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Old 05-13-2011, 10:29 PM
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One major lacking feature in my Ram is floor lighting. I really want to add floor lighting triggered by the interior lights. I have seen a couple of pics of floor lighting done but where did everyone tie into the interior lights?
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I'll be watching this thread as I have also been wondering how to put in some cab floor lighting (Which circuit to tie into). The problem with the interior lights is that they auto dim and taping any load into that circuit could cause problems. May just use a seperate switch but perhaps someone has already done this. I have added a subscription to this thread.
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Here is something to think about. Searching the threads within this awesome forum I stumbled across the bed lighting accessory by Dodge. In the install instructions it states to tie into the dome lights. I've attached the install instructions. I'm thinking a couple of LED strips under the dash on either side will do the trick nicely.
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Yup I think tapping into that circuit using a string of LED lights should do the trick. I actually just put LED lighting under my bed rails however tapping into the cargo light circuit for those (with my own relay). As I mentioned above my only concern is the way the interior lights auto dim. Would like to hear if anyone has actually tapped into the circuit shown in the Mopar instructions.
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If you're using LEDs, and you don't go overboard on the number of them, then you shouldn't stress the circuit too badly. I would personally use some sort of relay and definitely a fuse of sorts.

I'm not certain, but I think they now make a relay that will cause the lights to simply shut off, rather than dim when it senses that the voltage has dropped below a specific level... this would further help prevent strain on the circuit.

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After an exhaustive search I finally found what I was looking for.

Flexible LED's and I found them in of all places Walmart!





Will be wiring these in on the weekend as per the bed LED diagram above. Will be interesting to see if they do what I want them to.
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Very interesting; can't wait to see them installed.
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Here's my thread on how I wired my LEDs into the vehicles dash lights. Hope this helps.

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Here's my thread on how I wired my LEDs into the vehicles dash lights. Hope this helps.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=81702
Do you know if that same unused harness would be on the models with a centre console?

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Here a sight I use to buy strip lighting for my robotics team. Pretty much looks like the same thing from walmart, only you can buy it in spools.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...FLS.htm#photos
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