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How to Install Footwell LED's

Discussion in 'Mk5 Ibiza FAQ's (6J) 2008-2017' started by JoshRedCupra, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. JoshRedCupra

    JoshRedCupra Active Member

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    Installing LED footwell lights on Seat Ibiza Cupra

    These are the LED's I will be using:

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    I picked them up off of Amazon for quite cheap but I know they are a decent quality.

    I've already run the wiring in on the passenger side it looks like this:

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    Step 1 - Remove the fuse for the interior light.

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    Step 2 - Remove the interior light cover.

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    Step 3 - Unscrew the interior light (two screws).

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    It should fall down like this.

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    Step 4 - Take out the interior light bulb and loop the wire and wrap it around the interior light bulb holder.

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    Step 5 - Remove the sun-visor and pull the A-Frame cover off slightly.

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    Step 6 - Feed the wire through the hole behind the interior light.

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    Step 7 - Bring the wire along the roof lining down the A-Frame.

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    Step 8 - Using fine sandpaper, rub the surface of the LED's so the light scatters better as LED's can be quite direct.

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    Step 9 - Connect the LED's to the wire from the interior light and use bullet connector to hold them tightly in place.

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    Step 10 - Attach the LED lights in the footwell! These LED's came with adhesive on the back but I cable tied as well just incase the adhesive fails at a later point.

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    And there we have it! LED lit footwells! I will take a few photos tonight when you can really see them. But I am really happy with how it went. It took about 2 hours and is a really cheap mod!

    Any queries or questions leave a comment and I will respond ASAP!
     
  2. Hurren

    Hurren Active Member

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    This has tempted me to get some!!!!!! nice thread!
    Ps show us the image of it in the dark:D
     
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  3. JoshRedCupra

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    My car is in garage atm, got a 1.2 corsa hire car [:@][:@][:@]

    Once its out I have some red LED interior lights to fit, then I will get some good night shots for everyone! :D:D:D
     
  4. Hurren

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    Do these come with long wires on them or did you have to through crimp/solder them together?
     
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    They come with short wires then you have to lengthen them by whichever method you choose :)
     
  6. AdamO'C

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    How do you remove the a-frame covers? I'm having a bit of trouble
     
  7. JoshRedCupra

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    Sorry for late reply been out all day! :p It feels like youre hurting the car but you just have to pull them back! They have clils that will pop off!
     
  8. Mikey887

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    Hi, I'm looking to do the same on my Ibiza , do you know if the dome light is a switched ground or live , I want to use a piggyback fuse connector so the interior lights and footlights are independently fused


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  9. JoshRedCupra

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    Wow sorry for late reply only just saw this!

    I'm not entirely sure sorry, I just wired it so it fades with interior lights no idea of anything like that :p
     
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    I sorted it, there ground switched

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  11. Hurren

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    I finally ordered the lights, delivered today so will try install tomorrow! did you buy some 2 core cable aswell to run into your interior light?
     
  12. JoshRedCupra

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    I had a load in my garage anyway :)
     
  13. coopersleon

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    Hello

    Nice thread!

    Have you got any pictures of them in the dark yet?

    looks like a cheap and easy mod will definitely be going on the Ibiza when she arrives!
     
  14. xChokis

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    Hey great guide ,
    i had my eye on this mod for a while but im kinda thinking of approaching this another way , i'd like a strip for the driver and passenger's side powered by usb thought would you consider that a possibility? i have the usb port in the passenger side i just need 2 independent led strips that connect with usb i don't mind if they are RGB or not im going for red so as long as they are available in red im covered, if anybody has a clue about where i can source something like this or if someone done this i'd love a hint thrown my way right now!
     

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