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Old 06-26-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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Simple interior Glow

I'm considering installing some simple LED's around the footbed areas of all four seats. These would be very dim and unobtrusive, and would only be for a neat lighting effect. I've never done any car wiring before (although I've done lots of other wiring). Ideally, I would like these to come on when I unlock the doors from the keyfob, and they stay on while driving. (possibly I would add a switch to turn them off). So what I need to know is:

1) What is the best way to step down the voltage/current for the LED'S
2) Where do I need to tie into the cars electrical system (direct to batt, fusebox, elsewhere??)
3) Is there a good place to run the wires?

Anyone know anything about this? Or where can I get detailed info about the lighting system in the Focus so I know where to tie it?



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Old 06-29-2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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from what i know best way to step down voltage current for leds is to wire them parralell or wire with transistors, as far as tie-ing into electrical system u can wire them to whatever u want, a switch that would go right o battery would let you have access, or u could wire them into ur dome light whenever u want them to go on is hwere u pick to wire them. as far as hiding the wires if your diong it under the seats its possible to just wire them under the seats, possibly under the carpet
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