Brief description of how i hooked up my LED Glow lights to a switch. The switch was bought off Ebay. If i get 10 likes I will do a step by step video on how the wiring actually is connected. Comment with any questions and i'll be happy to help :)
EDIT: I advise using a fuse tap for the power. The way i had it hooked up kept draining my battery. I will show this in the step by step tutorial.
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Tutorial - How to wire interior LED's to a toggle switch
Thanks for watching the other video guys! As i promised here is the actual tutorial. I know it wasn't the best tutorial so ask me in the comments if you have any questions. LED's are from LEDglow.com, the rest of the supplies are from autozone.
PLEASE READ THROUGH THE COMMENTS BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS.
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
Why do I set the handbrake? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9floWc6UsOk
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!
How to do a boost leak test
The Boost leak test is an important part of any turbocharged cars routine maintenance. If your car has Boost leaks that go unfixed, there are negative factors such as overworking the turbo, running lean/rich, bucking under Boost etc. For only a few bucks you can build your own tester and make your car run that much better. This was done on a 2g Eclipse but should work on most turbo'd cars.
How to Replace Outer Tie Rod End
I was told I needed to replace the tie rod end before i could get an alignment so I thought I would show you guys how to as well! Save yourself loads of time and effort and go to autozone and get a pickle fork...Im serious. I spent all of 3 hours hammering away that the stupid thing and the pickle fork got it in 30 seconds. Do yourself a favor and listen to me. Thanks for watching!
Replacing Car Interior Lights with LED Lights
This video is a simple and short tutorial on how to put in an LED light into a festoon socket in a car which is really easy... However, i as well give a description of the Light. (Watts and Lumens given off & Volts and Amps that are Needed)
Green LED Strip Install Se. 1, Ep. 9
We show you guys how to install a basic LED strip we purchased ay our local automotive goods shop. This is a nice European touch and adds a whole lot of style, for not that much money!
Keep in mind after we installed the strip under the dash originally, it way WAY too bright to be driving at night safely. So we moved the lights to under the bucket seats and then got the results we originally wanted to add in the first place. Interior lighting! It's awesome stuff!
*Please excuse the editing mistake at the end of the video. The music was supposed to fade out like usual, but obviously it just keeps on going! That's my fault. Sorry guys.
How to test your alternator using a multimeter
Very easy one guys. Im sorry you couldnt really see the numbers when I turned on the car, but it went from about 12.6 to 13.8 volts. Anything from about 13-14 volts when you turn on your car means your alternator is working properly. If when you turn on your car you're getting a lower reading than the resting voltage, there is a problem in your charging system.