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04-30-2014 11:26 PM
VTEK1 Thank you Snyper for the help. Great write up.
04-25-2014 08:47 AM
Snyper Best bet to get those ones out of the way would be to poke a hole in the door panel and wire the line through that. And then slide the wire under the door panel for the light under the door. Makes the job much more in depth, but leaves for a clean installation.
04-25-2014 07:45 AM
andermac
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How did you tuck the wires for the pocket light and the one under the door? Also, 3M tape should hold the LED's up. It's holding my rear spoiler on, lol.
Didn't really "hide" the wires technically. At this point most are exposed because I wasn't going to get too far into it this winter. Like I said, I will be redoing the wiring hopefully hiding some more wires, but it probably won't be easy to get those ones out of the way. I got as much wire as I could under the dash and into the rubber trim on the rim of the door/frame. I have some more lights in the back that those just joined with.

The tape won't work because of the texture on the door. It doesn't hold any of the tapes I would normally use, I have some black paint/rubber holding it on. Its not a strong bond, but enough that I won't have to do much to take it off.

I like what you did with yours, I might be switchin it up to that, just need to find some cheap wire.
04-24-2014 11:50 PM
Snyper
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Here's mine, just have a 12v charger > Wire connection to a few LED strips around the car. Adhesive doesn't work well underneath the door but it looks decent. I am going to redo the entire setup soon, once I get more wire.



3 Strips in the pic, One in the door "pocket", and one underneath that. One under the dash, it isn't as obnoxious when driving.
How did you tuck the wires for the pocket light and the one under the door? Also, 3M tape should hold the LED's up. It's holding my rear spoiler on, lol.


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any chance you could identify that wire for me? color stripping? Thanks for the help!
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ated+door+sill

I followed this How To. Very easy to do. The wire is listed there for you.
04-24-2014 10:39 PM
andermac Here's mine, just have a 12v charger > Wire connection to a few LED strips around the car. Adhesive doesn't work well underneath the door but it looks decent. I am going to redo the entire setup soon, once I get more wire.



3 Strips in the pic, One in the door "pocket", and one underneath that. One under the dash, it isn't as obnoxious when driving.
04-22-2014 08:28 PM
VTEK1 any chance you could identify that wire for me? color stripping? Thanks for the help!
04-20-2014 05:54 PM
Snyper I did this with a simple LED strip and spliced into a wire up in the A pillar. It comes on when I open the door and shuts off shortly after closing the door, just as the map lights do. The strip is weather proof.



I plan on adding a similar light under the door as well, but have yet to get that far.
04-20-2014 01:00 PM
VTEK1 I know this is a wicked old thread but how do you get the power from the interior lights to the door? Is there wiring already running to door? I looked for factory install puddle lights in the wife's 2010 but there doesn't seem to be any sockets or wiring under the dash.
10-29-2012 03:18 PM
champjfocus The lights do not and I went back to the place I got it installed and they are not there anymore. Apparently after 30 years he and his family decided to stop so as of now no one is holding my warranty.
10-29-2012 01:23 PM
crice8
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I have remote start in my car and I use that remote. I dont use the remote that came with the car. Maybe thats why....?
Sounds like whoever installed the remote start cut a wire but didn't reconnect something correctly.Your interior lights should come on or go off when the car is locked/unlocked.
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