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Old 05-09-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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footwel lighting

I just bought a set of 4 at walmart for $12 basically 43.00 a light. They're blue, have double sided tape, plug into the lighter with a switch but can be hard wired. They're Chinese made and look good. Any one have any experience with these or similar from the auto parts store? I see others that sell for $60 a pair. Are they that much better at $30 a light?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with those, I usually go on eBay and buy 5050 300 LED reels. You do have to solder the connectors onto the wire, but you can cut them pretty much to any length you want and 15ft of LEDs is a lot and the 5050 are the brightest.

I'm sure these Walmart ones will be fine for footwells, you can always cut the cigarette lighter piece off and splice the wires and hook them to power and ground and save your cigarette lighter spot for something else.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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I installed them one time, they work as good as any other set up, all you to do is wire them any way you want.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Here's mine I just installed from AAC. Probably I the same shop lol
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This is next up for me also. Do you have them hooked into the dome light somewhere? Or have them always on?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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I used the strips from auto zone for my bike. They hold up Nicely I must say. I harded wired them tho. I have 24 inches (12 inches each side) right by the engine on my bike and rode for three hours straight on the interstate with them on and they are still going nice and strong.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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This is next up for me also. Do you have them hooked into the dome light somewhere? Or have them always on?
always on until i get the switch in..
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #9
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This is next up for me also. Do you have them hooked into the dome light somewhere? Or have them always on?
i have mine set up with 3 options. on when open door along with dome light, always on. and off.
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i have mine set up with 3 options. on when open door along with dome light, always on. and off.
How'd you hook them up like that? Easy to do? Not an expert in wiring unfortunately lol
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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You need a 3 prong switch, on off on. The red wire from the LED goes on the right or left of the switch, tap into the dome grey wire right above the gas pedal with a red wire and hook it up on the other prong of the switch. So , right now u should have , on the left prong of switch the red of footwell light , nothing in the middle and the domelight wire on the right. Tap into the cigarret lighter wire (red) run that wire to the left prong of switch (conected with the red footwell lighting wire) then put the switch where ever u want. I put mine right under the fuse box (inside box) . Right under the steering wheel. Oh and the black wire u need to ground it to the car. I'm not an expert with this kind of things but is not hard at all. It just takes time. I hope it makes sense. I'm writing this from my phone. I'm sure some guys here can help you out if I missed somethibg. Or have a better way to do this.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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I just installed the AAC smd strips. I hooked it up to the traction control yellow wire and grounded them on the bolt at the front of the console, so it comes on with the lights. I cut the strips down to about 3" so I can mount them where the gm kit mounts. It looks good. Matches the doors and dash lighting. Probably going to put a switch in, so I can turn them off if I want.

I noticed that the LEDs are warm to the touch. Is that normal? I thought LEDs did not get hot.

Sorry for the newbie question.
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I just installed the AAC smd strips. I hooked it up to the traction control yellow wire and grounded them on the bolt at the front of the console, so it comes on with the lights. I cut the strips down to about 3" so I can mount them where the gm kit mounts. It looks good. Matches the doors and dash lighting. Probably going to put a switch in, so I can turn them off if I want.

I noticed that the LEDs are warm to the touch. Is that normal? I thought LEDs did not get hot.

Sorry for the newbie question.
I wish I knew how to get as far as you did! No clue how to wire any of that...
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #14
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I noticed that the LEDs are warm to the touch. Is that normal? I thought LEDs did not get hot.

Sorry for the newbie question.
LED's do get warm though they just won't get hot to the touch where it burns your hand like halogen bulbs.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #15
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I wish I knew how to get as far as you did! No clue how to wire any of that...
It wasn't that hard, I just followed this thread http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...light=footwell

The hardest part was taking the trim with 4 pack gauges around the shifter off.
I had trouble getting it back in. I think I read somewhere you can pull up the traction control button without taking the trim off, but I'm not sure.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:20 PM   #16
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LED's do get warm though they just won't get hot to the touch where it burns your hand like halogen bulbs.

Thanks iKeablr, Just wanted to make sure. Its the first time I've used these types of LED's
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #17
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Here's mine I just installed from AAC. Probably I the same shop lol
What color is that???
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #18
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I just bought a set of 4 at walmart for $12 basically 43.00 a light. They're blue, have double sided tape, plug into the lighter with a switch but can be hard wired. They're Chinese made and look good. Any one have any experience with these or similar from the auto parts store? I see others that sell for $60 a pair. Are they that much better at $30 a light?
Not Walmart, but a place local called Presidential Autowerkz. They had the only ones that matched our Camaros blue perfect. I did however pick the blue ones up over the weekend to do my HHR.

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I have mine at homr right now.. just sitting there. AAC royal blue. I don't know what pieces I need to buy to get this thing going.

What size threaded wire do I need to pick up?
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