search for it - look under DIY for footwell lighting. I'm using the AAC LED sticks. Work & look great! Both in Amber...

Search: Your friend. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1224402
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Thanks. Found it after I posted hehe. Was getting ready to go to bed so I was kinda lazy :(. Got up the energy to find it hehe. Even posted in the other thread before I seen your reply. Now off to bed because got work in 6 hours :(.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:21 PM   #8
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Ok folks, I just completed adding blue Led lighting to the foot/floorboard area in the front of my camaro. I found that there is a connector under the passenger side kick panel. It is the closest one to the door jamb once you remove the kick panel. Simply squeeze (pinch) the 2 release tabs at the top and then the handle rotates up to disconnect the connector. The Grey wire (about the center of the connector) on the body side of the connector is the light fading wire. I tapped the LED light power wire to this wire and completed the ground to any suitable ground connection. Now the LED lights work exactly as the overhead light does. Fades on and off, comes on with door open off when closed etc. I will post some pics in a little while. Still doing some other mods that has my attention right now. It was very simple to get to and required no special tools or connectors.
when u get time upload us some pics of it
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:42 PM   #9
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when u get time upload us some pics of it
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #10
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So you did use the Flex Led?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:16 PM   #11
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I am going to attempt this in the next few days. Hopefully it will work out. Did you tap into any fuses in the panel, and did you run a wire down from the Dome Light?

This will be helpful info. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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I am going to attempt this in the next few days. Hopefully it will work out. Did you tap into any fuses in the panel, and did you run a wire down from the Dome Light?

This will be helpful info. Thanks.
No I did not tap into any fuses. LED lights draw such small amps that is is not necessary unless you are planning to run quite a few of them. If you look at my included pictures you will see that in the passenger side kick panel is a connector that you can very easily tap into for the necessary power. This is the wire that goes to the dome light. Also because this is already fused it is safe. If you need any help just PM me. I'll do what I can to help you out.

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I'll take you up on that if I run into any problems.

If you think of any other tips please PM me, as it will be the next week or two before I can get this started. I am leaving town this weekend.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:59 AM   #14
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Did you connect the two strips of LED in series or in parallel please.

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Old 03-12-2010, 06:38 AM   #15
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Did you connect the two strips of LED in series or in parallel please.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:38 AM   #16
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Nice find, Jarhead!
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:52 PM   #17
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I found 15" LED Light Bars for $9.98 at Walmart and 2 W5W / 194 Blue LED Dome Lights on EBAY for $3.49
offered by seller SIXITY.

Install was super easy. I did drill a hole in the sidewall (under the passenger kick panel) to have an easy place to screw the ground to. The Walmart Light Bars are 12V, so there is no Transformer and I parallel wired the two light bars and used a T-Tap for the hot leads and a circle connector(???) for the ground . I used a piece of stiff wire to fish the Driver's Side LED wire through the gap in the center console near the firewall, then ran the wire along the length of the Passenger side light bar and secured both with zip ties in the rectangular holes conveniently located at the bottom and just under the dash. I used a razor blade to shave away some insulation in the gray wire so the T-Tap didn't have to cut in to it.

(No pictures forthcoming because I don't have a camera, so don't ask)

Gotta love cheap mods! Thanks Jarhead!!

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:24 AM   #18
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I found 15" LED Light Bars for $9.98 at Walmart and 2 W5W / 194 Blue LED Dome Lights on EBAY for $3.49
offered by seller SIXITY.

Install was super easy. I did drill a hole in the sidewall (under the passenger kick panel) to have an easy place to screw the ground to. The Walmart Light Bars are 12V, so there is no Transformer and I parallel wired the two light bars and used a T-Tap for the hot leads and a circle connector(???) for the ground . I used a piece of stiff wire to fish the Driver's Side LED wire through the gap in the center console near the firewall, then ran the wire along the length of the Passenger side light bar and secured both with zip ties in the rectangular holes conveniently located at the bottom and just under the dash. I used a razor blade to shave away some insulation in the gray wire so the T-Tap didn't have to cut in to it.

(No pictures forthcoming because I don't have a camera, so don't ask)

Gotta love cheap mods! Thanks Jarhead!!

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Sweet, They really do look great at night!!!!! Glad I could help you out.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #19
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Thanks to this thread and another one I completed my install of my interior footwell lights. Had the overhead light and trunk light completed the night I brought my Camaro home from the dealer. The kit I used came from Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AMEBDIX%3AIT
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:55 PM   #20
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:03 PM   #21
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:13 PM   #22
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:16 AM   #23
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Lookin good. I installed mine to a switch so i can turn them on and off. This is great for those who want them to come on with the dome light!
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:23 PM   #24
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:57 PM   #25
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where exactly is that connecter? on the passenger side to the right of where someones feet would be if they were sitting in the seat? and the dome light wire is the only gray wire right? i took off the molding by the door sill and found a gray wire im guessing thats it....
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