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Re: foot well lighting

Post by colb » Sun 06 Oct, 2013 20:52

Got back from holiday to find my set amongst the post. Fitted late this afternoon took about 45 mins, I used the splice method of connecting behind the A pillar, the red scotch lock connectors were too big to fit behind the trim. Wired like this they come on when a door is opened together with the normal interior light. They also illuminate when I press the button on my key. Nice to see where I am putting my feet now with this mod :lol:

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by dw1985 » Mon 07 Oct, 2013 13:55

received mine, just need to find the time to fit them now.. :?
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by Alan W » Mon 07 Oct, 2013 15:42

I've got mine too but now having second thoughts about fitting them as I have just purchased these which I am thinking about fitting under dash as I think they will look more like an original factory fit item:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3602-BMW-X5-E ... 784wt_1328

Its just purely down to personal preference because I want to keep the car as original looking as possible.

Okay you may say that they will be out of sight so whats the difference?

But thats just the way I am I suppose

However, I may fit the strip LED's into the glovebox instead as I can see how they would be ideal for inside there where space really is at a premium.
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Fri 11 Oct, 2013 07:11

ok I had a message yesterday from another member whom I had completely forgotten about, is there anyone else who hasn't received theres? :oops:

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by colb » Sun 20 Oct, 2013 15:32

Had problems with the sticky holding the strips on to the plastic trim in the footwells, passenger side keeps detaching itself, solved this today by drilling small holes in the trim and using nylon tie wraps to hold the length of leds onto the plastic trim. Drivers side is holding with the sticky but has dropped off once so may do the same that side with the nylon tie wraps.
Just make sure the ratchet head of the ties are on the outside of the trim panel otherwise the trim will not butt up against the other trim when you refit it.

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by David » Tue 22 Oct, 2013 08:22

colb wrote:Had problems with the sticky holding the strips on to the plastic trim...

...solved this today by drilling small holes in the trim and using nylon tie wraps to hold the length of leds onto the plastic trim.

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 22 Oct, 2013 16:19

The wife makes her own greeting cards so she had some very sticky double sided tape seems to have worked a treat.
Had no bother since the installation.
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by Alan W » Thu 24 Oct, 2013 19:31

Having used the amber LED lights I got from eBay in the footwells as per my post, today I installed the littlefella LED lights into the boot, one strip either side and I have to say I'm really impressed. Nice one Jason, great bit of kit
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Mon 09 Dec, 2013 20:12

next project. did consider the angel eyes but seems like a right pain. so these are going to be simpler :)
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 17:20

im making another postal run tomorrow (wed) for footwell lights, is there anyone else to save me multiple trips :)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by michiganstar » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 17:46

Me please :)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by dw1985 » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 12:41

as you seems to be the LED master, how about these?
(just ideas for you if you like)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 14 Feb, 2014 12:43

Do they come with free baseball cap and gangster rap CD?
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 12:10

already done. though there not fitted at the moment
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was going to use them as side repeaters, but cant decide on what to use to cover the holes where the repeaters are now, maybe a z badge of some sort
there is also some question as to the legality of this, however I can rule this out as I checked with the vosa website 8-)
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by nellee » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 22:20

Are these sets still available to purchase ?
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 22:39

yes I still have some left :) pm me your address 8-)

oh hang on, are we talking footwell or grill?

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by nellee » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 08:43

Footwell please if you have some

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Post by littlefeller » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 17:52

I have an almost inexhaustible supply of these lights, thanks to M and S supplies letting me order as many as I need 8-) :lol:

just pm me the address to post to and we can take it from there, if there is anyone else just pm me :)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 21 Jun, 2014 16:46

still getting the odd message for these, yes I do still have loads :)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by johnz3 » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 16:41

I am looking to fit to the interior light. I can see how to get the wire up the A pillar and along the top of the screen but not a way of getting the wire to the interior light if it is to be hidden. Have others that have connected to the interior light managed to hide the wire. Thanks

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by sirius-c » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:00

johnz3 wrote:I am looking to fit to the interior light. I can see how to get the wire up the A pillar and along the top of the screen but not a way of getting the wire to the interior light if it is to be hidden. Have others that have connected to the interior light managed to hide the wire. Thanks
I pulled out the light unit and drilled a small hole into the the base of it to feed the two wires through (+ & -) from the LED's....
They were a beach to solder to the metal contact plates though, They kept popping off.
I'm no soldering expert and so it took a few attempts and gently pulling on the wires to make sure they were well connected
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by johnz3 » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:12

Thanks and understand that now you have explained. What I am not clear on is how to 'hide' the wires as they bridge the gap from the screen to the interior light.

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:32

I didn't go all the way to the light on the second fitment of these lights, I connected them to the light feed wires in the A post, originaly I did go into the light through a hole that is already in the fitting, its more of a slot than a hole but they do go through (its in the back of the light fitting).

