Nice mod .. great idea .. any pics of where you mounted the LEDs?
Would love to see pix of where/how you connected in the pillar.I connected my wires on the driver's side pillar. The ribbon cable is clearly visible there and a whole lot of room to work with. My underdash lights work with the dome light to light up the floor area.
Thx, Danieloz46!I just spliced in and soldered. I took pictures but they came out blurry. I taped it all up fished the wires through and attached my lights to the side kick panels.
Did you ever install the switch? What kind of switch is needed SPDT? ThanksHere is what I did to make my aux LED lights come on when I open the door. I have yet to install the switch but when I do I’ll post the pics.
Nope, I have been a little busy with other things and have not added a switch yet.Did you ever install the switch? What kind of switch is needed SPDT? Thanks
B+ ? (pardon the delinquency)Nope, I have been a little busy with other things and have not added a switch yet.
Yes, a SPDT would work just fine. You could hook the other side of it to B+ so that you could turn them on anytime.
That is strange! Mine seems to work just ask described. Maybe you have different wiring? What year is it?Hey guys, I'm new here, though I've owned my FJ for 3 years. Just wanted to thank the originator of this thread, it was extremely informative and useful. Just thought I'd mention one important note - In the install notes, He said you can hook up your negative/ground to the white wire (ribbon wire) or any other convenient ground (which would leave the lights on for like 10 minutes...). Well, I initially opted to hook it to the ground behind the left wall panel, drivers side, near the floor. It works as a ground, however, the floor lights will stay on the ENTIRE time the vehicle is operational. They will come on with the dome light when the door is open, and when using the key fob to lock the doors, they will shut off when the dome goes off. But, through my experience, the entire time I'm driving, those led lights stay on (even though the dome light is off while driving). I have yet to hook my neg/ground up to that ribbon wire...I will be doing that in the near future (it's just too damn cold in NY right now!) As I said - just informing you all of my experience.
Thanks for the write up Fat. I was wondering where to tie into that ribbon wire and your pics were a big help. :rocker:First off, I thank you for the information on this thread! I was finally able to install my LED door projectors with most of the info here.
I hope this helps other 'new' FJ owners who want door activated lights