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Old 05-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #477
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I did my footwell lighting this morning using Tony's method of tapping into the dome light wire on the BCM. Thanks very much, Tony!

I used AAC's footwell lighting kit with SMD flexible strip in the same color as the ambient lighting (http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...ingpair-1.aspx).

The hardest part for me was to get the t-tap to clip onto the wire. I have arthritis in my hand and couldn't squeeze it hard enough. So, I taped the t-tap onto my pliers so I could reach up in there and snap it on. It's almost impossible to get 2 hands up in there. Once I got the t-tap on, the rest was easy. Here is a pic.


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Old 05-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #478
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Are you referring to the gray wire in this video is the one you tapped into?
Yes. It's the same wire as in this picture TonyNo posted.

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Old 05-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #479
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Can someone tell me how they are mounting the AAC strips under the dash?
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #480
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Square mounting pads with double back tape and zip ties
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #481
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Can someone tell me how they are mounting the AAC strips under the dash?
I found places to use zip ties on the passenger side. On the driver's side, there was a good flat lip that I was able to use the adhesive strip that came on the back of the LED strip.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #482
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Does anyone know which wire goes to the auxillary gauges? And would that be constant power or would I be better off doing a fuse tap?
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #483
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Does anyone know which wire goes to the auxillary gauges? And would that be constant power or would I be better off doing a fuse tap?
Yellow wire underneath the 4 gauge console. That's for ambient lighting.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #484
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What gauge wire would you say those are that we are tapping into.. 18-20?
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #485
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:02 PM   #486
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #487
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This was exactly what I needed to install my lights! It would have taken me a lot longer to find all the info, if not for this thread!!! Ill try to get some better pictures since its a convertible...looks wicked with the top down!
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #488
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:08 PM   #489
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #490
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Thanks for all the tips here people....

I did mine today after work.Bought a set of flexible LED strips from PepBoys for $24.00.
Easy with the self adhesive backing and can be cut to lenght if desired.

They really are of decent quality and work and look just like the pics and Videos here.

I went with wiring them to the Purple Ambient source wire behind the passenger kick panel.
So when the lights are on,opening the door or driving at night, they are on and dim and turn off automatically just as the door ambients do.

I don't really like the dome light on at night when entering or exiting,way to bright,so this works perfect for me as it is plenty bright.

If I need to read of something I just hit the dome manually.

Great tips and easy to do
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:11 AM   #491
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I did mine yesterday too using the $24 Pep Boy's LED strip and tapped the grey wire for the dome light and into the cigarette lighter. Installed a 3-way (SPDT) switch, also from Pep Boy's, into the center console where the PDIM and auxillary cig power source is. So now I have it set up to come on when the dome light does, on demand (through the cig lighter), and off at all times if I want.

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Old 07-27-2011, 10:18 AM   #492
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I used the GM Cupholder and Footwell Lighting Kit, it was all Plug and Play. No cutting of wires and No T-taps. The two hardest parts was to remove the console and drill three (3) holes, and those steps were not that hard.

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Old 07-30-2011, 08:57 PM   #493
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To all of you that were able to get these lights to work...

My hat is off to you. I can't get to the wires to put on the t-tap to save my life :(
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