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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

Is anyone near the Milwaukee area that could help me out with this?

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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

I have been unable to view any photos as mentioned in the first post. Can anyone help with this? Many thanks
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Sorry guys, I made this post years ago when I had my 2012 and I no longer have my account with the same picture host so the pics are gone. I do still have the pics and will repost them later today as I still get a good amount of interest through PM asking about how to do it and if I still have pics.
I'll get them back up very soon.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

I would like to add some lights and wire them in to run off of the footwell lighting. This would allow my added lights to come on when the door is opened and fade out after the door is closed.

Does anyone know how much lighting I can safely add? I'm looking at about 55 Watts.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

Here are the original pictures that I had posted years ago when I did this mod. Moderators, if you want to add these to the first page as well please go ahead!!



























---------- Post added at 08:17 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:13 AM ----------

Also, since I didn't show a picture of it, you guys will want to lightly sand down the LED bulb. Do it until it has a frosted look to it, then with a dremel or sand paper you will want to make the tip of the LED flat. This way the light will be dispersed throughout the footwell instead of having a small beam aimed at the floor board. Don't worry, you will not damage the LED. This is a requirement for this mod to work correctly, otherwise you will have nothing more than a small lighted dot on your floormat ;-) Then I like to use a black permanent sharpy to dab on the LED to get the bulb to your desired brightness. If its perfect as is then leave it, but I personally wanted them relatively dim so that they were not over powering, and the same brightness as the stock door panel ambient lighting.

Also, please note, this mod does NOT apply to 2014+ models (not sure about Limited or Laredo models), but the Overland/Summit/SRT all have factory installed footwell lighting front and rear. This is a 2011-2013 only mod.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

Great photos. Very informative. Many thanks
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

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I would like to add some lights and wire them in to run off of the footwell lighting. This would allow my added lights to come on when the door is opened and fade out after the door is closed.

Does anyone know how much lighting I can safely add? I'm looking at about 55 Watts.


55 watts? What do you want to add, a headlight?
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55 watts? What do you want to add, a headlight?
LOL. Maybe put a couple HID kits in the foot wells
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

I like it bright in there!

But seriously, I was wanting to add a rope light to the underside of the Jeep and tie it in to the footwell lights so it would fade in and out with the unlocking/opening of the door. I just wasn't sure how many LEDs are safe to add. I'm sure one or two is fine, but an entire string might be too much for safety reasons.

Here is what I was looking at (turns out it is only 38 Watts).

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...Specifications

If this is too far off topic I'll start a new thread. Thanks guys.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

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As promised here are the pictures of my custom ambient footwell LED lights.

For those that did not read the posts about the OEM Mopar footwell lighting kit I will give you a heads up on what I did and why I did it.


I have had a few cars previously that came from the factory with footwell LED lighting and IMO it looks great. Its not annoyingly bright, but just enough to add a nice touch at night. I like how the Jeeps have the door handle and storage bin LED's, but they did not have the footwell lighting. Turns out Mopar makes a footwell LED kit, but its extremely expensive, and IMO not that great of a kit. For one, it looks aftermarket! The instructions tell you to zip tie the LED strip in place, there are cables everywhere, a module box, a switch that needs to be mounted, and lastly they do not dim with the OEM dimmer switch.

My goal was to essentially do the exact same thing that except more OEM looking, functions like OEM, and costs less than five bucks :-) This setup is not multi-colored like the Mopar kit as I did not want that. I only wanted LED to match the factory interior lights.


I purchased a few pre-wired 3mm aqua (cyan) colored LED's from superbrightleds.com which match the factory interior lighting perfectly. I wired them and tapped into the shifter gear indicator wires which were a simple black and red wire which provided 12v+ to the LED in the center console. This was a perfect place to tap into as it was very easy to get to, and was located only 2 feet from where my footwell LED's will bo located.
I mounted the LED's to the removable panels in the footwells and added push connectors incase I ever needed to remove those panels again so I can easily disconnect the LED's.

Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves, but if anyone wants a little more detail feel free to ask. All I had to actually buy for this project were a few 67 cent LED's since I had some wire laying around and other misc things. Total project cost was less than 5 bucks and a couple hours of time. At night the LED's are perfect! They match the lights exactly and add just the right amount of light to make the interior look incredible.

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I like it bright in there!
Blinding would be a better way to describe it.
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Never mind I see them
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