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Old 09-24-2010, 10:34 AM   #251
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ok thanks guys. I guess I will just be duplicating TonyNo's install cuz I just want the lights to mimic the dome light. I used to have floor lights for at night and when I drove it was too distracting for me.
Now I have some work to do on my car
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:51 PM   #252
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I want my lights on a switch, and I have a blue led mini rocker switch, so I think I may just tap into the front cigarette lighter for the 12v power and then just ground her out! I would like them to come on when I open the door like the dome light, but If i put a switch to them and connect them to that yellow wire, that wont work huh.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:28 AM   #253
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I got mine from Xenithxenons.com... they are a forum sponsor here. IF you have the IOM interior, the red strips they have are a perfect match.

I believe AAC might also have some color-matched blue/green strips if you have the blue/green ABL....
We carry the full line of AAC and Oracle lighting products and stock most all of the common colors. There is a newer "ambient light" color similar to the stock green/light blue as well. Almost a perfect match.

IOM = Inferno Orange Metallic (Orange) for those who asked.

Take a look at our Facebook Fan Page and see some of the bundle "deals" that we have on the "shop now" tab.

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I kinda like the tapping into the dome light myself since it becomes rather automatic, but there are those who want full manual control over it.

The three way switch is another great idea!

Best of luck and post up some finished pics when you're done!
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:12 AM   #254
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ugh i got the driver side done (tapped into the gray wire for the dome light) but now i cannot get the passenger side to work i cant even find a good ground everything is plastic on the pass. side but anyway there are 3 gray wires on the passenger side i tried all three and still no power any ideas what im doing wrong guys (btw im talking abt the connector with the gray wires on the passenger side if that helps..
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #255
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The grey wire I mentioned is on the BCM, not the passenger side.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:17 PM   #256
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ugh i got the driver side done (tapped into the gray wire for the dome light) but now i cannot get the passenger side to work i cant even find a good ground everything is plastic on the pass. side but anyway there are 3 gray wires on the passenger side i tried all three and still no power any ideas what im doing wrong guys (btw im talking abt the connector with the gray wires on the passenger side if that helps..

When I wired mine up I just t-tapped the passenger side wire into the driver side positive wire. This way Otis all wired to the dome light. As for grounding if you take off the side panels for the center console there is a bolt on both the passenger and driver side. This is a ground, you can tell because Oshawa marked it with a sharpie, the color may vary.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:14 PM   #257
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ok thats a good idea i will try that out thanks guys
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #258
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LOL The ground point is mentioned in post #1 here.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:54 PM   #259
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ya it got bad i was getting pissed after the 2 hour mark lol oh well i got the drivers side in and going so hopefully it wont take too long to find that groud on the center consul then tap into the power wire on the drivers side haha
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:21 PM   #260
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When I did my footweel lighting I too tapped in the gray wire above the gas pedal, but then I ran an extra wire to the passenger side underneath the center console by the gas pedal behind the carpet. I found on the Passenger side a small part of the underdash that had a hole that I could use to thread a screw through and use a double nut to secure it. I put my LED light that was in its holder onto the threaded screw and that served as it ground. The power line was what I ran. I have attached a few pics to give you an idea of how I did mine.

I am working on installing rear courtsey lights in the rear side panels that are a throwback to the types of lights used in the 60's.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:27 PM   #261
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nice lights. I'm doing mine tomorrow morning
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #262
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Looking forward to seeing the rears... Or is that looking backward? LOL
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Looking forward to seeing the rears... Or is that looking backward? LOL
Looking backwards. LOL. I got the idea from my 65 Mustang Fastabck that has rear courtsey lights for the rear fold down seat. These are the same lights and work great with an 1156 T-18SMD cool white bulbs.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:23 AM   #264
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ok there are two bolts on the center consol one already has a ground which one are yall usiing can i ground my lights on the bolt that already has a ground on it does that matter?
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:32 PM   #265
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ok there are two bolts on the center consol one already has a ground which one are yall usiing can i ground my lights on the bolt that already has a ground on it does that matter?
I used the driverside bolt. Get a spade or o-ring and crimp it on your grounding wire. Works great.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:59 AM   #266
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If I tap into the grey wire and put it on a rocker switch, can I just turn it on whenever I want?
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If I tap into the grey wire and put it on a rocker switch, can I just turn it on whenever I want?
No, all that will do is allow you to turn off the lights whenever the dome lite circuit is on. If you want to be able to turn them on independently, you will need to tap a wire with 12v on whenever the key is turned to on.

If you use a relay, then you can have both activation with dome light as well as toggling with a switch. Either way, if you want to switch it on with something other than the dome light switch, you'll need a 12v line. Luckily i believe there is at least one or two coming out of the BCM so it will not be any harder to tap than the grey wire.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:01 AM   #268
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finished my lights. I used the bolt that already had the grounds on it and T-tapped the grey wire. the grey wire is either 20 or 22 gauge if that helps anyone. Here's mine in IOM
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #269
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If I put the relay in line with the tap off of either the grey wire or yellow one and then hook the switch up to that as well, will that work as far as letting me either have them come on when the dome light comes and when I want to turn them on with the switch. Also what side is the bcm on and I can just use a standard relay right?
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If I put the relay in line with the tap off of either the grey wire or yellow one and then hook the switch up to that as well, will that work as far as letting me either have them come on when the dome light comes and when I want to turn them on with the switch. Also what side is the bcm on and I can just use a standard relay right?
The BCM is the thing that the grey wire comes out of. You'll need a SPDT relay(cost a couple bucks on amazon). You'll put the 12v line on the switch before the relay. The normally closed circuit will be inline with the grey wire. When you throw the switch, the relay will open (deactivate) the grey wire circuit, and a the 12v line will be supplying juice t o your lights. Turn off t he switch and it goes back to the grey wire (dome light switch) being in control. You will want to use diodes to be sure you don't back feed into your BCM and cook it.

If this does not make sense, I'll try to draw a circuit diagram... Although I am no EE, so it will probably suck
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:41 AM   #271
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #272
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Does this help anyone????
So Ivan,

What your saying is that if i bought the oracle footwell lighting kit from you and i attached my red(positive) wires of my inverter to this magical grey wire then my ccfl's will dim in and out accordingly?

I do not need a secconday power source?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:32 AM   #273
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So Ivan,

What your saying is that if i bought the oracle footwell lighting kit from you and i attached my red(positive) wires of my inverter to this magical grey wire then my ccfl's will dim in and out accordingly?

I do not need a secconday power source?
That sir...is exactly what I'm saying. Well done.

What's cool, is they will actually come on manually when you turn your overhead dome light on as well....oooooohhhhh aaaaahhhhh!!!

Call me if you need help...I'll walk ya through it. Takes about 5 minutes to wire it up. Longer to actually mount the tubes.

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Old 10-03-2010, 01:33 AM   #274
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I don't think any ccfl has the ability to dim, it will come on and off only. You'll need LED or incandescent lighting to dim.
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I don't think any ccfl has the ability to dim, it will come on and off only. You'll need LED or incandescent lighting to dim.
I install most every set like this. They dim very nicely.

Video on the next install...I call it.
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