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Old 02-02-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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New to the site first post, have been lurking a while. I did search but can not seem to find it.

2011 f150 xlt Eco. Looking to wire in led strip in the foot well. I only want them to come on with the courtesy lights(open doors etc) do not want them on constantly/while driving. Does anyone know the color coded wire on the dimmer switch to achieve this? Or could I "add a fuse" to that circuit? Or would that keep them on constant? Unfortunately I do not have step courtesy lights, glove box light etc to tap into. Dimming is not a problem I can add an aftermarket dimmer down line.

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Dimmer switch-image-1428368806.jpg Used this wire my led sills. It was on the money in regards to wire colors underneath plastic sill plate. I would tap into these then add a dimmer if needed. I never tried to dim the sill with factory dimmer but it may. I can check in the am. Hope it helps.

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These are in the loom under sill usually run along weather stripping? Thanks for reply. Will take a look worst case bought some wire can tap into dome and run down b pillar I believe. Led put out like 4x.09 amps should be fine on that circuit
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Yes exactly. FYI just checked the dimmer switch does dim my sills

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Another option is to get a blade fuse tap and plug right into the fuse where the courtesy lights are located. Then you can tap into the line coming out of the fuse tape and ground to the frame. Works like a charm!
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