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LED Strips and Dome Light Dimming

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steelgraygtp

Joined: Jan 06 2008
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:27 pm

In my car, my dome lights slowly fade out after a door is closed. I want to wire up LED strips in the footwells to come on with the dome lights. I.E. Whenever a door is opened or the unlock button on the fob is pushed. I already know the location in the fuse box to tap into the interior light circuit. However the dome lights are controlled on both the positive and negative/ground side. What I want to do is tap into this circuit but also have a seperate switch to turn on the footwell LED lights I want to add. I believe I would need a relay and diodes to prevent the switch from backfeeding current into the dome lights and blowing fuses. How would I wire this up and what would I need? Diagram? Thank you.
PwrRngr

Joined: Jul 19 2007
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:18 pm

Search the forums first. I know mx107 and I have gone over this several times. Try the "Installation" section. If you can't find the answer to your question or you have further questions ask away.
mx107marlin

Joined: Aug 12 2007
Posts: 3095
Location: Fairborn, OH


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Post Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:43 pm

https://www.oznium.com/forum/topic15422

Same exact diagram as you would need....read everything there, and if you have any questions please post in that thread... it'd make my (and PwrRngr's) life a lot easier if all of the questions about the same thing were in one topic...

Oh, and Welcome to OZ ozzy_change.gif

We really are nice, it's just that we've had a barrage of these questions lately... apparently it's the new trend, and they're all essentially done the same way...
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