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Tapping into ambient lighting

Sugi07

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May 31, 2019
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Shane23

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Jul 22, 2020
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Never really paid attention to the footwell, being one of the “ambient” lights; Footwells come on when I enter or exit or when the dome lights are on..I more so notice the led strip under the armrest going on and off based on outside lighting (night or day or maybe long tunnel)

I would say tap into that one, but if the footwells do in fact turn on in the same manner then yea footwell would works as well..

Good luck..
 

Mr X

Future Martian
Jan 18, 2013
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Simi Valley, CA
Hey everyone,

I got this for christmas and want to wire it up.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0899XBHMG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

I do not want to use the taps that are located at the VC_Left. I am hoping to have it turn on with the ambient lighting and have the ability to control it through the screen. Has anyone been successful with this? Can I just tap the power from one of the footwell lights?


Thanks,

Sugi



Why?


Just follow this video. Takes ~15 minutes to install





You turn them on in the armrest when it's dark and turn them off when you're done driving. Pretty simple

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Fadiawesome

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Sep 8, 2019
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Hey everyone,

I got this for christmas and want to wire it up.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0899XBHMG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

I do not want to use the taps that are located at the VC_Left. I am hoping to have it turn on with the ambient lighting and have the ability to control it through the screen. Has anyone been successful with this? Can I just tap the power from one of the footwell lights?


Thanks,

Sugi
I know it's not the answer you're looking for, but I have the same ones and I just leave them plugged in. I use the app and schedule them to turn on at a certain time and turn off at another time(like turn on 6pm turn off 11pm). it works for me.
 
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Gasaraki

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Oct 21, 2019
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Syracuse, NY
Never really paid attention to the footwell, being one of the “ambient” lights; Footwells come on when I enter or exit or when the dome lights are on..I more so notice the led strip under the armrest going on and off based on outside lighting (night or day or maybe long tunnel)

I would say tap into that one, but if the footwells do in fact turn on in the same manner then yea footwell would works as well..

Good luck..

I thought there's no lights on the armrest anymore...
 

Jeremy.j.hall

Member
Jun 27, 2020
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Uk
Hi, I have done just this - A little circuit board to control the led kit from footwell light feed. Works a treat!

Youtube Video 1

Maybe you could build yourself one of these? I have built them for people too, but don't mind at all if you have the skills to copy the circuit.

J
 

3square

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Jul 18, 2021
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San Francisco
I know it's not the answer you're looking for, but I have the same ones and I just leave them plugged in. I use the app and schedule them to turn on at a certain time and turn off at another time(like turn on 6pm turn off 11pm). it works for me.
is it normal that the light stay on when you exit and closed the doors? or will it turn off after a short while?
 

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