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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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LED Wiring Question

I'm looking into buying either a couple surface mount LEDs or LED strip lights to put under my dash. I'm thinking I only want them on when the dome light is on, what would be the best way to wire them? Also is there any way I could install a switch with them wired that way so I can turn on the lights if I want them on without the dome light?

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Look at pin "A3" and pin "A10" of connector "C3" of "BCM". Read through these.
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I just saw on another forum where it says to"Splice the positive wires from the lights to the blue (with white stripe) wire which is in the third hole from the left, very bottom. Then splice the negative wire to the gray wire which is in the third hole from the right, very bottom." Is that correct?

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That's A3 and A10 of C3

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I just saw on another forum where it says to"Splice the positive wires from the lights to the blue (with white stripe) wire which is in the third hole from the left, very bottom. Then splice the negative wire to the gray wire which is in the third hole from the right, very bottom." Is that correct?
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That's A3 and A10 of C3
And to wire a switch so I could turn them on independently, what would I need to do?

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Well then you are going to need 2 diodes, tie both anodes to the negative side of the LEDs or strip. One cathode will go to ground through your switch the other one will go to A10.

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Well then you are going to need 2 diodes, tie both anodes to the negative side of the LEDs or strip. One cathode will go to ground through your switch the other one will go to A10.
I'm not very good with electrical terminology. Can you simplify (more like dumbify) this for me please?

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Sorry it took so long, I had to draw it out for you. I can't possibly go any dummer than this. So you might have to ask somebody else if this doesn't work.



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Here are the 2 diodes in question that you will need to add.



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This is a diode, gray line or bar is the cathode.


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And to wire a switch so I could turn them on independently, what would I need to do?
This is exactly how I wired mine. If you have an questions pm me
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