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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-04-2015, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone replace the interior accent lights (specifically the floor boards) with brighter ones? Maybe LEDs? I can barely see mine even when they are all the way up.

Since I'm on the topic, how about the fog lights to match the rest of the headlights? Mine look a little yellowish.
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Anyone replace the interior accent lights (specifically the floor boards) with brighter ones? Maybe LEDs? I can barely see mine even when they are all the way up.

Since I'm on the topic, how about the fog lights to match the rest of the headlights? Mine look a little yellowish.
I believe you want a little yellow tint to the fog lights for improved visibility. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

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Anyone replace the interior accent lights (specifically the floor boards) with brighter ones? Maybe LEDs? I can barely see mine even when they are all the way up.

The floor board lights actually are LED's stock. But, they are soldered into a circuit board. I believe someone has switched them out but it requires a bit more labor than just switching bulbs.

This thread has a lot of info on switching out all the other interior bulbs though:
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LED fog lights will look bright when looking at them but won't work as fog lights. Although, fog lights in factory form are typically useless anyway. LED's will look cool from the outside but won't work any better than stock. I think the color temp of LED is around 6500K. The fogs are ~3200K which would be optimal for visibility and reduced reflection.

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Interesting article I came across.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...fog_lamps.html

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I have led's installed in my fogs. Prefer it over the lamps. My LED's are brighter and I have them aimed lower to the road to improve my visibility since the stock headlights are awful. No problems.

As far as the ambient lighting, it can be done as long as you're willing to do the work. I don't have ambient lighting but I did it myself using a PWM driver and some LED's near the floor and in the above center console. I can turn them up bright or down low.
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It's been 2 years and I never decided to change the floor lights, but now I'm in the mood. Not much on soldering, but has anyone had experience with LED strip lighting? And how did you power them?
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LED fog lights will look bright when looking at them but won't work as fog lights. Although, fog lights in factory form are typically useless anyway. LED's will look cool from the outside but won't work any better than stock. I think the color temp of LED is around 6500K. The fogs are ~3200K which would be optimal for visibility and reduced reflection.
LEDs come in all different color temps, they're not all the same color temp just because they're LED. Here's some 3000K.... https://store.ijdmtoy.com/H11-9005-9...0w-cob-fog.htm
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It's been 2 years and I never decided to change the floor lights, but now I'm in the mood. Not much on soldering, but has anyone had experience with LED strip lighting? And how did you power them?
If you take down the panel under the glove box (passenger footwell) the red wire is shared by the ambient and convenience lights (Leds) from the factory, they did a splice covered with just tape. So what I did was tap that wire then splice into the yellow wire on the ambient light and use the power to run led strip lights in both front foot wells (driver & passenger) and also run the wire along under the console to the underside of the front seats for ambient lighting in the back seat. By doing it this way I can control brightness or completely turn off ambient lighting using the dimmer already in the dash.
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