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Adding footwell lighting

Discussion in 'Electrics, Lighting, ICE' started by Pauly, 11 Jan 2017.

  1. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    I am in the process of adding footwell lights to my van and seems like its pretty easy to do, im looking at making up some plugs/cables to make it plug and play with no wire cutting/joining just factory connectors for everything.
    Wondering if this would interest anyone else as before i fit it to my van and test it out properly i could measure the cabling to replicate the wiring ?
    Wont be cheap as using all genuine VW parts ie lights and connectors etc will be about £50 for a kit
     
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  2. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Yes please there on my list of wants along with lots of other jobs when i am happy the combi is a keeper, oh and auto fold mirrors !! ;)
     
  3. Rslad

    Rslad Member T6 Pro

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    Yes please. Would they be led?
     
  4. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Havent finalised it yet, the lights i have at the moment are basic units that take normal 501 lamps same as the existing step light, these lamps could be changed to LED or i have enquired about proper LED units instead from VW but they are more expensive and would take the price over £50, would you rather pay more for built in LEDs or get standard lights and change yourself ??
    Could do either way really doesnt affect wiring etc
    Have made a few inquiries about after market LED units to bring the price down a bit, as with anything VW the bits are quite expensive for what they are, just need to find some half decent units that fit in the factory hole
    also thanks to @lough90 for the idea, he inquired about these and planted the seed :thumbsup:
     
  5. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Me like LEDS worth a bit extra i think
     
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  6. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Will get the mine fitted later tonight when kids are in bed and finish the wiring lengths of cable etc so i can knock up a couple looms then will see what options i can find for different light units to go in
     
  7. mark

    mark Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

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    leds sound good.
     
  8. Rslad

    Rslad Member T6 Pro

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    Definitely LED sooooo much crisper looking
     
  9. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Be really interested to see what it looks like so I can decide if it's something I need.
     
  10. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Absolutely not needed but definitely required ;)
    Will post some pics when i get them in and working
     
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  11. transporter65

    transporter65 New Member VIP Member

    Great idea , would prefer a LED option.
     
  12. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I still find it a bit odd driving at night lit up like a Xmas tree, footwell lights usually come on when you open the door but these stay on.
     
  13. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Yours stay on all the time ?
    I have made these to go on and off with interior lighting sounds like your are connected to ambient lighting circuit, strange didnt think it would be like that
     
  14. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Yep stay on along with door ambient lights, can another Velle pilot confirm its the same i.e. mines not a Friday afternoon job!
     
  15. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Finished the wiring and fitted one side, 2nd pic is no flash all lights off
    This is the standard VW unit will see if i can get them swapped out for some better white LED units
    and yes i know it needs a clean

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  16. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Very nice @Pauly you should get a flash badge made up for the back "PSE" - Pauly Special Edition!
     
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  17. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I fitted blue self adhesive LED strips to the T5, looked well cool.
     
  18. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    Could be mistaken for t6 h4 headlamps facing into the footwell.

    How would the come on? Like the map lights?
    Led for me or 1990s black light.
     
  19. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    With interior lighting so fade up/down when doors open/close or lock/unlock
     
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  20. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member

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    Good shout Pauly....Im in :thumbsup:
     

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