Places to hard wire interior LED setups

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Places to hard wire interior LED setups

Postby bigdoug » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:42 pm

So, while my dash is semi-disassembled, I'm considering using the opportunity to wire in some interior LEDs for lighting. I'm wondering where a good place to hardwire them would be.

I have considered using the dash 12v cigarette lighter jack wires. However, that means there would have to be a key in the ignition in order for the LEDs to light up. If I wanted the LEDs to be able to light any time I wished, where would a good place to hook them up be? Obviously the LEDs would also be controlled by a switch that I'd most likely mount near the rear glass button and coin holder.

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Re: Places to hard wire interior LED setups

Postby MacGyver » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:11 pm

Use a fuse tap. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8b9CvUMcNQo

Just find a fuse that is always on.
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Re: Places to hard wire interior LED setups

Postby bigdoug » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:35 pm

That's actually a great idea.

According to the wiring diagram that I have for the two power sockets, the 15v fuse for the dashboard jack (labeled CIG) goes through the ignition, so would probably only be on when the key is in run or acc. The other socket has a fuse labeled P/POINT that is before the relay that turns that socket on and off. It seems to lead directly from the battery, and may be a good point for anything I want on or off even with no key on.


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