Footwell LED's - Pontiac Solstice Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 12
Footwell LED's

Hi, I've done quite a bit of searching and can't find answers anywhere. I'm not ignorant with wiring, as I've done multiple mods like this before, the biggest question I have is location. I'm trying to tactically place my LED strips in the foot well to maximize visibility however hide the LED strips at the same time. Everyone shows pictures of their LED's in action but doesn't show exactly where they placed them under the dash. Any help is appreciated.

I'm also trying to put a toggle switch somewhere in there, and I'm not exactly sure where the best place to put it would be without it looking like crap. I'm going for as OEM look as I can. Thanks in advance for your help.
ifourni is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 12:05 PM
Member
 
The_Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 3,609
I'll post a pic later tonight of where my swiches for my grill lights and under-car lights are later tonight....

____________________________________________

Solo Street Race exhaust
Fujita CAI
ASAP T2 stripes and badging
Windrestrictor V2 lighted in white
Windrestrictor lighted door sills lighted in white
DDM Works IC Piping
Undercar LEDs in white to match Windrestrictor

ZZPerformance dyno tuned - 286HP, 317ft/lbs of torque at 23psi of boost.
The_Ghost is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 12:39 PM
Moderator
 
rob the elder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Parker Colorado, USA, directly above the center of the earth
Posts: 15,818
here you go . . . .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wiring behind bumper.JPG
Views:	347
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	29298  

Rob the Elder

Punisher's Daddy
Green Dragon's chief mechanic
Carol's husband for 50 years

Secretary Rocky Mountain Solstice and Sky Club
Punisher's story
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f62/punisher-65168/
Punisher thread index
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post1765649
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post2067289

rob the elder is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Member
 
Sly Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Welland, ON, Canada
Posts: 3,197
You don't necessarily have to use strips. I found theses little modules work well and are east to conceal.

How To: install footwell lighting

I'm curious as to why you want yo install a switch? Most of us just have our footwell lights turn off and on with the other interior lighting.

WooHoo!!! Ordered a loaded Deep GXP on March 19th, 2008. Order number 0814D93708
Event code 3400 on April 12, 2008
Born April 30, 2008
Delivered to dealer May 23th, 2008
Delivered on May 27, 2008

Mods: lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and
Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with Solo hi-flow cat!
Sly Bob is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Member
 
TomatoSoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 6,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by ifourni View Post
Hi, I've done quite a bit of searching and can't find answers anywhere. I'm not ignorant with wiring, as I've done multiple mods like this before, the biggest question I have is location. I'm trying to tactically place my LED strips in the foot well to maximize visibility however hide the LED strips at the same time. Everyone shows pictures of their LED's in action but doesn't show exactly where they placed them under the dash. Any help is appreciated.

I'm also trying to put a toggle switch somewhere in there, and I'm not exactly sure where the best place to put it would be without it looking like crap. I'm going for as OEM look as I can. Thanks in advance for your help.
Just mount them at the rear of the horizontal plastic 'plates' under the dash.

Owner of "Campbelle", a Brazen 2008 GXP ... with mods piling up...
TomatoSoup is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Member
 
The_Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 3,609
Here's where I hide my "Ghosting" feature for my Windrestrictor:



Here's my switches for my undercar and grill lights. Note the 2 red switches. Just in behind the OBDII port:


____________________________________________

Solo Street Race exhaust
Fujita CAI
ASAP T2 stripes and badging
Windrestrictor V2 lighted in white
Windrestrictor lighted door sills lighted in white
DDM Works IC Piping
Undercar LEDs in white to match Windrestrictor

ZZPerformance dyno tuned - 286HP, 317ft/lbs of torque at 23psi of boost.
The_Ghost is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 09:49 PM
Member
 
Xero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 72
RGB Multicolor Diode Dynamics Footwell LED Kit - Footwell Kits - LED Strips - Lighting

very easy to install and has a bunch of different colors! i love it! also has a video on how to install.
Xero is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 09:49 PM
Member
 
LA_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 135
My toggle switch is located under the dash just to the left of the hood release. Out of site and easily accessed.
LA_Lou is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 10:34 PM
Member
 
Oohgeee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7
Had mine professionally installed. All my mod lighting is setup to operate via wireless remote control. Have footwell lighting, under hood/engine lighting and also have remote control operation on the WindRestrictor, too. Little to no visible impact on my interior to the naked eye as that was what I wanted. No holes, no drilling, no excuses. I like as wireless remote control is convenient and wiring is not visible. Very pleased with remote control operation setup provided by the shop. I can even turn on lighting via remote from inside the house, garage, even while standing or relaxing from quite a nice distance outside the car...in show mode if I like. Next up on list is trunk lighting within next week or so. Just got to get over to the shop.

