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Old 05-20-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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how would i put leds in my footwells? what do i need to do? what would i wire it to? im new at this lol


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Old 05-20-2008, 06:47 AM   #2
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Hey man, welcome to the wonderful world of lights. If you do plan on going LED in the footwells i suggest you make friends with a site called oznium. They have a ton of stuff and it's where i buy every thing. The 9.5inch LED strips are what i use and you can see them in this pic.





Also the top picture the pink doesn't look bright but its because at the time it was aimed incorrectly so when i fixed it, it became brighter.

If you decide on what lighting you will want to do or what not post here or pm me and i can give you a long list of everything that will be needed or required to achieve the correct result enjoy, and be Guilty by Illumination.

Also note this was my old car i will have pics tonight or tomorrow of my new glow setup.
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Where are the switches? And can I get a list of everything needed? Did you tap a fuse or connect right to the battery? Thanks, Nathan!
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In my previous setup the switches were in a custom plexi piece under the radio that was frosted and had orange, pink, and white LED's behind it.

Everything needed depends on what you want to run.

You can run Neon but i would stray from this as it is exspensive and is very difficult to hide. I would try and head to www.oznium.com They carry LED strips. Which are almost invincible to anything and are bright. You could also try cathodes which are a little more fragile but give off a softer glow only thing is you will need to hide the transformer and keep the two of them kinda close.

If you do choose to go LED strips you will need one 9.5" strip per area. So if you want to do the footwells, the front of the seat and the backs of the front seats you will need 6 total LED strips of any color.

As far as a fuse it is really up to you. You could run a fuse in which case you will need a ATC inline fuse holder the one that seals to keep out water. Also be sure to get a 5 amp fuse.

Another way to tackle it is if you have a aftermarket radio you can run the power to the power wire of the radio. This way there is a fuse in place and it is VERY easy. I would also suggest running 22 guage wire. This will be the most beneficial in the wiring and will hold your load for the LED strips correctly.

If you choose to use an inline fuse it will need to be within 18 inches of the battery power wire. Also the grounds will need to be run to the body or metal of the car.

Your switch can go anywhere you really want it to go. Thats really your decision, anywhere you can get it and like the placement do it. Mine personally will be going in the ashtray and i will be using round rockers to give them a hidden effect.

Any other questions be sure to ask or pm me. Also if you choose to go with cathodes tell me and ill get you a run down for that. ENJOY.
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okay so heres the deal...the guy who first had my focus installed 3 switches under my arm rest..

i believe he had underglow and everything with it. So im wondering what i would have to do to get LED's under the driver and passenger side of my footwells.

what do i need to get this done?
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yea ill try that site out
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Like i said try out the link given. After you have done that shoot me a pm or post on here or if you have aim let me know ill add you making this quicker. But find out what kind of lighting you will want to use and i'll help you from there because different kinds will require different install supplies so let me know man. I'll be on the comp all day as i am working.
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