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Unread 10-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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cheap LED interior mod

I was tired barely being able to see in my yj at night with opening the doors and sometimes while driving so i wired in a blue LED strip under my dash. I have it wired to turn on when opening either door, also wired to a switch for driving (with doors shut). heres how

1. buy a 12" to 30" led strip on ebay (10 bucks) and mount it wherever you want to light up under the dash.

2. wire the positive to a constant power source, i used an unused fuse spot (make sure its constant power, even with key out otherwise it wont work with opening doors)

3. wire the ground to connect to the door push button on driver side (where the annoying buzzer for your keys being in ignition is) then splice into that cable, run it to the passenger door button, and a cheap switch you can buy at auto zone for $5

bam, only turns on when you open either door or turn switch on. you can wire in another switch to the ground (before all of the splices) and have a complete kill switch for running without doors.

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Unread 11-02-2011, 09:12 AM   #2
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I was thinking of doing it with a LED rope light around my roll bars. contecting to a switch. Easily doable and it would look pretty good. what do you think?
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Unread 11-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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If you can see it enough all my lights are blue. Blue is the brightest. These pictures don't do the lights justice but I highly recommend this mod. Very nice
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Unread 11-26-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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Can you upload some more pics? I'm thinking about doing this to mine, I just wanna see clearer pics! Awesome idea
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Unread 11-28-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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best thing i ever did to my interior is get one of the universal license plate lights wired it into my jeeps floor lights and zip tied it to my roll bar with the wire inside the roll bar pad works alot better imo
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Unread 11-30-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
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Looks great! I will be doing this
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:06 AM   #7
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Be careful with running those blue lights if you have the doors off. Cops hate it when people use their colors and have no hesitations about pulling people over for impersonating an officer. I had red dome lights in my old Ranger and had a cop get pretty bent out of shape about it. Your mileage may vary, but just a heads up if you find an officer who is particular.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:15 AM   #8
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They look sick
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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I wired it to a switch instead of the door, simply because it looks sick when driving with the doors off or parked. They look a lot more blue in person.
Did a cop really bust you for that Muddy?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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Cool idea. Any write up about this mod?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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Oh I gotta jump in on this
The footwell and tub rail lights are on two rocker switches on the windshield pillar (the green leds)





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Unread 02-16-2012, 04:40 AM   #12
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Best Country xD
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Unread 02-16-2012, 06:32 AM   #13
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Im a man of many genres. Country, Rap, Rock... I like it all, except R&B. Cant stand that
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Unread 02-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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Love this mod, just installed green led strip, way more light, all for about $40
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Unread 02-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #15
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Im a man of many genres. Country, Rap, Rock... I like it all, except R&B. Cant stand that
I mainly listen to country but startin to get into country rap gotta get some that Colt Ford
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