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Old 09-15-2012, 07:44 PM
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Added LED light strips inside AC vents!

Ok maybe I'm the only one who digs this, but I installed blue LED light strips in my 2008 F250 Ac vents in the center panel. The panel pulls right off after removing just two bolts and the AC vents pop out the back of the panel easily and come apart so you can get into them. run the wire through the honeycomb plastic in back of the vent and run it down through any obvious gap into the driver footwell. Tap into the purple wire in the driver side channel in the floor and ground the ground wire to a section of bare unpainted metal under the seat and the lights go on when you open the door. Awesome. I put white LED strips in the footwells which also come on with the door or the fob and pulled out the dome bulb cuz i hate it. Nice calm lighting and super cool! Here's a pic. Next week I'm going to add green underbody LEDs that glow on the ground also when the door unlocks or opens or when i take the key out of the ignition, all from the same purple wire under the plastic door sill cover (it just pulls up). These come on when the door opens, or when the fob is used, or when the key is removed from the ignition, they are not on while driving.
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I like the idea of the white floor/foot well LEDs. Definitely looks like a cool project.
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Looks pretty cool.

I'd run the lights off of a relay though, you don't know how many amps that purple wire can carry.
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any pics of the floor?
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Well these are LED strips so they use no power at all, no problem for the courtesy light circuit. Now I have added two green strips under the truck in protective clear plastic tubing as underbody lighting. Okay, I'm done, no more LEDs, lol. I do have aftermarket fog lamps on the way for the empty spots in the front bumper but they are a direct oem fit so should be easy (famous last words). I will try to get a photo of the footwell lights but it's hard to capture those. I hid them up under so they shine into the footwells without you actually seeing the lights themselves, looks terrific.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:13 PM
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im just curious how they footwells look lit up. Thanks
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It's hard to get a pic of the footwell lights but I will try
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Do those blue lights in the vents stay on when your dash lights are lit up? Do they ever bother your eyes during night driving?


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Ok maybe I'm the only one who digs this, but I installed blue LED light strips in my 2008 F250 Ac vents in the center panel. The panel pulls right off after removing just two bolts and the AC vents pop out the back of the panel easily and come apart so you can get into them. run the wire through the honeycomb plastic in back of the vent and run it down through any obvious gap into the driver footwell. Tap into the purple wire in the driver side channel in the floor and ground the ground wire to a section of bare unpainted metal under the seat and the lights go on when you open the door. Awesome. I put white LED strips in the footwells which also come on with the door or the fob and pulled out the dome bulb cuz i hate it. Nice calm lighting and super cool! Here's a pic. Next week I'm going to add green underbody LEDs that glow on the ground also when the door unlocks or opens or when i take the key out of the ignition, all from the same purple wire under the plastic door sill cover (it just pulls up). These come on when the door opens, or when the fob is used, or when the key is removed from the ignition, they are not on while driving.
that's a cool idea and looks great. Just wondered if you could be more specific on how to get the front panel off and which 2 bolts you were referring to? I need ot take mine off. thanks -JRB
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use a screwdriver and on the bottom of the cigarette lighter is a little notch to put the screwdriver in and just pop it out. There is a screw behind there. Then where the auxilary input is on the other side is a little notch to just pop off and there is a screw behind there. Then just use the screw driver to pop off the sides of the entire bezel and you'll have your dash off pretty easy.
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