That's another way to do it. Most like me, don't want to tap into existing wiresThe best way to install LED welcome lights is to tap into the BCM dome lamp circuit. Here are some pics of where the BCM wires are and my under lighting. Looks much better in the dark. Grey connector and the first wire at the top also grey. So +side of LED to the grey wire and -side of led to ground.
So I just ordered a 2 pc expandable set of blue leds from LED GLOW. I'm going to be installing them into the fuse box. It all seems pretty straight forward was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what fuse to use. I want them to run when the car is on and turn off when the car is off. I also don't want to have to worry about blowing any important electronics as unlikely as it is. Any help is appreciated. I haven't done this stuff before.
If you're referring to mine, than, search eBay... Everything I've installed I purchased on eBay (crazy cheap I might add)car looks sweet mna, how did you do the chevy emblem in the door and on the sill?
So I see 3 grey wires. Two of which are the same color. i assume the two together are the dome light circuits, correct?The best way to install LED welcome lights is to tap into the BCM dome lamp circuit. Here are some pics of where the BCM wires are and my under lighting. Looks much better in the dark. Grey connector and the first wire at the top also grey. So +side of LED to the grey wire and -side of led to ground.
I have yet to add any foot well lighting but plan to do this before summer. His description says its the grey plug and first wire at the top. In his image he has the test probe in the upper left(first) hole.So I see 3 grey wires. Two of which are the same color. i assume the two together are the dome light circuits, correct?
can you take a picture of where you grounded it?I believe I just put a 10A fuse in it right now. Its plugged into #6 Fuse slot - for the front power outlet which I actually do not use. I have a power brick with a USB Port and 3 Car Power Ports I plug into the back power outlet with a blue light to match the rest of my lights and the wires hide under the center console. Can't say if the fuse will or will not blow as the front power outlet just gets the cord in my way as I have a manual transmission, so nothing ever gets plugged into it.
As far as the wires inside, I have no idea. All you do is put your power wire into the blue crimp and then crimp it to make a secure connection. Do you have a ground point? I used some 3 LED Strip Lights that we had laying around, I found them online here: OVM12F3B7 - OPTEK TECHNOLOGY - LED STRIP, 3 LED, BLUE, 6LM | Newark
I have 3 sets under the driver side dash and passenger side dash and used 3M Dbl Sided Tape to stick them on. I also have 3 strips under each of the front seats to illuminate the back seats, I used 3M Velcro and attached it to the rug on the hump underneath the seats so they point towards the rear of the car. All of the wires are ran hidden under the center console and under the seat tracks so it doesn't get in the way. The ground point for the lights go to a bolt in the panels under the center console on driver side. We crimped one of those crimps that go to a circle and slid it over the bolt (Can't think of the name).
The first question is how much additional power can that circuit handle. I don't know as anyone knows. If it was me, I'd build an "amplifier" that would look to that circuit for the signal, but draw power from another circuit. However, I don't know of any such commercially made device.Hi all cruze fans. Im trying to add leds all around my interior but i want to add them on the counsel diming circuit. So i can dim or brighten them with my dash. Any insight on bcm wireing or wires for taping into. Thanks in advance
Looking at the photos of that setup, I think you're going to have to find a different controller. I only see a power wire. If the controller won't remember it's settings, then there's nothing you can do to make it automatic.I have the LED Glow 7 color 4 piece kit and I tried doing this. I have the little control box with "on/off, mode & pause" buttons. If I have the lights on and open the door, they turn on and then off when I shut the door, like they should/I want them to. However, when I reopen the door, the lights are not on and I have to hit the "on" button to turn them on. It like resets every time I open/shut the doors. Has anyone else had this issue or know how to help me?