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Old 05-24-2012, 09:15 PM
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Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

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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Nice man! Hmmmm, I've got quite a few leds lying around.......

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Sweet. Now all you need are these!

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Nice work. I applaud your attention to detail !!
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

looks great and very clean! I did this with my previous ride (Acura TL) and considered doing it with the jeep. Is there an easier place to tap "light" power to keep from tearing apart the console?
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looks great and very clean! I did this with my previous ride (Acura TL) and considered doing it with the jeep. Is there an easier place to tap "light" power to keep from tearing apart the console?
I know I already answered your question via PM, but if anyone else was wondering it is sooooo easy to get to this 12v source that I used. That center console piece literally just pops right up. Takes no time at all, nothing is at risk breaking, and its easily accessible all while sitting in your seat (compared to being upside down in a footwell or whatever). Just open your center console lid and pull up at the most rearward section and it comes right up.


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Yeah I have been contemplating the SRT8 pedals so I may very well be purchasing those.
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