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Old 07-20-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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Interior lighting help

Is there a spot to plug in interior lighting in the fuse box or if not then where???


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Old 07-20-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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make ur own switch....
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make ur own switch....
Even making your own switch requires finding a "key on only hot spot" or a "hot all the time spot". I have considered getting an accessory fuse box (6 fuses with a mix of hot always and switched) for the stuff that gets added.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:49 AM   #4
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would u plud the accessory fuse box into the cigarette lighter or into the fuse box itself?
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It depends on how to want it (as mentioned by X-Rated). You can plug all your interior LEDs to your fuse box, just be sure whether you want it lit with your parking, all the time, etc. (there's a small diagram on the other side of the fusebox cover noting what slot# pertains to particular lighting functions). Connect power cable (red) to desired slot, preferably via an add-a-fuse to avoid shorts, etc...and the other (blk) to ground.
If you want to control when you want your LEDs to turn on/off, use a switch (rocker, toggle, push-button, whatever you prefer). Place the switch wherever you want, cables the same: LED cables to switch, switch cables to car..
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If you're going to be doing some lighting you'll want one of these...



It's called an Add-A-Fuse. It allows you to tap into one of your fuses (such as the cig lighter) and take power from that while at the same time not getting rid of that thing. I would reccomend buying a switch as well. www.oznium.com has great products for all of this. The lighting and the switches.

For wiring, just go to Walmart and get some wire. I used 18 gauge for all of my lighting and it works great. Plus it's the same brands you'll find at any auto store but cheaper. For wiring it I made this picture a while back for somebody else, but maybe it'll help you. (By the way, this picture is for if you are using a switch that has a light or LED of some type in it and needs a power source.)



If you have any other questions I'll do my best to answer them. I'm sure a couple other people who know a good amount about this will show up to answer other questions as well.
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sweet thanks. what would u suggest using to ground the wires?
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theres a bolt near the driver door hinge that makes an aboslute perfect place to ground wires to. i think theres a plastic panel covering it up. it should just pop off. then unscrew the bolt, wrap your wires around it and tighten it back up real good.

you can really use any bolt, but this one is nice cuz its right next to the fuse box, and is hidden.

and the add a fuse is the perfect way to tap into a power source
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I used the bolts on my fuse box. But like puppetman said, you can use any bolt. Just test it if possible before hand.
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