Looking to put some white footwell led lighting wired so when doors
open footwell lighting goes on with overheads. I'm not a
electrician I have kit coming and as I understand it this can be
wired to a switched source (the 10a dome light/map light fuse??).
Couple questions 1. If i wire it to the existing 10a fuse for the
overheads will the addition blow the fuse? 2.How do you make the
connection with fuse and wire. 3. What other fuse in the car would
be considered a switched source if this is not the correct way to do
the wiring. Please feel free to thro' in on my questions and
understanding on this. Appreciate it..........Doc
I doubt it would blow the fuse as the led lights take very little juice.
The connection can be made with a connector that clamps onto the wire and
has a needle that pierces the insulation. No wire stripping or cutting
needed. You local auto part store should have them.
If you cannot find the right wire, check hmaservice.com for a wiring
diagram. It is free to use. You need Internet Explorer and you may have to
download the viewer from Adobe (also free) to see the diagrams.
Leds usually have a voltage drop of around 2 volts depending on colour but
they MUST have a current limiting resistor. At about 20mA current use a 330
ohm, 1/2 watt resistor in series with 3 leds . You can get them with a
resistor built into led, may be easier.
After much calling around, as I mentioned I'm not an electrician, this
is what I plan to do. I have a add-a-fuse ordered. Allows me to
plug it into the void (for the fuse) in the fuse box for the dome
light. This add-a-fuse has a space for a 10a fuse and a wire to which
I am going to directly run my positive wire to for the lights. So it
goes like this , I hope. Add-a-fuse goes into the 10 amp fuse box
where the orig. 10a fuse was. 10a fuse goes into add-a-fuse and the
positive wire for lights goes into the provided wire on the add-a-
fuse. Of course ground goes to ground. Sound like a
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