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Old 11-30-2009, 12:18 AM   #26
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If I go to the fuse box and tap into it, then my understanding is I will have to use a manual switch to turn it off and on at will. Any great ideas?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:21 AM   #27
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This may help as its to the dimmer Switch info.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...72&postcount=5
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:21 AM   #28
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I figure my options are:
A) tap into the fuse box, use a manual switch
B) use one of those many wires coming out of the bcm(k9) to get it to turn off and on automatically
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:22 AM   #29
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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
It comes from the dimmer Switch.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:24 AM   #30
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the dimmer switch info was my first thought when I was thinking about how to do this. But I think all those connections are just sending data to the bcm(or something)
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #31
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It comes from the dimmer Switch.
So which pins are they?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:27 AM   #32
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Headlamp and Panel Dimmer Switch info




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Old 11-30-2009, 12:30 AM   #33
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In this photo, it looks like a purple wire and another(?) wire
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:32 AM   #34
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The only thing I see thats purple in the diagram is the foglights, but I dont think that is right. I dont see anything related to the ambient lighting or anything like that. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:16 AM   #35
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What size fuse did you use?
3A (smallest I could find). My strips draw 0.07A each.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:55 PM   #36
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Thanks TonyNo. I hope to wire in my CCFL soon
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #37
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For me it's looking like the best option is to tap off the forward outlet/cigarette power, install a switch that I'll mount to the right of the steering column, and manually turn on the footwell and accent lighting.

The dome switch obviously needs to fade out, and I'd like to be able to have some leds working when the car is rolling. Plus, if you switch out the dome lighting to a highpower color LED, the interior of the car will already show up lit up in your chosen color from the dome light regardless of what your footwells are doing.

I thought about connecting to the headlights, to engage the LEDs whenever the headlights were on, but having the control to turn them on whenever is probably going to work out better for me.

I'll probably get the lights and install them in January, I'll be sure to post up pics when I'm done.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #38
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if you switch out the dome lighting to a highpower color LED, the interior of the car will already show up lit up in your chosen color from the dome light regardless of what your footwells are doing
Not quite. Anything in the front 3/4 of the footwell is still dark.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:32 PM   #39
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I'll certainly grant you that, Tony!

I guess I'm just talking about seeing the car from the exterior, when I engage the dome from the remote.

It's all in what you're looking for. If you need/want your footwell lights for further illumination in the interior to find things dropped or better light the car for entry purposes, the dome light's the way to go.

For me, I always have a flashlight on my person and one in the glovebox, so the dome and footwells are more a cosmetic thing than a utility.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #40
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Yup. All about what you want.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:45 AM   #41
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Tony, thanks for the write up, I had not thought about hooking it up to the dome light, that works perfectly for what I want to do.

I want the foot well and under the seats in the rear to only come on when I need to find something, therefore attaching it to the dome light works perfectly. My sister has footwell lighting in her Scion, and it's way too much to have on while driving. I plan to do small accents here and there in other area that I plan to connect with a switch, I was hoping to eliminate the number of switches and this works great.

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:42 PM   #42
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Looks like GM will be offering a plug and play solution for footwell lighting.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=92213222


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In this photo, it looks like a purple wire and another(?) wire
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:16 PM   #43
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Looks like GM will be offering a plug and play solution for footwell lighting.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=92213222
I believe camaroscotty posted somewhere that GM has pulled the plug on the foot well lighting. So if you want it, you will have to come up with something on your own and this is good option right now.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:39 AM   #44
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I believe camaroscotty posted somewhere that GM has pulled the plug on the foot well lighting. So if you want it, you will have to come up with something on your own and this is good option right now.
That sucks, if anything I'd like to get a hold of just the plug, that way removal in case it needs to go in for warranty work would be easy as unplugging and cutting a few zip ties.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:04 AM   #45
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Looks like GM will be offering a plug and play solution for footwell lighting.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=92213222
Can you point to where this connector is that you have the picture of?? Are you sure it's for the footwell lighting and not the the dash ABL?

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #46
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Looks like GM will be offering a plug and play solution for footwell lighting.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=92213222
My 2SS doesnt even have this plug. I wonder if they stop putting them in. As for the footwell lighting, i was thinking of putting a two position switch in kinda like the dome light switch and having it when switched to one position connecting to the dome light and functioning in sync with it. And in the other position connected to the ambient lighting and staying on when its on.

Come to think of it, a three position switch would even be better, the third position is always on. Only problem with that is running the battery down if you forget it is in that position!!

Thanks for providing the location to the dome lighting in the footwell, now just need to tap the ambient lighting power.
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Not sure if this is pertinent but found it on the CTS-V forums.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...footwells.html
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Easy job! I found out that dome light connector already have a couple of wire taps on it from my alarm installer! Lots of wire taps on that baby! A very easy install! We'll see how they look tonight! Thanks for the DIY!!

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I am tore up from contorting my body to reach the dang thing. But bare in mind I am 6'-2" tall +300 pounds so it's more difficult to get up under there for me. LOL. But yes thanks for the write up!! I will finish mine this weekend and post pics when I get back into town! TOO.
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I know, i was sore and I'm a little guy! Hopefully pictures soon!

Happy New Year!

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