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Old 02-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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those of you with footwell lighting?

wired to your dome lights.... do you drive with your dome light on? i think thats pretty weak for the lights only to show when u open your doors... so do u guys just drive around with them on or? i think adding a switch may be too difficult...but maybe not
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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nope dont drive around with them on they just come on when the doors open at night thats enough for me
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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I see guys lol

well anybody hhave them wired to where u can turn them on and off maunually?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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My footwell lighting stays on at night in both the front and rear footwells
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #6
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yeah I never thought that such a small thing would be important, but my wife is driving the new honda CRZ and it has very subtle lighting in the footwells and I think it's awesome and now I want it but all the ones I've seen are super bright and obnoxious looking.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #7
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I have mine wired up to the dome light. Easiest way to do what you want is to install a dimmer switch between the lights and the 12v. That way you can dim them to be "subtle"
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I jumped my power from the center console.theres a power lead for the phone charger there and its only powered when the car is on. i like mine on all the time alsoName:  iphone pics 065.jpg
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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You could always add a secondary light/led that's hooked into constant power. That way the bright ones would go off w/the dome light, and the dimmer ones would stay on w/the car
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You could always add a secondary light/led that's hooked into constant power. That way the bright ones would go off w/the dome light, and the dimmer ones would stay on w/the car
haha, i was thinking the exact same thing. But yea, I dont like it where the footwell light bars are always on. Dont need more distractions while driving... especially at night.

If i was going to have a dimmer light on even while driving, I'd just get some single LEDs and pop them under... should be enough light imo.
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I jumped my power from the center console.theres a power lead for the phone charger there and its only powered when the car is on. i like mine on all the time alsoAttachment 203592


could you elaborate more on this? u hooked em up to the the power source under your usb port?
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #12
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I have mine wired up to the dome light. Easiest way to do what you want is to install a dimmer switch between the lights and the 12v. That way you can dim them to be "subtle"
might have to do that man.. im a noob at wiring though
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:58 PM   #13
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You could always add a secondary light/led that's hooked into constant power. That way the bright ones would go off w/the dome light, and the dimmer ones would stay on w/the car
Thats exactly what I did. I have dim blue ones that are on when the dash and door ABL are on and bright red ones that go on and off with the red dome light!

Best of both worlds!
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its a little distracting to have it on all the time i prefer to keep it off unless the dome light is on.
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