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Offline Sly Bob

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How To: install footwell lighting
« on: April 26, 2009, 09:52:21 PM »
Couldn't find a thread here for footwell lighting so I figured I would start one.

All the connections can be made in the footwell on the passenger side. No need to run wires to the rear view mirror.
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The LEDs that I purchased are available at Oznium.com. Each module uses 6 PLCC-2 style surface mount LEDs with a wide 110 degree viewing angle so you don't get any hot spots on the floor. They are very tiny and will fit any where. This one on the driver side is mounted under the small hump under the OBDII connector.
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I purchased the LED modules here. http://www.oznium.com/led-modules

You will require an "Add-A-Circuit" mini from Littelfuse to tap into the fuse that from the factory powers the interior lights. Be sure to get the "mini" version. You can pick them up at any auto parts store. I have purchased them at both Autozone in the U.S. and Canadian Tire in Canada.
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The hook up is extremely simple and with the wires connected as in the above picture the LEDs will turn off and fade with the rear view mirror. The completed installation with the Add-A-Circuit in place would look something like this. The LEDs are on the add-a-circuit on the right. The add-a-circuit on the left is for the switched power for my HHR rear view mirror.
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Finally when all is said and done the LEDs look great and it's amazing how much light you get from these little modules. You can see one of the maplights from the rear view mirror at the top of the picture and of course the footwell lighting.
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I am very happy the way it turned out and I may soon be looking for more places to put LEDs.

« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 11:23:20 PM by Sly Bob »
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Re: how to install footwell lighting
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 10:06:57 PM »
Those little modules are very bright and small. 
I have two in the bed of my covered truck one on each side and they work like magic.

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Re: how to install footwell lighting
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 10:08:23 PM »
That look very good. Nice job :thumbs:
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Re: how to install footwell lighting
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 05:50:03 AM »
Great write-up Bob, thanks....


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Re: how to install footwell lighting
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 07:26:36 AM »
Perfect timing I just had lights sent to DeepblueGXP's house in anticipation of this mod next time I visit, I got unltraviolet lights, didn't want yellow and anything else just didn't seem right with the yellow car.

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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 12:22:47 AM »
I want to change out the bulbs in the rear view mirror. I searched the Sky owners manual. It told me every light in the car but what the bulb in the map lights? I did this mod and want to change to a white LED. The auto parts store lighting computer said its a 2112-2 and that is not correct.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 11:42:50 AM »
Update:   The bulbs in the mirror map lights are 192 bulbs. I changed them out to white LED's 194. Perfect match.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 02:18:56 PM »
Nice thread and so simple.  And I can tell ya there ARE more places to put interior lighting :)  This is the one place I have NOT yet.  :lol:
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 02:29:01 PM »
Update:   The bulbs in the mirror map lights are 192 bulbs. I changed them out to white LED's 194. Perfect match.

Where did you get them from and what color did you go with?
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 02:30:45 PM »
Nice thread and so simple.  And I can tell ya there ARE more places to put interior lighting :)  This is the one place I have NOT yet.  :lol:

Where else have you added lights and do you have pictures?
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 03:09:29 PM »
Where else have you added lights and do you have pictures?

All of my speakers (to in clude the three I installed into the waterfall) illuminate, I have single LED spots in the upper corners of the A-pillar as cabin lights, A 12 inch light bar across the botom of my kappashiled, LED's inserted into the bottom of the door panels (now that they are winged and can be seen), (3) LED bars in the engine bay, two small light bars in the trunk space, UMMM???  I think that's it so far.  Problem now is finding a car show that hangs out long enough for it to get dark in the summer  :lol:  No belly light underglow's though.  Still not sure I want those and if I do I'm thinking just front and back and not sides for clearance reasons and my lights are more for accenting than just show glow.

I have pics all over the forums and won't post them here as I am probably hacking to much info already to a DIY and it's a good one.

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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 03:33:58 PM »
I got them at Pep Boys. They are Pilot LI-194W L.E.D. Indicator Lamps. $7.99 and 5 minute install the hardest part is getting the old bulbs out.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2009, 02:48:30 PM »
Just did the footwell install worked great, I just did 2 leds on each side easy to add more, have to see how much light there is at night. I used UV leds because I didn't want a lot of light just a little, we will see how well they work out, I can always change them to white very easily. I just drilled holes in the plastic and glued in the leds. works great.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2009, 10:38:49 PM »
I have questions!

How, exactly, did you run the wiring? I mean, the passenger side is probably straight forward (though I'm trying not to have loose hanging wires)... how do you route over to the driver's side?

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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009, 07:14:49 AM »
I routed the wire through the dash with a fish tape. If the wire was a little more rigid I wouldn't have needed the tape but the wire was too floppy. If you don't have a fish tape you could just as easily use a straightened coat hanger. There is plenty of room in there to get a straight shot to the drivers side.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2009, 01:02:04 PM »
Another great thing to use as a fishtape is a measuring tape.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2009, 04:02:55 PM »
I used a coat hanger and I have a fish tape it was way more that what was needed, you only need 2 feet at most. It was easy. Now to do the map light bulbs to match my UV, and yes they will make your teeth glow like a '80's disco.

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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2010, 11:27:31 AM »
I did this install last week, used a coat hanger to "Fish" the wire through, worked great.  I used red lighting to cut down on the overall "light" signature of the car and what a difference this install has made in my car. Overall I think that changin out the Ozium's should be pretty easy later on if I want to change the color to something a little more extreme...

My roommate has a subaru tribecca and liked it so well asked me if I could do it to that vehicle also. I think for the coolness factor...
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2010, 06:48:07 PM »
Hi Bob,

It looks like the pictures did not make it through the site upgrade.  Can you repost them please?

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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2010, 07:25:42 PM »
I tried reloading them from the site backup and that didn't help.  I had a tough time getting them off the last site.  Sorry guys, that's also the reason some avatars didn't make it.

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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2010, 07:58:16 PM »
I will have to repost the pictures but I will have to take them again as I don't have them here any longer. Is there one in particular that you are looking for?
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2010, 09:59:08 PM »
No, don't bother bob, that's too much trouble.  I'll take pictures when I do this again and post them up.  A friend asked me to do it for him and I cam back to see the pictures but they were gone.  I did not take any when I did mine.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2010, 05:15:24 AM »
I have been repairing the other threads that I have done with pictures so why not another?  :D  I don't know why I didn't have those on my computer but I didn't. I put up the picture last night of where the connections are made which really is the most important one.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2010, 01:05:08 AM »
I like this idea. Its dark in these cars with just the map lights. I also want some on the trunk lid. I think I will order some. Did you use the strip type or the round type.
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Re: How To: install footwell lighting
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2010, 05:35:43 AM »
I used this one.

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