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Old 01-30-2013, 02:06 AM   #701
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Hello,

I'd prefer not to read all 35 pages, as I read a few and can tell there is a bunch of different ways to wire it. Can someone maybe explain what wiring is needed for either the headlights or the dash lighting ????

I'd prefer if the lights come on when I open the door, but more importantly, I'd like them to be on when I'm driving at night, so wiring tied to headlights or dash would be ideal.

Can I use the diagram from the first page and tap into that????
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:50 AM   #702
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Yellow wire going to your gauge cluster.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #703
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Thanks for the great write up! I am a complete beginner with wiring and this install took me maybe 30 minutes, it was extremely easy!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #704
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Ok so I had my lights hooked up to the dome lights for a long time now. Works good on and off automatically when doors are open.

However at shows when you turn on dome light it will time out and turn off after time.

Do you think adding another switched 12v line to the dome line will cause a problem ? Don't know if adding +12v to that line that is controlled by computer will back feed and break something.




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Old 02-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #705
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Thanks for the great write up! I am a complete beginner with wiring and this install took me maybe 30 minutes, it was extremely easy!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #706
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:02 AM   #707
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Ok so I had my lights hooked up to the dome lights for a long time now. Works good on and off automatically when doors are open.

However at shows when you turn on dome light it will time out and turn off after time.

Do you think adding another switched 12v line to the dome line will cause a problem ? Don't know if adding +12v to that line that is controlled by computer will back feed and break something.

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There's another post about wiring up a on-off-on switch:
You can have it set to work with your dome light and fade, off, or
on using the Accessory wire

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...light=footwell
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #708
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Just bought a kit from Ikea that hopefully will allow me to select a color depending on my mood. Installed eBay blue LED's but the difference in color between footwell and dash lights is a little off putting to me. Instead if trying over and over again I thought this $40 kit will take the guesswork out IF I can successfully wire it up.




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Old 02-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #709
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Not sure where to post this request for help but perhaps someone can help get me started.

Related to the multi color dioder kit I bought from IKEA in the post above, I'm trying to understand what modifcations I need to make to hook this up in my car instead of to AC power how it's designed. The in-line transformer inputs at 120V and Outputs at 12VDC 5W Max. In my mind all I need to do is cut the wire at this transformer pictured above (effectively removing it) and wire it in directly to my car via one of the other methods listed in this thread. Should this work or is there more to it? I made the assumption that it would work since I get the same thing from the car electrical system as what the built in transformer would have supplied.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #710
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Not sure where to post this request for help but perhaps someone can help get me started.

Related to the multi color dioder kit I bought from IKEA in the post above, I'm trying to understand what modifcations I need to make to hook this up in my car instead of to AC power how it's designed. The in-line transformer inputs at 120V and Outputs at 12VDC 5W Max. In my mind all I need to do is cut the wire at this transformer pictured above (effectively removing it) and wire it in directly to my car via one of the other methods listed in this thread. Should this work or is there more to it? I made the assumption that it would work since I get the same thing from the car electrical system as what the built in transformer would have supplied.

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You're right. You won't need the transformer if it out-puts 12V. Just snip it off and put a 12V battery on it to test.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #711
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Not sure if anyone cares but I made a quick video of the LED strips I purchased from IKEA today. Seems like a cool solution since I can fine tune the color after installation. The kit cost $39.99. I screwed up the video orientation but whatever

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #712
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As luck would have it, I was doing some fix'er up jobs around the house and one of them was to install new floor transition mouldings on some of the room door thresholds. I went to the Home Depot and picked up this plastic channel that is used to hold down the "T" shaped piece of floor moulding.

After the job was done, I had some extra lengths of the plastic channel and I thought, "This would be perfect for holding the LED foot well light strips" (that I just received from AAC). Haven't installed the strips yet, but have a look at these pics. The strip fits perfectly within the channel and it will be easy to zap strap them on to the underside of the dash where there are convenient holes. The passenger side is especially helpful cause there isn't a good flat surface for the light strips to be glued to. The footwell strips have 3M double sided sticky on it.

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These plastic channels come in 36" lengths.
This is a fantastic tip for mounting led light strips for the foothills. I could not find a good location for the strips then I saw this post. I had some of this laying around from a flooring install and the light strip fit like it was made for this. I put some double sided tape on the bottom of the channel and it was super easy to mount especially on the passenger side where it's tough to find a smooth surface to stick the light strip. The extra mounting surface on the channel made sticking it up a breeze. Thanks for the tip and to the OP for the wiring pics they made the job easy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #713
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With the ikea lights. Where did you put the control box?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #714
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Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread, I finally got around to wiring my AAC / Oracle ABL LED strips in the footwell tonight after they sat in my closet for several months). The hardest part was finding the right size T-Tap and getting on my back with room to work under the dash. Here is a pic of the final result (not the best quality with an iPhone in the dark). I love the new look and the wife actually liked it too when she got in.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:44 AM   #715
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Does the led strip require a resistor when hooked up this way?
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #716
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Nope. The strips have resistors in them.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #717
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I just out this on last night in the dark just using my cell phone light. Install was easy and it looks great. I went with red and I was curious how good it would show up during the day, but it still recognizable! Easy, cheap mod, I recommend this for anyone who hasn't done it yet.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #718
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I just out this on last night in the dark just using my cell phone light. Install was easy and it looks great. I went with red and I was curious how good it would show up during the day, but it still recognizable! Easy, cheap mod, I recommend this for anyone who hasn't done it yet.
Did you just have it come on with the dome light? I kind of want it to come one/show off more than just getting in and out..

But I guess that is what most people have opted for.. guess I can start there. I have my Oracle LED's just sitting on garage shelf waiting for me to install
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #719
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Yes I did, then a few weeks ago I pulled out my bulb and colored it with a red permanent marker and it matches well. There is another DIY topic that shows how to set one up with a switch. You might want to take a look at that one.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #720
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Can I run them through a simple on/off switch to the forward cigarette lighter?
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #721
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Can I run them through a simple on/off switch to the forward cigarette lighter?
You can but two things you may want to be mindful of:

1) the cigarette lighter fuse is the number one blown fuse in any car.
2) your car will have to be in accessory or on for this circuit to be active.

Number 2 is a good/bad thing - if you'd like to ensure you aren't going to walk away and kill your battery this is perfect, but, if you'd like to stand next to your car while the car is off with your footwell lighting on (say at a cruise in or night show) this won't work.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:40 PM   #722
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Just completed my installation of RGB footwells.
Amazon Parts: 15 feet RGB SMD waterproof $16.18 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2x 8 foot RGB cable $2.99
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Switching this controller out for a Diode Dynamics RF slimline controller that remembers last setting.

Total cost $35 plus T-tap, crimp on fork connector (ground connection), heat shrink and a couple of feet of 18 gage wire I had laying around. Have 10 feet of extra LED strip to use under the hood for grill and engine cover lighting. Plan to hook that into the same controller.

Tied into the traction control switch light (yellow wire) This was the easiest to tie into just by popping up the bezel that the switch is mounted on and T-tapped the yellow wire.

The lights come on when the doors are opened and go off 15sec after close/lock.
No switch required and they turn on/off automatically....Can manually switch them off with the remote.

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #723
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WOW, all you guys doing purple/green/red/blue, am I the only one doing standard white? :d'


And I have a question I'm doing 4 LED strips, can't I just put all the grounds together and ground it, and then combine all the power wires and tap it into the gray wire? Or should I put a fuse somewhere in the wire tapping to the gray wire.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #724
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Fuses are just an easy way to keep it safe.
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Very helpful. Thanks.
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