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My Footwell/cupholder interior accent led project (AKA Fighter Pilot Cockpit Mod)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RedruM29, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    07tacoark

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    man that makes me wanna put LEDs in my ride :D nice!
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    they are the four chip superflux leds so they had to be wired in parallel, i did this by making the harness' for the + and - coming from the switch. This is also good cause if one goes out then it won't take out all of them. If you do it this way then you can also add on more later using t taps. This is how i am going to wire up two other white flexible led strips, one in the glove compartment (for late night ipod switching for the HU) and one 4.7 in one to fit in the center console. Oznium 3 week wait though:tumbleweed:
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    oh ok, thats how I did mine.

    turned out great, I used two lights in the cup holder, one on each side.

    right now its set up to turn on with the ignition, i ordered a switch from oznium and ill set that up once it gets here

    [​IMG]
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    You should! have you seen all the colors too? They have Pink:p
     
  5. May 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    Dude that looks sick, what size led did you use for this? I thought of doing it that way but i thought it would impede on some of the larger bottles(gatorade) that i put in there.
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Im not really sure what size they were. but they came with a little black clip thing. I drilled a small hole in the holder and made it just barley big enough to squeez it through, crazy glued it in place to make sure it stays, then put the lights in, and crazy glued the back of them as well, they barley poke out into the holder, not enough to get in the way of anything.
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    I am not sure how I managed to miss this thread for this long. I am glad my write up helped you out. The lights look great...
     
  8. May 15, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    I was wondering when you were going to show up. Ya man i used the basics from you minus the relay(no need) and it worked great, props.
     
  9. May 15, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    Not sure how I missed it either this long. I've been toying with the idea of doing a mod like this since I had a Ford Fusion as a rental back in November 2008 when I was traveling on business. It had these LED's in the footwells from the factory with a switch next to the shifter on the console that would alternate them between 5 different colors, then off. I might actually get the nerve to do it now. Nice job, and Thx dude.:D
     
  10. May 15, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    :puke: i HATE pink!!!! NASTY :puke:
     
  11. May 15, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    just thought of this, but how well are these LEDs against spills??
     
  12. May 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    IDK I think they would hold up fine
     
  13. May 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    I siliconed the led into the cup holder for this very reason... i haven't had any spills yet but i tested it already with water and it was tight. O and about the pink haha we might be able to find something you enjoy:cool:
     
  14. May 20, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    Can anyone here help me out? where I can connect the wire to, I think about will be 2 circuits, one - when i open the door, I want to the footwall light grow up, when i close the door it will shut off, second - the cup holder led will light up all time but when i pull my key out it will shut off......
    Any idea? please give me the idea Thanks
     
  15. May 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Ok you kinda confused me, but what i think you want is maybe wiring to the dome light to get what you want from the footwells and for the cup holders you would have to find some constant power like an add a fuse or going from the shifter led like Briangp has done here:http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/35282-writeup-pictures-led-cupholder-mod.html. Hope this helps if you need to know anything eles there are some pretty good threads that have documented this just check my first post.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    i just received more LEDs from oznium last night... pics soon
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    so i switched out my dome and map lights for LEDs and also added a flexible white LED strip to the ridge in the back of the center console so i do not have to turn on the dome anymore to find my junk in the console... it all works great. i hope to take some pictures tonight after Sommelier school.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    ouch internet down time one week and counting...:crapstorm: so now i guess its going to take a little longer to put the pics online than i expected.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    for the person that wanted the lights to grow...you probably wont achieve the desired effect with the leds b/c the have a lower voltage cutoff and cut on...soo more the likely there will be a slight delay and then they will just come on ....been my experience...

    on the oznium website it says the the superchip leds are waterproof...for the people worried about spills.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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