Oohgeee is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Moderator
 
rob the elder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Parker Colorado, USA, directly above the center of the earth
Posts: 15,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oohgeee View Post
Had mine professionally installed. All my mod lighting is setup to operate via wireless remote control. Have footwell lighting, under hood/engine lighting and also have remote control operation on the WindRestrictor, too. Little to no visible impact on my interior to the naked eye as that was what I wanted. No holes, no drilling, no excuses. I like as wireless remote control is convenient and wiring is not visible. Very pleased with remote control operation setup provided by the shop. I can even turn on lighting via remote from inside the house, garage, even while standing or relaxing from quite a nice distance outside the car...in show mode if I like. Next up on list is trunk lighting within next week or so. Just got to get over to the shop.
Nice

I have migrated to spider LED lights for the turns and backup lights.

I have under hood LEDs (Home Depot super bright) connected via rocker switch to the battery.

I am in the process of hooking the fender lights to the front fog light circuit and separately to my "show" light circuit.

I have added separate circuits for my "show" lights. A deep draw battery sits in the trunk at shows and connects via fused plug to the show light circuit. The distribution panel is under the rear bumper cover. From the distirbution panel, I have four separate circuits. One for the backup / license plate flasher circuit, one for the the windrestrictor / tails / fog lights / exhaust center light (Punisher eyes), one for the cabin lighting effects (door sills and future foot well lights), and one for trunk LED and trunk lighting effects.

I also use the show DC supply to power the show iBoo based sound system.

There are lots of opportunities for adding features to our cars. Just embrace them and enjoy.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IBOO-Match_Car.gif
Views:	196
Size:	216.3 KB
ID:	29306   Click image for larger version

Name:	left backup.JPG
Views:	196
Size:	110.5 KB
ID:	29314  
Attached Images
File Type: bmp Door Sil picture 1.bmp (286.9 KB, 146 views)

Rob the Elder

Punisher's Daddy
Green Dragon's chief mechanic
Carol's husband for 50 years

Secretary Rocky Mountain Solstice and Sky Club
Punisher's story
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f62/punisher-65168/
Punisher thread index
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post1765649
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post2067289

rob the elder is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 04:54 AM
Member
 
GODROD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 413
Rob you say Home Depot super brights or some such. Are you buying a home type kit and skipping the transformer? Are they all about 12 volts?


Solo Dio
08 Solstice GXP Brazen / Inferno Orange

SoloDio
2008 Brazen Orange GXP
GODROD is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Member
 
Sly Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Welland, ON, Canada
Posts: 3,197
They are, that's what TomatoSoup did years ago with the ones he installed.

WooHoo!!! Ordered a loaded Deep GXP on March 19th, 2008. Order number 0814D93708
Event code 3400 on April 12, 2008
Born April 30, 2008
Delivered to dealer May 23th, 2008
Delivered on May 27, 2008

Mods: lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and
Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with Solo hi-flow cat!
Sly Bob is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Member
 
TomatoSoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 6,608
Mine were the Ikea "Dioder" lights

Pack of four. One in each footwell and two as puddle lights (under the doors). They are good as they come with flush-mounting brackets (silver rings in photo below) that you can attach first, then clip the lights in when done. And yes, powered direct from the car (threw away the transformer).

DIODER LED multi-use light - IKEA


Owner of "Campbelle", a Brazen 2008 GXP ... with mods piling up...
TomatoSoup is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: In SoCal where the smog meets the fog
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by ifourni View Post
I'm also trying to put a toggle switch somewhere in there, and I'm not exactly sure where the best place to put it would be without it looking like crap. I'm going for as OEM look as I can. Thanks in advance for your help.
I bought a remote control w/fob for my LED's and mounted the actual controller on the bulkhead between the cabin and trunk (inside trunk) with double sided tape and the fob I stow in the pouch in front of the seat. The unit is actually a dimmer so I can have as much light as I want at any time.
SkyPilot is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Founding Member
 
2KWK4U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 2,153
Here's how I did mine: Blue light special

'06 #101409 - Sold to move to Germany

'08 GXP #105359 - Bought and stored for 10 months before I moved back from Germany!

Stored AGAIN for two years instead of bringing it to Russia
2KWK4U is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac Solstice Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome