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Old 06-22-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
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Has anyone been in a new accord at night? My buddy has one, and there is an amber led that is always on and aims right at the shifter. It creates a subtle glo so that you can see everything there, but it is not distracting in your peripheral vision. Well I bought a few blue leds like what you get with an alarm, just a little surface mount thing. I was wondering if anyone would know what I would have to do to duplicate. I suppose I would just need to find a wire that would provide power for it? I'm sure i could just pry interior parts and tuck wire, but I am nervous about cutting wires and splicing. Anybody got a suggestion? It would be a really cool mod. If anyone wants to know, I bought them at auto zone or whatever.


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Old 06-22-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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blue probably wouldn't be the best color for it
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take a pic of the accord and it will help with ideas.
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Well I hardly ever see this guy anymore, but I guess I could have been clearer. It's just in the same position as our dome light right by the rear view mirror. I would just drill a hole in the surround piece around the dome. Then I was talking about routing the wire between the headliner and windshield, just like they did with my alarm antennae.

So basically, it's a dome light- very dim, but always on. At least at night. I was just wondering if anyone know of a wire very local to this dome light area that would accomplish this. Hope I clearified.
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I think I understand, I would put 2 bulbs in the dome light were the red dots are. haha I did a ghetto drawing. and also to make it flow I would do leds in the fans of your car to make it all glow. just my opinion but is that what you are thinking of doing?
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:53 PM   #7
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Not quite. But thanks for the effort. This is in addition to all the factory lights. But I just ordered the dome led replacement, and found out something kinda cool from doin a search- after the led from ledvisions is turned off, like when you start the car, it dims to almost nothing and stays that way for an hour. That kinda mimics the effect.
I guess I'll wait and see. But after it comes in, if I still want to do the single led accent light, I'll just see if I can splice it into the parking light lead on the left of the wheel. I just didn't want to route it that far! I'll let you guys see when I'm done. It's really classy looking, but it's so subtle, you almost have to see it in person. If you get a chance to get in a new model accord (the latest model) check it out at night.
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First off, Blue is an excellent color for accent's... I have a LED in a dome-bulb light that I got off some site I found here... it was $10 but uses 2 or 3 LED's and It's Quite bright...

Illuminates the shifter just fine... Not very difficult to drive with since it puts out less lumens than that standard bulb...

And second... about the wiring...

Why not splice into the wires that go into the dome-light? Use a Multimeter and find out how many volts it's putting out... because 12+ will usually blow leds unless wired with resistors.
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If I splice into dome wiring, wouldn't I have to turn on that dome light? I want it to come on at night and stay on. Like the lighting in the dash basically.
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Hey fosho, I forgot to ask you, does your blue led dim out like I've read on here, then stay real dim? Or does it just blink off?
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