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Old 10-14-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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HOW TO WIRE REAR SEAT FOOTWELL LIGHTING

hello, i decided to add some footwell lighting to my rear seats. now this write up is assuming you have already done you front footwell lighting ( i know, what happens when we assume?) lol,
ok, if you did your footwell lighting by the instructions found in this thread
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then you probably have your footwell lighting coming on with your dome lights. if that the case you would just tap into the wire that you already have going to your front footwell lights. once you tap into it, you would run the wire along the side panel all the way to the back seat. i would pop out the back seat, its very easy, just get you hands under the front of the back seat and lift up and then reach into the rear of the seat, about centered where you sit and push down on the bracket and the seat pops right out. run your power wire with the existing harness to the front center of the back seat. see pics, now i took a self tapping screw with a little silicon and connected a ground wire. so now we have power and ground at the front center of the rear seat. i then took the red led that i purchase from autozone and used some 60 second 2 part epoxy and secured them to the front of the rear seats, see pics. I then connected the 2 red wires from the light to the power wire and the 2 black wire to the ground wire. There you go. ohh, it probably a good idea to disconnect you battery while doing this.
now i have my footwell lights connected to a switch and not the dome light wire, so all i did is tap into the wire out of the switch that goes to my front footwell lights. hope this helps, i love it

if you need some pics, please let me know, i'll do what i can.

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Old 10-15-2010, 01:37 AM   #2
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Very nice!!! I love it sir!! Thank you for sharing.

We have the new ABL flexible kits packaged in the Vendors section now as well. I think this might be our next mod on The Sizzle sir. They are so easy to work with.

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Old 10-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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Nice work man... I put in rear seat footwell lights in a totally different way. Your method is inventive, and I like it!
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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Nice work man... I put in rear seat footwell lights in a totally different way. Your method is inventive, and I like it!
i guess there are many ways to skin a cat thx for looking

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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Very nice, easy, cheap mod.... I really like it ... I'll add this to my mod list
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:27 AM   #6
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Great write up! I've been toting with this idea for some time now. Question though, did you run the (+) wire underneath the carpet? I got that you run it alongside the center console and all. Just curios to how you made the jump to the back seats.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:48 AM   #7
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Great write up! I've been toting with this idea for some time now. Question though, did you run the (+) wire underneath the carpet? I got that you run it alongside the center console and all. Just curios to how you made the jump to the back seats.
hi, actually i ran it along the driver side between the door sill and driver seat, just snap up the molding, there is a harness that runs there already then came in front of the rear seat, if you look closely you can see a harness right at the edge of the carpet and where the rear seat meets.

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #8
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Awesome thanks, and you just t-tapped into the front footwells (+) wire right.
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Awesome thanks, and you just t-tapped into the front footwells (+) wire right.
correct, if your footwell light are connected to the dome light wire, just tap into that same wire, if they go through a switch, then the wire that comes out of the switch and go to the front footwell lights, tap into that one, so when you turn of the front lights the rear will also come on. just posted some pics

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Old 10-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #10
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Thanks man. This is my next mod once my leather seats get finished. Getting custom white seats with a dark grey top stitch.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:01 PM   #11
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Oooh, that looks nice! I am getting ready to do front footwells, I might have to do rears at the same time. Thanks for the write-up!
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #12
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damn .... now that looks bad azz....
looks like i have new best friend...

can wait to see your ride....
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Just wired them in now. Was a really easy install. Just electric taped the negative down to center bolt under the seat. Though I realized afterwards that I can't remove the back seat without ripping the wiring all up :( I'll be sure to grab some pictures once it gets dark out. Now I'm off to do some claying.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:18 PM   #14
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Just wired them in now. Was a really easy install. Just electric taped the negative down to center bolt under the seat. Though I realized afterwards that I can't remove the back seat without ripping the wiring all up :( I'll be sure to grab some pictures once it gets dark out. Now I'm off to do some claying.
kool, happy it worked for u, it's not that hard if u already have the front lighting done already. plz post sum pics

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:01 PM   #15
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wow nice work! looks fantastic.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:04 PM   #16
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im just planning on velcroeing mine down that way if you have to remove them to take out the seat you can.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:22 AM   #17
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im just planning on velcroeing mine down that way if you have to remove them to take out the seat you can.
that's a good idea. in case lights burn out
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #18
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Very good idea! I just got done front footwell lighting. One question about the back, do you think it will work as well with the cloth seats? Adhering it to the seats?
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Very good idea! I just got done front footwell lighting. One question about the back, do you think it will work as well with the cloth seats? Adhering it to the seats?
so far no problems, i used a 60 second 2 part epoxy for fabric.

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I picked up the 1minute 2 chamber container epoxy. The kind you mix the 2 liquid and apply. Worked real well!! Finish the install today of the front and back footwell lighting! Thank you guys for the help!
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I picked up the 1minute 2 chamber container epoxy. The kind you mix the 2 liquid and apply. Worked real well!! Finish the install today of the front and back footwell lighting! Thank you guys for the help!
awesome, please post some pics when you get a chance.

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Just wired them in now. Was a really easy install. Just electric taped the negative down to center bolt under the seat. Though I realized afterwards that I can't remove the back seat without ripping the wiring all up :( I'll be sure to grab some pictures once it gets dark out. Now I'm off to do some claying.
yeah, any time you run wire, really for anything, you wanna leave extra, not only to move things around but also if a connector goes bad later on and you have to cut and install another. oh well, we live and learn post pics when you can.

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Done with mine..will post pics later. I did use the velcroe way, however the velcroe kept falling off from the cloth under the seat, so what I did is took the one piece of velcroe that was going to stay attatched to the seat and staple gunned it to the seat. Works great. Doesn't do any damage to the seat underneath cause it's just cloth and foam that you can't see. No more problems with it falling off and I can still un velcroe it if something goes wrong with the light. Looks awesome.
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Done with mine..will post pics later. I did use the velcroe way, however the velcroe kept falling off from the cloth under the seat, so what I did is took the one piece of velcroe that was going to stay attatched to the seat and staple gunned it to the seat. Works great. Doesn't do any damage to the seat underneath cause it's just cloth and foam that you can't see. No more problems with it falling off and I can still un velcroe it if something goes wrong with the light. Looks awesome.
awesome, that a great idea, thats what i love about camaro5 members, more ideas, more that one way to skin a cat.

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