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Old 09-29-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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HOW TO: Expand OEM Ambient lighting to backseats

I made a thread about this last year, and someone had done this before. So after some discussion, I ordered the parts around that time. Well since I'm lazy, I finally got around to doing this. Pretty easy.

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2x WPT-1192 (Pigtail connector)
2x BM5Z-13776-D (Light)

You could also use BM5Z-13776-C for the light, one is for the right and one for the left, but I'm pretty sure they are the same thing.

Some wire. I used this since it had three wires and a jacket covering already: https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ray/1852/4492/

You also need some way to splice into the existing wires. Use your favorite method here, solder, t-taps, posi taps, whatever you like.

You then just need to wire the pigtails into the wire you bought, and splice into the existing ambient lights under the dash. I then ran the wires through the center console just by stuffing them up the sides. The wire exits on the side of the seat, near the seat belt, and goes under the rails for the seat. I also bought a project box and dremeled out a hole for the light to sit into, but that isn't necessary. The box did have mounting holes on it though, which made it easy to run a zip tie through. Then you just need to zip tie them under the driver and passenger seat.

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The hardest part was trying to fit myself under the dash to splice the wires and in the backseat to zip tie them under the seats.


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Old 09-29-2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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Are those parts compatible with the focus LED system where you can change the color ?
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Are those parts compatible with the focus LED system where you can change the color ?
Yeah, they are the ambient lighting lights. They change color with the fronts as you cycle through.
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Yeah, they are the ambient lighting lights. They change color with the fronts as you cycle through.
Ok, last question, are they brighter then the original in the front (the LED on PCB with a chip) ?
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Ok, last question, are they brighter then the original in the front (the LED on PCB with a chip) ?
No, they are the exact same lights as the front. Those are the part #'s for the the front lights.
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No, they are the exact same lights as the front. Those are the part #'s for the the front lights.
Ok - Thanks for the write up. I've looked at the lights in the front and I haven't seen a small black box... That's why I thought they were different... I read it but somehow my brain forgot about it haha... The transparent plastic piece come with the light also or it's custom ?

I had another solution from a member here (run cheap LED strip from eBay and fuse-tap) but your solution look cleaner. Thanks for the write up !

I'll put some splitter in the front with two connector so it's easy to remove / swap.
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Ok - Thanks for the write up. I've looked at the lights in the front and I haven't seen a small black box... That's why I thought they were different... I read it but somehow my brain forgot about it haha... The transparent plastic piece come with the light also or it's custom ?

I had another solution from a member here (run cheap LED strip from eBay and fuse-tap) but your solution look cleaner. Thanks for the write up !

I'll put some splitter in the front with two connector so it's easy to remove / swap.
The lights are just the clear piece and the surface mount LED, you can see them at the top of the first pic. The black box was just a project box I bought to mount them in. You don't need it if you just zip tie the the light by itself. I bought something similar to this:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...-x-2.10/1.html
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The lights are just the clear piece and the surface mount LED, you can see them at the top of the first pic. The black box was just a project box I bought to mount them in. You don't need it if you just zip tie the the light by itself. I bought something similar to this:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...-x-2.10/1.html
I have some thick ABS plastic at work - I'll just use the router to machine one.

Thanks a lot!
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How much did this cost you? Also can a car without the color changing system be modified to accommodate it?
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How much did this cost you? Also can a car without the color changing system be modified to accommodate it?
On fordparts.com with AutoNation Ford as my selected dealer, the lights are 7.72 each, and the pigtails are 9.90 each. So ~$35 for the parts, add a bit extra if you need wire and crimps or anything.

No sure if this would work with car that do not have ambient lighting, but you should be able to lookup what part # your lights are under your dash and splice those in.
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