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    Newest project, interior LED lights for less than $20

    So here is a teaser pic of my latest project on the Mirage. DIY interior LED light upgrades.




    I've got less than $20 invested in these so far, but I'm still working on getting them to work with the factory dome light. I'll probably make a How To thread once I get all the bugs worked out, if there is enough interest.


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    It would be awesome if the lights can be integrated AND switched on/off using dome light switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    It would be awesome if the lights can be integrated AND switched on/off using dome light switch.

    I used the dome light in the hatch to activate these lights, so they only turn on and off with the door or when you turn the ignition off. If you were to pull down the factory dome light and wire it in there then these lights would turn on and off with the doors, or the switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91cavgt View Post
    I'll probably make a How To thread once I get all the bugs worked out, if there is enough interest.
    Please do.

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    yes, please do!!! I am interested in doing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91cavgt View Post
    I used the dome light in the hatch to activate these lights, so they only turn on and off with the door or when you turn the ignition off. If you were to pull down the factory dome light and wire it in there then these lights would turn on and off with the doors, or the switch.
    You pulled a wire from the back all the way to the front or did u find the wire at the front that goes to the hatch on the back? where is it located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4v3r1ck View Post
    You pulled a wire from the back all the way to the front or did u find the wire at the front that goes to the hatch on the back? where is it located?

    I ran a wire from the back to the front off of the hatch dome light. A relay was utilized, and I had to figure out how the stock lights are triggered to get the wiring right.
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    oh well .... too much work for such a lazy ass like me. It's very good though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91cavgt View Post
    If you were to pull down the factory dome light and wire it in there then these lights would turn on and off with the doors, or the switch.
    That's actually what I prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4v3r1ck View Post
    oh well .... too much work for such a lazy ass like me. It's very good though!
    Sounds like we are on the same page brother.



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