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:33

I fed the wires under the rubber surround (where roof meets screen) :)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:39

take a look at page 2 of this thread, there is a how too for going to the interior light there 8-)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by roadvoyager1 » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 18:58

Did you develop the headlamp edge kit you were working on? If so could you post some details please. Thanks

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 05 Jul, 2014 19:08

yes I did, will have a hunt around on my laptop for some pics and details, cant remember where I put them

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by johnz3 » Sat 12 Jul, 2014 20:05

Just finished installing mine in the footwell. Superb, really looks the business. When I sort out how to post photo from the phone I will load some pics.

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 12 Jul, 2014 21:55

that's great 8-) another one joins the fold :lol:

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by Althulas » Sat 12 Jul, 2014 23:41

I got around to doing mine as well yesterday but the things wouldn't stick even after using alcohol to clean the areas so I used some servo tape instead hopefully they'll still be stuck when I check on my break tonight. In my haste installing does the A piller cover have the rubber over it or tucked in?
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Post by littlefeller » Sun 13 Jul, 2014 13:33

im sure mine was tucked in, a couple of others have had this sticking issue, mine is still stuck with the original backing and has never come off. I wonder if some kind of silicone based cleaners have been used on the inside trim on some cars, if you have an internal valet then silicon based sprays are used. double sided sellotape works well but it needs to be sellotape branded not a cheaper copy.

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Tue 15 Jul, 2014 19:10

now on ebay :)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by Southernboy » Wed 16 Jul, 2014 18:37

........ Perhaps this is a better pic of what you want to achieve ??....... :D
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Post by Woofwoof » Wed 16 Jul, 2014 21:22

littlefeller wrote:now on ebay :)
Is this for the footwell light kit? Can you post the link please?

Thanks!

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Wed 16 Jul, 2014 23:01

here is the link, but I can do it cheaper through here :wink: no ebay fees 8-)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221495604884? ... 1586.l2649

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 08:23

Southernboy wrote:........ Perhaps this is a better pic of what you want to achieve ??....... :D
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yes but in orange. this is on the back burner for now, its going to replace my side repeaters, though there is some debate as to the legality of this

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 10:35

littlefeller wrote:
Southernboy wrote:........ Perhaps this is a better pic of what you want to achieve ??....... :D
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yes but in orange. this is on the back burner for now, its going to replace my side repeaters, though there is some debate as to the legality of this
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 11:30

yes I believe your correct, mine were orange so I could get rid of the original side repeaters (indicators) I did look into the legality of this and as far as I can see it shouldn't be a problem, just not sure how plod would view this :?

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by t-tony » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 00:09

Surely your first objective would be ... will it pass the M.O.T. ?
Most things, having passed the mot test, will be accepted by the police.
I will check what the tester's guide says about side repeaters tomorrow and come back to this tomorrow evening.

Blue lights are a big no no.
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by Southernboy » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 07:44

......... yes I can understand blue lights being a no no....has anyone come up with ultraviolet led's.... :D
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 10:02

first shipment to USA £3.80 not bad for airmail 8-)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 17:43

simplified fitting instructions can be found/downloaded here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1539497129605370/

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by dw1985 » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 23:13

Finally got around to fitting the footwell lights... Amazing! Instantly make the car just that little bit better. Fitted this evening and only took about 20 mins, I used the red scotch lock connectors tucked into the a pillar behind the trim no problem. Nice touch when you click the RCL fob to open the car and the footwells light up too. Just need to do the boot light now.
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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 17:18

dw1985 wrote:Finally got around to fitting the footwell lights... Amazing! Instantly make the car just that little bit better. Fitted this evening and only took about 20 mins, I used the red scotch lock connectors tucked into the a pillar behind the trim no problem. Nice touch when you click the RCL fob to open the car and the footwells light up too. Just need to do the boot light now.
8-) get some pics up 8-)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by gIzzE » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 23:55

I think I would prefer to go with less leds in a very warm white and splice into the instrument lights behind the heating controls, then you have a nice ambient lighting all the time?

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 21:06

this would be very easy, these strips have 2 positive feeds and 2 ground, I remove one of each while building them. all that is needed is to leave all 4 wires and a simple resister to lower the current to dim the lights, then you could have one feed from the dome light and the second from the instrument feed, simples 8-) :)


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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 16:08

thanks gizzi, been thinking about this today, think I will use the remote control dimmer and wire the footwell secondary feed for the led strips from the ashtray light 8-)

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sat 02 Aug, 2014 12:12

checked on the ashtray light, It does actually dim with the dimmer switch, will give this a try :) note to myself - should have checked this before ordering a remote dimmer from ebay

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Re: foot well lighting

Post by littlefeller » Sun 03 Aug, 2014 10:57

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will take a video later when it gets dark 8-)

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