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Changing color of footwell lights.

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by CallumFox5, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. CallumFox5

    CallumFox5 Active Member

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    Hi there, I have a 2015 Seat Leon FR and have the current footwell lights, they are currently white and i was wondering if it was able to change the lights to red to match the door panel lighting and the centre lights shining down on the gear stick area.

    Thanks,
    Callum.
     
  2. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    You can put red led bulbs in the footwell lights - they are 501 or w5w type bulbs.
     
  3. Ratocego

    Ratocego Active Member

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    Yes, you can as I just did in my 2014 FR. I got all the interior halogen bulbs replaced by LEDs and they are all white except the footwell and glove box, which I got in red.

    I got this pack:

    https://www.ledperf.co.uk/pack-interior-full-led-pure-white-for-seat-leon-3-5f-p-3664.html

    You can pick several colors, but I dont know if you can get just the footwell ones, If that´s what you after you can get them easily online, there´s another thread where people talked about this:

    https://forums.seatcupra.net/index....tive-led-bulb-replacement-parts-guide.395255/
     
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  4. davidstarkey11

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    LEGEND
     
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  5. cod_ed

    cod_ed Active Member

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    I tried a few red led bulbs and they were all a little disappointing. In the end I used a method which another member on here shared...... I used a red Sharpie to colour in the clear light housing and it works superbly! No new bulbs required and a great result

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  6. CallumFox5

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    Cheers for help guys, bought them from that website but feel they arent bright enough due to the cover on the lights bringing the strength of the light down, is there a way to buy clear covers?
     
  7. Ratocego

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    Did you get from ledperf ? Which colour red ? In my car i had to dimm down, as it was too bright. Did you play with the infotainment settings for the footwell lights?
     
  8. CallumFox5

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    I bought them from LedPerf and chose just the boot, glovebox and the footwell lights, and i just chose red from the list of colours.
     
  9. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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    I have these in my 2018 Cupra - very bright so I ended up covering half the lense with black tape.
     
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    How bright is very bright? Bright enough to distract you when driving?


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  12. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    Yes. Even half covered - I have now set them to go off with the interior lights.
     
  13. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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    That's frustrating, may have to cover them in red sharpie as well lol
     
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    davidstarkey11 Active Member

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    That's not a bad idea :think:
     
  15. GrayT

    GrayT I'm Old

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    Does using a red sharpie result in a true red glow or does it result in pinkish light? I quite like low level ambient light in the footwell - there's more distraction on the media system. I wish you could set that to go to clock standby screen by default rather than have to go through the menu each time.
     
  16. cod_ed

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    I'm quite fussy and like things to be just right.... Within reason. I'm totally happy with the Sharpie method after being unhappy with the many led bulbs I tried. Others may not be as happy with the result but I guess that's down to the individual :)
    The light given off from mine is certainly red and not atall pink, I did 2 coats because after just 1 it was pinky red.

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  17. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    Has anyone attempted to change the door strip lights? If it’s even possible...


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  18. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    My 2018 Cupra gives me about 20 options of colour.

    What are you wanting to achieve by changing them ?
     
  19. DEAN0

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    OK - RTFM time for me.

    You can dim the footwell lights separately to the door strip lights in the menu.

    It's not obvious at first but you can do it.
     
  20. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    I get options for red or white :(

    Blue would be a nice option to match the car.
     

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