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How to Install Footwell Lighting that Dims with Dome Light in a 2006-current Honda Civic
Cost: Around $20-30 Difficulty: Intermediate Required Skills: partial disassembly of a car's interior, and use of a soldering iron
UPDATE: According to various comments, this will work for the current Honda Civic (or at least 2012 models) and will also work for the sedan. Make sure you test the wires first, though, in case something is different. If you're going to try it on these models, make sure you find out how to remove the paneling--the process may have changed. Again, this video was made specifically for the North American 8th generation Civic Coupe, which covers model years 2006-2011. You will likely have to alter the procedure in some way for all other models.
This is my first how-to video, so please bear that in mind when you watch the video.
I've been wanting to install footwell lighting in my car (a 2009 Civic Coupe) for a little while, and instead of just doing it, I decided that I should record my progress and make a video of it for YouTube. Well, here it is.
This modification wasn't nearly as difficult as it was time consuming. I mention in the video that it takes 1-2 hours to complete, however this is if you have access to all your materials at one time. I spread this out over a few days and ended up spending much more time then I thought it would take, just because of my start-and-stop schedule.
Basically, what makes these footwell lights unique is that they are tapped from the dome light's power, so they will dim in and out with it. It took me a very long time to find the information on the series of tubes that is the Internet that showed where the dome light's wires were. I have to thank the people at 8thcivic.com for contributing to a forum that eventually gave me all the info I needed.
TO ADD A SEPARATE SET OF LIGHTS that stays on whenever the ignition is on, use a fuse tap (which can be found at most auto parts stores) of the correct size. If I remember correctly, this is for the ATM fuses. The fuse tap does not need to be low-profile like the fuses are in the car. Tap the radio fuse, or any other fuse that does not receive power when the key is removed. Technically, the lights will be on when the key is in the ACC or ON positions. The radio fuse was the only fuse that I found worked. Use the smallest size fuse that came with the fuse tap for your new lights. Then, wire the positive for these lights to the fuse tap and ground them to something metal under the dashboard. I highlighted what I used to make a ground at 12:38--I simply used a zip-tie and some bare wire, looping the wire around the ring and securing it with the zip-tie.
DISCLAIMER: I will not be responsible for any damage that you cause to your vehicle as a result of performing this modification, nor will I be responsible for any voiding of warranties that may result from this modification, and nor will I be responsible for any local laws that may be broken by the use of footwell lighting. Since this footwell lighting only operates when a door is opened (the dome light switch does not make the footwell lights come on) or the car is being unlocked from the outside, I doubt it would break any laws. However, if there are laws prohibiting footwell lighting in your area, any fines or other consequences of breaking the laws shall not be my responsibility.
YOU CAN NOW GET A 5 METER STRIP OF THESE LIGHTS FOR ABOUT $20 ON AMAZON! Just search for LED Strip lights or Tape lights. You can also find them in waterproof versions. If you want to do more projects with these lights, look for them on Amazon. If you would like to add LED underglow, which I explain how to do in another video, I would order a waterproof 5 meter reel, and use a small portion for the footwell lights.
Besides the actual LEDs, most of the other materials required can be found around the house. Remember to always remove the fuse to the circuit you'll be working on, and be sure to check that the fuse you removed does indeed protect your desired circuit.
Thanks for watching!
