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LED footwell mod problem

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by t.robert, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Apr 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    t.robert

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    I just did the mod where i put an orange LED on under each footwell. I tapped into the climate controls so I would be able to dim them. The problem I ran into is that I wired the the passenger LED straight off the climate control then I wired the driver LED off of that one. My driver side LED is not nearly as bright as the passenger side. Can someone please tell me how to fix this.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    here is how I ran my wires. one power wire and they all connect at the same spot so none of them get power before the other
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    ^^^^ That's the ticket! ^^^^^:D
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    How did you connect them at the same spot? I suspect you made some sort of plug?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    I just used a crimp wire connector, put the power from the truck on one side and then twisted all the LED powers together and stuck them in the other end and crimped.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    Okay cool,
    do you need a ground on the switch too?
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    If I undersand Keason's diagram correctly--No. The LED's are grounded on the right side of the diagram (black color). The switch appears to control the +12V signal (red color). When the switch is closed the circuit is complete and current will flow from the left (add-a-fuse), through the switch and to the LED's which are grounded to some place in the truck.

    I hope that helps you.

    Keason, I like your diagram man :)
     
  8. Apr 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    you are very right sir. I have been asked this a few times so I made up a diagram a while back. It's easier to explain if you can actually see it, well for me it is, I'm a visual learner.;)
     
  9. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    i just ordered two of the weather proof strips of LEDs from Oznium, i hooked them up acording to your diagram bu t can't seem to get them to work. i understand the concept but this is my first time tampering with the add a fuse. also, do i need to ground the switch and the LEDs?
     
  10. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    If you don't have a ground you don't have a circuit. That would be the place to start.

    Also LEDs must be wired in the right direction if they are backwards nothing will happen.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    you could also ground it to the door switch so the leds turn on when the door is opened.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    that might be getting a little complicated for his first run. the switch doesnt have to be grounded, but your LED's do. Also as said above, make sure they are the correct direction, one side will be + and other will be -
     
  13. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys, I just finished all my lighting mods this weekend.
    Orange LED's in footwells and in center counsel vent in the back.
    Cool white led's in the dome and map lights.
    55watt 6000k Hi/lo beam HID's
    35watt 600ok HID's for the fogs.

    Loving the new lights and getting flashed a ton
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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