Door Lighting Project

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Post by Ebeneezer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:46 pm

Hi, I've read your post on Door lighting a few times now and having fitted my new footwell lights this last week my next stop is puddle lights and leds for the outer door handles (they do look classy). I've looked on eBay for single 12v LEDs but have only found ones rated at 3.3v which I assume would pop if given 12v.
I don't suppose after all this time you might find a link to the seller. I have a Maplins locally in Lincoln for the connector pins etc.

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Post by Ducklakeview » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:09 pm

How have I missed this thread!

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Post by Ducklakeview » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:30 pm

These?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3mm-5mm-10mm- ... M5lclKqaug

Already have the required resistor as per the ones on first page.

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Post by Ebeneezer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:47 pm

Hi Mike, I've been looking at doing these for a looonnngg time. (t-tony) :wink:

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Post by Ebeneezer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 pm

Perfect mate.

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Post by Ducklakeview » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:53 pm

Also ordered these for the bottoms of the doors; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2-4-6-10-x- ... 2749.l2649

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Post by cj10jeeper » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:51 pm

Wowza - thread revival....nearly a decade since this project
Looks like you have a link to the LED’s above
From experience the main thing I was so pleased about was building in connectors. Can’t recall how many times door cards and handles were removed and all it needed was the connectors undoing :)

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Post by thanatu55 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:01 pm

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Post by chapeau » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:17 am

Now I know this is going to make me appear a complete novice (but I am with things like this) but how would it all connect up as I think I can only see single core wire to pin 8 in the door providing the feed. So if all of the lights were to be daisy chained where does the other end of the loom connect back to?
This is something I would really like to do at the same time as the sound proofing and door speaker retrofit to save having to remove door cards more than once.
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Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:08 am

Pick up the earth wires that goes back to one of the other pins. There will be one to control the window regulator.
Can't recall where it is but easy enough to track down near the door hinge
BTW wire the LED's in parallel not series..
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Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:18 am

cj10jeeper wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:08 am
Pick up the earth wires that goes back to one of the other pins. There will be one to control the window regulator.
If you read the initial post it references it in the text that there is no need for a second lead
Can't recall where it is but easy enough to track down the brown wires near the door hinge

BTW wire the LED's in parallel not series..
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Post by Ebeneezer » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:22 pm

I'm planning on doing these mods. next Feb. when the other half will be at our place in Florida and I will have P&Q in the garage at home near Lincoln. I will most likely have to ask you some questions when I get started, first one being where did you place the hole for the led in the outer door handle. I didn't spot a picture of the location, sorry if it's there and I simply missed it. Thanks again.

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Post by cj10jeeper » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:26 am

Nice little project to do
I just picked a spot that was central and when the door handle was raised I could easily drill the hole.
Marked with a dot punch.
That ensured when door handle released the led was not visible but illuminated the recess fully
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