2006 Honda Civic
THIS IS MY 2006 FULLY CUSTOM 8TH GEN. CIVIC. MY MODS:
2 TONE PAINT JOB CUSTOM MIXED GREEN W/ GHOST LIME GREEN PEARL, MERCEDES BLACK W/ SILVER BREAK
FULLY MOLDED TOUREEN BODY KIT (FRONT TO BACK)
FULLY SHAVED TRUNK W/ LICENSE PLATE RELOCATED TO BUMPER
FULLY SHAVED DOOR HANDLES W/ 50LB POPPERS
45 DEGREE FLIP FLOP TRUNK
20" GIOVANNA TOKYO G-RACING RIMS (PAINTED TO MATCH)
225 30 ZR 20 VREDESTEIN ULTRAC SESSANTA TIRES
BLACKED OUT TAILIGHTS & HEADLIGHTS
15000K XENON HID KIT
HPS SHORT RAM INTAKE
5% TINT ALL THE WAY AROUND
GREEN LED REVERSE LIGHTS
CUSTOM PAINTED ENGINE COVER TO MATCH CAR
APEX-i BLACK N-1 Exhaust 3" TIP
CUSTOM 3 TONE INTERIOR BLACK SUEDE, LIME GREEN VINYL, AND METALLIC SILVER ACCENTS
8 TV'S: (1) PIONEER AVH-9400 7" INDASH, (2) 12" VISOR TV'S, (2) 10" HEADREST TV'S, (2) CUSTOM FIBERGLASSED 7" TV'S IN REAR QUATER PANELS, (1) 22" VISIO 1080P HDTV IN TRUNK
250GB PLAYSTATION 3 IN TRUNK
MTX THUNDER ELITE 1500 WATT MONO AMP
(2) 12" MEMPHIS M SERIES SUBS
MEMPHIS O GUAGE AMP KIT
ROCKFORD FOSGATE POWER 6.5 (FRONTS), 6.5 (BACKS), 6 x 9 (TRUNK)
KICKER VS 800 WATT 4 CHANNEL AMP
6 PC GREEN LED GLOW INTERIOR LIGHT KIT
4 PC LED GREEN UNDERGLOW KIT
4 PC LED GLOW WHEEL WELL KIT
GREEN LED MAP AND DOME LIGHTS
LUMINICS 12" GREEN TRIANGLE ELECTRIC PLATE
CUSTOM PAINTED FIBERGLASSED SUB ENCLOSERS
LED 3rd SPOILER BRAKE LIGHT
GREEN STROBE KIT FOR ENGINE BAY
Hid retrofit 2008 Honda Civic SI Sedan
Hid retrofit on 2008 Honda civic SI sedan (white)
D2s 4300k philips bulbs
matsushita gen 2 oem ballasts
e46 replica bezels left in chrome
cleared out headlights, amber bulb
CCFL white angel eyes on the highs
Feel free to contact me with questions, i will answer youtube email or via linuxglobalHID@gmail.com
Im also a registered retrofitter on hidplanet.com, be sure to check hidplanet for any questions regarding retrofits or acquiring parts to do the retrofit yourself.
All the best,
Linuxglobal Custom Headlights
Xenon-Vision Bi-Xenon HID Install
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. There is NO need to disable the Daytime Running Light (DRL) module if you have the Bi-Xenon HID kit. The reason being that the DRLs will run off the low beam and will not flicker as I initially thought. If you have the non-Bi-Xenon (no HID hi-beam), then you WILL have to disable the DRLs (from what I understand).
2. If you happened to have disable the DRLs, it is likely that your interior dome light will not work, as was my experience. No idea why the DRL module is connected to the dome light but I'm not a Toyota engineer.
3. There are two things that look like grounding wires in the kit ... they actually are not. They are connected to the battery terminals. The wire coming from the two fuses go to the POSITIVE terminal while the wire coming off the control unit go to the NEGATIVE terminal. I unscrewed the nut that helps tighten the clamp around the battery and then placed the wire in between the clamp and the nut.
4. The clips only fit one way except for the one on the ballast. You will see in the video how they should connect but the red wire should go to the POSITIVE terminal.
5. There is a metal bar in the front of the car with holes in it. Run the wiring through that to ensure that the wires don't melt on the radiator or get caught in the fan (that would be bad news!).
6. Lay your wires out to get a sense of how things connect together.
7. It is normal to have one of the original headlight wiring harness not connected.
All in all, the install is very easy. I did it in about an hour and a half but if I knew what I just wrote above, it probably would have taken 30 minutes.
Hope this help anyone that is installing the Bi-Xenon kit in their Yaris! If you have any questions, please quote this post and I will do my best to answer them for you. Cheers
PS. This is a bit of a rough edit job ... I'm no Sony Vegas master ... yet.
2006 Honda Civic Coupe Start Up, Engine, and Full Tour
one of the newest vehicles we've had in a while, and my first time getting to check out the new generation civic. Pretty awesome car if I do say so myself! Full interior/exterior tour of the car, starting it up, engine and radio demo. Please do not ask me to drive this car, it is on consignment, for those of you who don't know what that means, it means that we're selling it for someone else
2011 Civic SI + VTEC
READ IT: My new Civic Si... still not good at shifting but more vids to come just wanted to let you hear the vtec at 3/4 throttle! Please subscribe!