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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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LED's

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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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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because the dome light runs differently than a normal light in the car, the if you test it out, the dome light has a constat + source and its the negative source that gets opened and closed. On your lights, wire them up to a constant + source like the battery or whatever and then ground them to the dome light
 

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Jared knows all about wiring!!! seriously, im no expert by any means...lol
 

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because the dome light runs differently than a normal light in the car, the if you test it out, the dome light has a constat + source and its the negative source that gets opened and closed. On your lights, wire them up to a constant + source like the battery or whatever and then ground them to the dome light
how would i ground it to the dome light
 

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using either the black wire on the backside of the assembly, or by taking the lens off the light, then it'll just be like a flourescant bulb, looks like this ->
....._____.....
U=(_____)=U one of the "U"s will be the ground...lol

basically what Camo is saying is that when the dome is off, the ground is discontinued, therefore the circuit isnt completed, so no light, if you run into the ground, when the switch allows the circuit to be completed, they will be on.
 

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css is being retarded right now like always, but it's in a thread about "courtesy lights".
 
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