Ambient light and footwell

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DaveBerlin
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Re: Ambient light and footwell

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:17 am

Johnels79, I think that you may we’ll find that driving with additional internal lights is a distraction. We have the Extra Ambience Lighting + Internal LED’s in the Roof Lights which are great when stationary but too bright for driving IMHO.
Surprisingly there does not appear to be a Highway Code Law on Internal Lighting during Driving. Here are a couple of attachments for you - Hope this is of help to you Dave 😉 🙏

Lighting requirements (113 to 116) - THE HIGHWAY CODE : https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/lightin ... ments.html

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This is a view with the Ambience / LED Map (naturally not normally ON) / Roof Lights ON just as an example :

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11.19/1.3L/160PS/Tekna+/DCT/PrOPILOT/KAD Gun Metallic/Trunk Lower Finisher/Rear Glass Finisher/Ambient Lighting-LED’s Innen/Entry Guards Illuminated/Sport Pedals/Front Styling Plate/LED No.Plate/Chrome Door Handles/Rear Valance/Giacuzzo Alloys + Falken

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Re: Ambient light and footwell

Post by Alan W » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:45 pm

Hi White_wolf. From your pictures and wording, you bypassed using the controller for the puddle lights, but did you put both separate puddle light cables into the two positap fittings or are there separate cables with the two cables linking to those ? I can see it's been few months since your post, hopefully you remember.
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Re: Ambient light and footwell

Post by Alan W » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:03 pm

Update on my comment above.

Fitting the puddle lights after fitting the footwell lights is a doddle, as far as the electrics go. Just use the positap tap connectors on each individual footwell light cable on the relevant side. Red to red and black to white.
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Re: Ambient light and footwell

Post by White_wolf » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:11 pm

Alan W wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Hi White_wolf. From your pictures and wording, you bypassed using the controller for the puddle lights, but did you put both separate puddle light cables into the two positap fittings or are there separate cables with the two cables linking to those ? I can see it's been few months since your post, hopefully you remember.
Hi Alan,

The puddle lights come with a length of wiring and I used these wires and positaps into the + & - to the footwell led itself. I did this on both sides of the car.

The puddle lights wire I ran inside the bottom of the wing, then the wire up and into the car via a small hole in the door jamb.

Then inside footwell cover off and away you go.


Hope that helps, apologies it's been a while - I never got an email notification about any replies.


Mick.

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Re: Ambient light and footwell

Post by Alan W » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:11 am

White_wolf wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Alan W wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Hi White_wolf. From your pictures and wording, you bypassed using the controller for the puddle lights, but did you put both separate puddle light cables into the two positap fittings or are there separate cables with the two cables linking to those ? I can see it's been few months since your post, hopefully you remember.
Hi Alan,

The puddle lights come with a length of wiring and I used these wires and positaps into the + & - to the footwell led itself. I did this on both sides of the car.

The puddle lights wire I ran inside the bottom of the wing, then the wire up and into the car via a small hole in the door jamb.

Then inside footwell cover off and away you go.


Hope that helps, apologies it's been a while - I never got an email notification about any replies.


Mick.
Thanks Mick. All sorted now and looking sweet. Once I got the footwell lights in, it became a simpler choice to use the left and right side led light cables rather than add yet more wires and positap into the main wiring, so I'm thankful for your posts previously.

Thanks, Alan
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