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Old 07-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Interior LED's w/ Dimmer Question

I've installed some LED's in the footwells and connected them to a dimmer switch that I installed on my dash. Everything works well and dims as I expected. I connected the positive voltage of the dimmer to an "Add a Circuit" in the fuse panel. But I initially intended to place it on a fuse where if I took the keys out of the ignition, it would turn off the LED's. I wanted this in case I had accidentally left them on in the daytime and didn't know it. But it is not working out that way. Right now, I can turn them on and off without the key in the ignition.

I went off of #35 (A/C Switch, Instrument Cluster) fuse. Should I go off of another 7.5Amp fuse? Now that I think of it, the Instrument Cluster always has power because the anti-theft light blinks. Hmmm...

Would it be better to go off of #45 (Recirculated air, Air conditioning) fuse since this does nothing unless the car is started?

Also, I wanted to add LED's to the door handles but don't know how I can run the cables to the dimmer switch. Any ideas?

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Old 07-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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#35 should work as long as you don't want them on with the key off (like when you open a door).

For the door lock LED's - this might help, but I never tried it: http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/....asp?TID=78731
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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I just saw your post now, Tiger. Thanks a lot for the site! I'll add some rep for that!
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