Electrical & Lights Footwell lights FR-V

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by RobsyUK, Sunday 11th Sep, 2016.

  1. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Following another members instructions about fitting foot well LEDs I'm hitting a brick wall st the first hurdle.

    I took the interior light out to confirm the coloured wired mentioned (white and blue)


    I continued routing the LEDs and finding the white wire in the brown connector but my white wire has power going to it constantly.

    In fact every wire I've tested either has a constant or no reading with the keys out.

    My interior light has a few minute delay after shutting the doors - would this cause a reading at the plug as I want to keep checking and only cut a wire once.

    I'm considering taking the cigarette lighter out and using the light wires from that.
    But how do I take the cig out?
     
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  2. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I installed footwell and puddle lights following @Auto Ali 's guide but I didn't bother testing the wires I just went ahead and vampire clipped the wire colours he said.
    All works perfectly.
    It's only last night while trying to find a permanent live for the impending auto mirror fold mod that I find the same as you concerning the wires I've already tapped.
    So far I've shrugged and put it down to some new world order computer foolery and thought no more about it.
    Maybe they're always at 12v but very low current. IDK.
    It works so I'm happy
     
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  3. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    So you're saying you literally clamped to the blue and white in the brown connector and all is good?

    How about this for a curve ball.
    I've disconnected all 4 connectors under the dash and the interior lights still come on and go off after 30 seconds.

    I'm so reluctant just to cut away.

    I think I'd rather splice into the cigarette lighter

    And yeah I need to do the mirrors also. :banginghead
     
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  4. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yep. Blue and white. I would suggest trying it and seeing what happens. In theory the worst outcome would be a blown fuse
     
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  5. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    What about the folded mirrors? You using a live from this block too?
    I'm preparing myself weather I need to add additional length of wire soo the blocks are not all crammed together
     
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  6. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I think I'll take from a thicker red wire a bit higher up especially as I don't understand what's going on with this brown connector at all.
     
  7. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    You could always do a quick test by jamming the led wires into the connector into the blue and white wire pins
     
  8. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    @Ben28 yup I did that for ages. The only way I was able to get a zero reading was by disconnecting the connector. Yet the interior lights say on!

    The good news is that after 2hrs trouble shooting I took the jump and spliced into the white and blue wire.

    I don't understand how but it's working!

    Only thing now is placing the LEDs - looks like I have to stick them to the carpet for an even distribution of brightness
     
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  9. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Glad it's sorted. I've decided to stop trying to figure it out or I'll drive myself nuts. So many what ifs.
     
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  10. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    image. Hm sexy. Wondering if I want them constant now :rolleyes
     
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  11. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Nice! I've put red on the bottom of the door cards too... Not that I'm trying to give you ideas or anything :Wink:
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    Only problem is it makes you ocd about having spotless floors
     
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    I mean a spotless floor... Lol
     
  13. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Did you run those off the same wire? I added an additional block to add more wires at a later date - rather then tryin to mess around with the cars loom
     
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  14. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yeah. Same as you I added one piece of wire to the loom then spliced off that using piggyback spade connectors etc.
     
  15. Auto Ali Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry for the late reply ,the wires (blue and white) have also back up fuse
    Happened to me fuse 1 under the bonnet backup 10amp also affected central locking replace with new fuse all good..
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    Even if you take out the interior light fuse from under the bonnet out the foot well lights are still on???? I don't know how but it work's .until you take out the back up fuse 10a they power out.
    This 30 sec delay had me baffled too glad you got it working @RobsyUK
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    I'm ordering the blue....
     
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  16. Auto Ali Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Fuse 23 = Backup 10amp
    Fuse 24 interior light 15amp
    Regards Ali IMG_20160912_153138. IMG_20160912_153040.
     
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  17. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Although they still look amazing they have all fallen down in this heat.
    The sticky side has come off. Never fear I have some seriously expensive double sided. It's a pig to cut but once it's on it'll never come off.
     
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    What's this seriously expensive double sided tape you have @RobsyUK might need to order some aswell...:Niceone:
     
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  19. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I'll get the name of it tomorrow but just cutting it it sticks to the sissors. It's a right nightmare but it's held my Xbox Kinects on the tv for 5yrs
     
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    Here it is.
     
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