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post #1 of 16 Old 07-08-2008, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Lights in the footwell...

Has anyone added lights in the front footwells of the JKs?
I found a write-up on another forum, but I was wondering if anyone had a different approach with installing them.


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post #2 of 16 Old 07-08-2008, 10:05 AM
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Why would you want lights in the floor board.Foot well
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When its dark out and I drop something down in the footwell, it is very hard to find. Especially since the overhead lights dont do a good job of lighting it up down there by the feet.

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Mine has one on the driver side from the factory.

Maybe it's a consolation prize for buying one of the first ones made!!!

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I found a nice little widget at good ol' autozone that would work nice. LED "tape".




I used a strip in the trunk of my old camaro (the stock light was mounted too low, and was always blocked by cargo). Lit it up like day. Its a very thin strip of flexible plastic with glue on one side. Just peel the backing and apply. I wired it directly to the stock lighting circuit. Be sure to mount it somewhere hidden so you arent blinded by it. When illuminated it looked like I had a fluorescent bulb hidden in my trunk.

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When its dark out and I drop something down in the footwell, it is very hard to find. Especially since the overhead lights dont do a good job of lighting it up down there by the feet.
Um...have you considered buying a flashlight? You can get one for a lot cheaper and with a lot less effort than adding lights to your jeep "down there".

Recommend getting an uber-cheap flashlight and keeping it in the little door area, and a nice flashlight locked in the center console.
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I don't know if Harbor Freight has the same kind of stuff as our PrincessAuto (it seems to from what I hear) .. but, for $5 and about 10min of your time you can easily wire-up a light to the bottom of your dash to light-up the foot-well of your Jeep.

The door-switches should already be there waiting for you to tap into .. if not, the auto-wreckers have lots of vehicles to choose from to snag some switches.

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Um...have you considered buying a flashlight? You can get one for a lot cheaper and with a lot less effort than adding lights to your jeep "down there".

Recommend getting an uber-cheap flashlight and keeping it in the little door area, and a nice flashlight locked in the center console.
Very true, but wouldnt it just be nice to just turn on the lights in the footwells when the other interior lights come on? ie...when someone opens the door, etc?

Anyone do this mod yet?

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9 times out of 10 you have the factory plug on the drivers side, I do. Just buy the factory light for a liberty or TJ wranger, I think they will plug in. search the forums to be sure.

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I found a write-up on another forum...
What was wrong with that write-up that you need a different way to do this?

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Very true, but wouldnt it just be nice to just turn on the lights in the footwells when the other interior lights come on? ie...when someone opens the door, etc?
I guess. Maybe I'm just biased - I hate the interior lights anyway. I've been concerning removing the bulbs. (:
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9 times out of 10 you have the factory plug on the drivers side, I do. Just buy the factory light for a liberty or TJ wranger, I think they will plug in. search the forums to be sure.
Thanks for the tip. Iíll have to see if I have the plug too.
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I don't know if Harbor Freight has the same kind of stuff as our PrincessAuto (it seems to from what I hear) .. but, for $5 and about 10min of your time you can easily wire-up a light to the bottom of your dash to light-up the foot-well of your Jeep.

The door-switches should already be there waiting for you to tap into .. if not, the auto-wreckers have lots of vehicles to choose from to snag some switches.
I’m truly sorry for this but I just have to. Thank god we don’t have an auto parts store called PrincessAuto in the USA. It sounds like somewhere you would go to get a part for your Barbie doll collection.

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What was wrong with that write-up that you need a different way to do this?

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There were no pics and didnt go into too much detail.
I think pics would be a huge help in doing a MOD like this.

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Lights

LED flashlights are cheap and small.
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