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Old 11-24-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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DIY LED Strip under the door panel

FINALLY i have finished my LED installation, it took me a while to do this because i have some problems with the wiring stuffs..
the LED will turn on when the door is opened.

1st pic - Full LED ON


2nd pic - Partly ON


3rd pic - Night View (Full LED ON)


4nd pic - Night View (Partly ON)


5nd Pic - A switch to turn it OFF



#just wondering which light pattern looks better? the 1st pic or the 2nd pic?
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# A Special thanks to "CTScott" because he helped me a lot, thanks...
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TUTORIAL:

# sorry for my poor English


STEP 1:

remove the Passenger seat's glove box. u will see a fuse box on your left inside the glove box area.




STEP 2:

on the top left of the Fuse box, u will see a blue (constant 12V) wire and pink wire ("door open" signal).

it will be use to wire your LED strip.

tap a wire to the BLUE wire from the fuse box and connect it to one of your switch's terminal


STEP 3:

connect the LED strip's "+" (usually the Red wire) to the other terminal of your switch


STEP 4:

connect the "-" (usually the Black wire)of your LED to the PINK wire which is located in the fuse box.


STEP 5:

drill a hole on those removal panel in order to fit in your switch's size.




STEP 6:

place your LED strips to your desired location and stick it with the provided double sided tap.


STEP 7:

u may HIDE all the wires behind the panel, i think this won't be a hard job.
u may hide the wires wherever u feel like to.


FINAL STEP:

Turn ON your switch and you are ready to GO....
wait for the Night to come.


Hope this helps..... ENJOY!
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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Looks nice. How did you run the wires and where did you tap into. Im looking into this mod now too but with white.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:26 AM   #3
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Yes really if you gonna post something that looks this cool you could at least give a how to
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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1st pic is better. 2nd pic looks like some of the LEDs had blown.
A DIY on wiring it up would be nice indeed.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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hi guys,
i already put up some brief descriptions of how to install the LED strip that works with the door as well as some night view of the led strips.

enjoy.....
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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Thank you charleschia1986!! :) It looks like an easy DIY, even a caveman can do it.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:32 PM   #7
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Thank you charleschia1986!! :) It looks like an easy DIY, even a caveman can do it.

you're welcome man, indeed this is an Easy MOD.
the most difficult part is to locate where is the fuse box and which wire should be used.

# please post some pic of yours to share when u done it.

enjoy...
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:00 AM   #8
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This thread has to be move to the DIY section. By the way how did it turned out?
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:01 AM   #9
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This thread has to be move to the DIY section. By the way how did it turned out?
yea, i think so. haha...
so is there any way that i can move the whole thread under DIY?
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:11 AM   #10
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:25 AM   #11
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Cool, just wondering how did u do this?
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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Cool, just wondering how did u do this?
Only the ALLMIGHTY MODS can do it
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:53 PM   #13
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how about attaching the LED strips to the bottom of the door frame? You will require the SMD LED strips because the clearance is very low. Just clean the bottom frame, double sided tape (I also used clear tape for some extra adherence). You just need to run the wires through the doors which requires removing the door panel to get access.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:53 PM   #14
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how about attaching the LED strips to the bottom of the door frame? You will require the SMD LED strips because the clearance is very low. Just clean the bottom frame, double sided tape (I also used clear tape for some extra adherence). You just need to run the wires through the doors which requires removing the door panel to get access.

nice mod, actually i tried this as well before i put these on.
personal preference, i found that is nicer to put it on the door panel because you can see the LED lights which really look good.

some more during nite time, the led will make the whole door frame looks blue, look at da 3rd pic (nite view)
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:56 AM   #15
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I guess it's just preference. I prefer having light illuminate the ground where I can see what I might want to avoid stepping on as I exit, as opposed to lighting up my cabin with blue as I exit.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:24 AM   #16
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Nice job, I was looking at installing some LED strip myself but a lot of people I know who have done have had theirs failed. Done properly though it can really put on a display.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:34 PM   #17
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Wow I'm glad i found this, I been looking for a way to attach my LED door sill to the door sensors. This is perfect, now just gotta rewire it, thanks for the info and great job on yours, that looks really cool. I would have to say I like the one with the full LED strip on. Now i'm pondering putting LEDS underneath my door now.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:27 PM   #18
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Perfect...DIY...thanks!!! Got them installed today...$50 off of ebay!
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