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    LED light strips

    Hey new project
    I would like to install footwell LED strips

    id like it to function just as my dome light,
    On when the door opens, fades when door closes
    A switch to turn on and off while the doors are closed or while driving

    Basically exactly as the dome light functions

    Ford focus 2008.

    I have found the Fuse that controls the dome light. its a mini mini version of a 5amp blade fuse in the fuse box, hard to add a fuse tap any suggestions ?

    Question :
    Would I need to tap into that fuse or can i find a wire n splice into that ?
    Should I add a fuse for my new LEDs what amp 2amp, 10 amp ?
    i can connect it to the dome light fuse/wiring and it will work find but how do I get the switch to work ?
    I have an illuminated Latching type 5 pin switch
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    Re: LED light strips

    I did mine but didnt do any fancy fading, just lights up when head light turns on and the ones on the side of the seat turns on when engine turns on, i will change it to all turn on when the engines is on, see pics













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    Re: LED light strips

    I also have about 6 ft left on the blue LED and if you need them I can sell them to you $1 per foot shipped min 2 ft




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    Re: LED light strips

    dude ebay strips will get the job done, you can get 15 foot strips for under 10$



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    Re: LED light strips

    Quote Originally Posted by jteske88 View Post
    dude ebay strips will get the job done, you can get 15 foot strips for under 10$
    yup I already got my roll of LEDs
    My question was my current dome lights when the doors are closed there is a switch that I can turn them on while driving

    So if I wire my LEDs to the fuse that controls the dome all well and good doors open on, doors closed dim/off

    HOW do I wire an illuminated 5pin Switch to turn them on and off while driving ?
    Also on the drivers side there is not many places to hide the LEd strip that it wont be seen
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    Re: LED light strips

    I would goto [url=http://the12volt.com] www.the12volt.com very good relay diagams. I would tap the dome circuit run fused wire to a spst n/o or spdt relay and then proceed to add your L E D 's. If you want them to operate on the dome light swith then you need to tap on the load side of the switch.
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