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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I purchased led strips of ebay and wanted to install them under my dash. I was wondering if there is any way I can connect them so they only turn on when I open my door and off when I close my door (like my dome light). Is there a way I can wire them to my dome light?
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find the dome light fuse...and run the power wire into it and ground them somewhere...

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ohh k, didn't realize it would be that simple, thnx.
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bought my leds of ebay too...they are under all the footwells...i ran mine to a switch though

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i ran a separate set under my dash, and above my headlights. My dad taught me the fuse box tricks years back but watch out u can blow fuses.

I ran mine to the AUX cigarette lighter power source, then added a voice activated switch, any time a bump or slight vibration they come on... or i can turn em' on to stay on but when the music beats then lights come on.

The Blue lights above my headlights look like i am a Cop at night with the right song.

When u got the LED's from eBay were the wires very small gauge also?


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All of the aftermarket LED and interiror lighting stuff has small wires, cheaper that way.



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Hey guys, just got my led in today and tried installing them. I connected it to the dome light fuse and ground it but no luck. The lights still stay on when the door is closed. Is there any other way to connect it to my dome light or is my best option just to use a switch.
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Hey guys, just got my led in today and tried installing them. I connected it to the dome light fuse and ground it but no luck. The lights still stay on when the door is closed. Is there any other way to connect it to my dome light or is my best option just to use a switch.
Just wire a switch to em, its a lot easier.
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There is a way to have it do what you want, but it takes a bit more work and requires a relay. There is a how to on css...

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Looked for it...couldn't find it!
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