Footwell ambient lighting

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Re: Footwell ambient lighting

Post by eveles » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:14 pm

duncho wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Yes correct, RGB strip is always on, but it is OK, because you need anyhow dim its intensity, otherwise it will be disturbing while you are driving. WW LED strip has full power of power supply and therefore it is very bright and completely overkills dimmed RGB strip light ;)

Don't worry, just connect it to M54 or inner room light and you are good to go :) I think I posted details in my youtube video description.
lapalmeraie wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:34 pm
As I understood you didn’t managed to find the M54 connector. As you cas see in my Youtube video it is quite high up. Even with the glove box removed as you suggested. I wouldn’t botter. The R14, the connector of the three map lights in the front is way much easier to access.

As you understood you will need two seperate LED strips for your project. Both connected to + (violet) and the ground each to only one of the other cables. The one that remains lightened to black ground and the one that only lightens when the courtesy lights are on to the red ground.
thanks Duncho and lapalmeraie
ok i get it now duncho, in your video the white strip overkills so much the dimmed rgb strip that i thought you had installed some kind of switch between them.
I should place inline a 2-5A only to the V+ cable (violet) is that right?

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Re: Footwell ambient lighting

Post by duncho » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:25 pm

You can install 2A fuse there, I didn't as the inner room light circuit is anyhow secured by fuse.
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Re: Footwell ambient lighting

Post by eveles » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:13 am

Trying to gather all the parts needed i run into an issue... i can not find 4-pin Led cable for the rgb, thicker than 0,5mm².
Do i need to?
I have read in a previous asked queation that i would be good to use 1,5mm² cable. But as i see they only come in 2-pin red and black...

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Re: Footwell ambient lighting

Post by lapalmeraie » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:44 am

Why you would need a 4 pin cable? Those are only needed to connect the LEDs to each other but from the LED to the connector you only need a + & -
I used 1,5 speakercable as I had this lying around anyway.

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