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Old 11-28-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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How to Wire Footwell Lighting

I wanted to do this as cleanly as possible, so running a wire all the way from the dome light was right out. Let's dig in!

K9 is the BCM and X7 is the connector that has the dome light wire. K9 is just above the accelerator pedal and has 7 color-coded connectors on it. X7 is grey in color and so is the wire in position 1 (our target). I attached a t-tap for this connection. See first pic.

I mounted my light strips under the dash and oriented the wire-ends towards the console. You can pull back the sides of the console to give access to a nice channel. I taped the passenger side light wires to the end of a stick and used it to fish the wire to the driver's side. See second and third pic. Note the bolt with the yellow line by it in the third. This will be our grounding point.

I then spotted a slot that I pulled the driver's-side light wires through to better hide them. See the fourth pic.

I took the two black (negative) wires, cut them to a good length, stripped them, crimped on a spade/ring terminal, and attached it to that bolt mentioned earlier. See the fifth pic.

I attached the t-tap mating terminal to a fuse holder, connected this to the red (positive) wires, and plugged it in. I then tucked the wires in behind the console and generally spiffed up the wiring before I snapped the console side covers back into place.

All done! Enjoy your illuminated feet, as others have noted! See last pic.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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Awesome, thanks for the write up, this has been saved .
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:52 AM   #3
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Yes, great writeup! Thanks.

One question, can you please explain this line: "I attached the t-tap mating terminal to a fuse holder, connected this to the red (positive) wires, and plugged it in"

So, the red wires come from the inverters and you attached your own fuse to that end and plugged that in the end of the T-Tap that's connected to X7?

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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So, the red wires come from the inverters and you attached your own fuse to that end and plugged that in the end of the T-Tap that's connected to X7?
I didn't use CCFL's, but, essentially, yes.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:02 AM   #6
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just so I got this right, You tapped into the Grey wire under the dash on the Grey connector.......you tied the red (power wires) into that wire and used the black wires as grounds on either side of the dash underneath. And this makes it so the lights just come on with the dome light correct?
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:13 AM   #7
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:16 PM   #8
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What wire do I use if I want them to slowly turn on like the dome does, but I want them to stay on with the rest of the ambient lighting? I dont want them to turn off when the dome goes off
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #9
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Please! Anyone? Is it the purple wires for the ambient lighting?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:34 PM   #10
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I don't have AL, so I can't comment on that.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:43 PM   #11
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Looking at the diagram (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...41&postcount=4), the purple wire after SRK/SRM (whatever that is) is what you want.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:12 PM   #12
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I'm looking at the connectors right now; looks like there are 2 purple wires. 1 on the black connector, and 1 on the green. Any ideas?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:31 PM   #13
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Based on the diagram, you want the purple wire after the SRK/SRM, not the wire on the connector at the BCM.
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Oh boy, i wonder what the srk/srm is
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Oh boy, i wonder what the srk/srm is
I believe thats just the option code, if it doesn't have srk/srm then that ckt won't be there.
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So I tried the purple on the black connector. It wasn't the accent lighting. Shall I try the purple on the green connector?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:50 PM   #17
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So I tried the purple on the black connector. It wasn't the accent lighting. Shall I try the purple on the green connector?
X6 is the pink connector.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:02 PM   #18
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Then which wire controls accent lighting of the gauges? I for sure have that
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:03 PM   #19
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I guess maybe it's data, not power. That sucks
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Then which wire controls accent lighting of the gauges? I for sure have that
I don't think there is a wire for that. It looks like it's controlled through a "logic or Data" line.
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What size fuse did you use?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:03 AM   #22
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im still a little confused why you guys are hooking it up to the dome lamp. Just to look cool when you open the door?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:03 AM   #23
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I am more interested in keeping them on while other lights are on, but I dont want to manually switch them on/off everytime with a new switch. Any ideas?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #24
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Remind me dos the 1ss have ABL in the door's
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:16 AM   #25
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No 1ss doesnt have abl in the doors. Thats whats causing me grief. i opened up the driver side fuse bezel and was looking for the power connection that was used here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=abl
But aparently 1ss doesnt even have that cable. If someone who has a 2ss could figure out where this cable connects to, that would be totally killer info to have. If I could figure out where this cable connects to, maybe I could just wire my own
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