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Lighting for Side Steps/Nerf Bars

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by pearldrummerelx, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    pearldrummerelx

    pearldrummerelx [OP] Member

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    Has anyone put lights under the doors to illuminate your side steps?

    I was thinking of doing this, but I wanted to wire them so that when I unlocked the car, they came on. I'm not sure if I can do this. My only other thought was to wire them in with the dome lights so when the doors open they'd come on. I may tie them in to some lights in my bed if I can figure this all out.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    MDBigRed

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    Uniden PC78Elite CB, Dual 4' Firestiks, KC reverse/work lights, Rear suspension TSB, Mudflaps removed, Gorilla wheel locks, TRD box air intake, MBRP XP series dual exhaust, Wet Okole seat covers, 20% front tints, Pacer tailgate light bar, Uniden Bear Cat PA external speaker, 4.5" RCD Lift w/ extended ICON coilovers, door sill LED running lights, LED alarm scanner light, Scangauge II, Blendmount, Diff breather mod, Whelen hideaway 90watt strobes, Piaa Xtreme white bulbs, VIAIR onboard air, Allpro T-case sheild, TC LCA Skids, Stubbswelding HD-SKO Sliders, Weathertech floor mats, TC UCA's, Allpro SS brakelines, rear ARB locker, 4.56 Yukon gears, BlueSea fuse block, bed rail light bar, Shrockworks bumper, Smittybuilt XRC8 Comp winch, IPF 900's, Piaa 510's, Tekonsha brake controller, Air horn, Pop 'n lock, Alcan Spring leaf packs, JVC KD-AHD 69 head unit, 12voltguy winch controller, Safari Snorkel
    I bought some LED's of superbrightleds.com and put them on the lip under the door jam. http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=/specs/m3.htm They come in orange and red, but red is illegal on the side of trucks. I simply soldered them together and used a fuse tap on my headlights. I'm sure you could wire it however you want but these work great.

    I'm gonna post up a pic
     
  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    MDBigRed

    MDBigRed Well-Known Member

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  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    AK27

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    search "puddle lights" and look for borderbrat's write up for them! :)
     
  5. Mar 1, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    pearldrummerelx

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