Thanks guys. I kinda like the ones they sell that are modular, it would make it easy to get the light on the other side using the extension cord. They are also cheaper.
Yeah, dummy bulbs are like this: dummy bulb picture. They're bulb shaped inserts with two leads coming out of them so you don't have to hack into factory wiring to use its power.Dummy bulbs come like this?
You don't hack it up without the dummy bulbs. You can attached the wires to some alligator clip ends to clip on the the metal from the light housing or just solder right onto the metal in the housing. Solder is super easy to add and remove so you're not destroying or hacking into anything really.I wasn't gonna do this until I saw the dummy bulbs. I didn't wanna hack my shit up. I will prob. just put one LED strip in on the side where the light is already for some added light...good work everybody!
Looks awesome, catch. You use the same strips as I did?The difference is like night and day. Shot both pictures with the same exact exposure so there's no exposure bias. Took me about two hours doing prep, running back in the house for various things, fit, photographing, soldering, heatshrinking, stripping wire, mounting the LED strips, taking apart the hatch and putting it all back together. Totally awesome!
Yeah, I used the tri-chip led strips. No pics of how I mounted, I just used twist ties for now til I can go get some of the super small zip ties. I tried feeding some slightly larger zip ties in but it would've been almost impossible to feed it through the vent holes without taking it off. No luck bending the ziptie into a hook and have it hold long enough to feed through.Looks awesome, catch. You use the same strips as I did?
Any pics of how you mounted the strips?
Just like Stitch's instructions, I used the dummy festoon bulb, so the original factory harness is untouched. It looks like the one in the middle:Hey Catch did you use the wires from the right side where the small light is to run the leds on both sides?
I really love what you have done. Do you have the name of the Ebay seller you purchased these from? ThanksThis was one project that I just finished in the past week or so and figured that I would thrown in my 2 cents. I chose to use 12" LED strips (Pair for $15 shipped off of eBay) and mount them under the vents, hidden from view.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let me know.
Thanks Trixster, but if it wasn't for all the other ideas and contributors, I would have never thought to do it. Just trying to throw out another approach.I really love what you have done. Do you have the name of the Ebay seller you purchased these from? Thanks