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Old 09-13-2009, 09:28 PM   #1
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air vent lights

Okay i know someone on here has already done this one, but i considered it on my last car and this one. But i just cannot figure out how to run the wires if i put my LEDs in my air vents. need help please. thankx


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Old 09-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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If you pull the vents out, which you need to do anyways to do this mod, and pull the radio bezel, gauge bezel, and glove box that should give you plenty of room to run the wires behind the dash.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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cool, lot of work, but might need to try this. i just think it looks so pimp but never could figure out a way to do it. and does the heat bother the lights in the air vent??
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In no way is the air gonna get hot enuogh to bother the lights. Its not hard work just takes a little time.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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So I got my LEDs in my vents, using some aluminum foil to dsperse light in there a little better although I'm thinking using the inside of a helium ballon would have been smoother to work with....
The vent LEDs have been tested and passed, question now is: Can I safely wire/splice all ground & power wires from each led to one ground & power and onto a switch without risking shortage? I was testing the LEDs with extra cable and noticed more cables=less brightness on each LED.
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What you noticed was voltage drop. The more distance between the power source and its destination, the less voltage getting there. I knew the formula at one time but can't quite think of it...

Anyway, you'll need to add a small fuse to the line before you run your power to your LEDs. Small, ie. 3-5 amps if that.
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I have an add-a-fuse line somewhere and I have extra fuses, I'll try later on today. Thanks.
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You shouldn't need to remove anything other than the vents themselves. I just used a straightened out metal hanger to move the wires through the dash where I couldn't reach with my hands. Just always use a little bit of extra wire so you have some room to work with.

Here is the How-To
http://www.focushacks.com/?modid=34&...20HVAC%20vents

Take note that you don't have to use hot glue to keep the LED's in place. I just used some electric tape all the way around it in multiple pieces. But this is a great guideline for doing it. If you have any other questions feel free to ask here or PM me.
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I'd like to put some LED's in my vents but I want blue for ac, red for heat, is there a kit for that? Just like my shower head that changes from red to blue for hot/cold water :)
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