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Old 07-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Looking for the best easiest place to tap into power for footwell LED ambient lights. A couple of options I have been thinking about: 1) Deleting the cigarette lighter and putting a round rocker switch in the existing hole and using that power source. 2) Tapping into power point in dash or in console storage box. Kind of nervous messing with the wiring on my new truck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I think there is a purple with black tracer wire on the passenger side foot well towards the door you could tap into. It's for the running lights I believe, anyone correct me if I'm wrong tho. Take a test light and start checking wires when the park lights are on.
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Thanks for the response. Anyone else have any advice?
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I tapped into a wire that ran the lights for one of the dash switches so that it could be dimmed with the dash lights as well. You could do it that way or to a constant but make sure you tape it up well and get a good ground. One thing I plan on doing as well is adding a switch so I can turn them off I want.
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Great thread! I'm also interested in setting up some footwell LED's. I don't know much about electrical work so thanks for the tips so far and keep em coming! thanks guys!
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You coud find the wire that goes up the "A" pillar to the map lights and tap into it.
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