I need help with an easy way to install my LED lights under my car. Putting them under the car is the easy part. What do I do with the wiring? What fuse do I use? I was thinking the fog lights fuse since I can turn those off and on....please let me know. Thanks
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You are in LUCK! I happen to have 7 Color LED's AND Purple Neon Under my 95' Silverado! The best way to do this is to run all of the Cables to the Engine Compartent, Connect them as Stated in the Insructions and Mount a Toggle Switch on the Dash Somewhere for the Power Shutoff and On. If the Cops are like they are Here where you live, You really need to Toggle Switch these even with a Controller! Once you run the Cables to the Firewall and Tape or Zip tie them Together, Make a Slot in the Rubber Bushing that is around the Sterring Shaft going through the Firewall and Mount your Controller where it is Easily Accessible. Then Run a Good Long Hot line from the + Cable on the Unit to a Place on the Dash where you will mount the Toggle Switch. Follow the Instructions for Connection from the Toggle Switch Package and you are Good To go! You can Find me here Most any Time! Just keep this Response or Find me on the Fixya! Startup Page and I will help ya if you need more Instructions! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
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LED,s use different power consumption a normal globe. The brake lights on your car may use the same power supply as the airbag system. Try putting the original standard globe back in. If the airbag light goes out, then that will be the problem. you will not therefore be able to use the LED in that brake light.
It depends on when you want the led's to turn on and off, if you plan to install a separate switch to control them this project will be easier for you. You are going to need a test light to help you find a switched positive wire. Test the largest wires under the dash on the drivers side with the ignition in the run position.
What you will need to do is to get under the front bumper cover of the car. I found it easy to do 1 side at a time so I jacked up one side of the car and that gave me easy access to the slash guard attached to the underside of the bumper cover and underneath of the car. You will need a small flat head screwdriver to pry the inner part of the push plug up (These are what hold that splash guard on) you will need to remove enough of those on 1 side so you can pull the splash guard down far enough to see the back side of the fog light assembly. Reach your hand up there and disconnect the wire from the bulb, turn the bulb a 1/4 turn and remove it. Take your new bulb (I used a LED bulb as I should never have to replace it again), but if you replace it with a halogen be careful to not touch the bulb, I found it easy to put disposable gloves on. Put the bulb in turn 1/4 turn til it locks then plug it in. Replace the push pins that you removed and repeat on the other side. Its not overly difficult just a bit time consuming, but take your time and take care to not damage those push pins. When putting the splash guard back up make sure you are lined up with the holes so that the push plug locks onto the body part of the car, otherwise the cover will not stay up. Hope this helps
there is a black push in clip under the hood that is attached to the corner of the light that you need to take out and then the light will come straight out towards the front of the truck be careful cause the tabs on the light that hold it in get stuck and are easy to break. i have had good luck by putting a plastic pry tool at the fender side of light in the middle and prying the light towards the front of the truck and also taking my hand and slapping the side of the light towards the front of the truck.......good luck and i hope this info will help you let me know..........if i can help in any other way let me know...........
Your local auto parts store should have a wiring harness that will clip in to your existing harness. Modern vehicles mostly have a harness coupler under the back of the vehicle you can unplug and plug in the trailer harness without having to cut anything, making the installation very quick and painless. The harness plug may have a plastic lock which you will need to release to separate the two sides of the harness. I recommend putting dielectric grease in both sides of the trailer harness to prevent corrosion from knocking out your trailer lights. The trailer harness kit will have instructions and a diagram to guide you. Hope this helps and please rate my solution!!
I had the same problem with my 2004 TL, and it was the brake light switch. It is very easy to replace. (10 min) I ordered one from Rockauto.com for only $6.95. To replace: Remove the black cover under the steering wheel, down by the fuses (held in place by rubber pins and clips - no screws) Locate the switch on the arm of the brake pedal. Unplug the switch, twist the old switch out and install the new one - it's simple!