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Old 25th December 2016, 20:16   #1
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What?
Foot Well lamp

Why?
1) Looks Good
2) Serves purpose (little toddler drops things in hands often)

When?
Completed installation today

Where?
At home

Who?
Your's truly

How?
D.I.Y

How much?
Couple of Hundred bucks
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Old 25th December 2016, 20:34   #2
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Parts required:

1) LED Light
Either a LED strip or the blocks should do, color choice is personal. I'm using block type (3 LEDs) white LEDs, 2 Nos for either side and couple of T10 LEDs for cabin lamp

2) Wire
I had wires left from my previous project (forgot about the spec / gauge) Approx 4m will be required

3) 2 way switch
This is optional. I'm using the 2 way switch to operate the foot well lamp in dual mode.
Mode 1: Operates with the cabin lamp (Door Switch / Cabin lamp switch)
Mode 2: Dedicated power (irrespective of doors open / cabin lamp switched on or off)

4) Snap fit connector
To have detachable / removable connection from the cabin lamp to the rest of the circuit. This again is optional. I used the one from one of my left out wiring harness.

5) Fuse & Holder
I ordered through Aliexpress and awaiting delivery. Will be installed after the snap fit connector once it is delivered.

6) Heat Shrink sleeves
Optional, you may use insulation tapes as well. But heat shrink tubes are safe bet with professional touch.

Tools Required:
- Wire Stripper
- Screw Driver (to remove the cabin lamp)
- Scissor (To cut the heat shrink tubes)
- Soldering Gun
- Heat Gun / Lighter (to heat the heat shrink tubes)

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Removing the Cabin Lamp:

Cabin lamp with OE bulb
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Switched-off condition
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Notch to insert screw driver
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Cover removed
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Space for 2 bulbs, but only 1 installed (other one doesn't have the connection / circuit either. This is going to be the next project)
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Use a little effort to remove the base unit
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Backside circuit
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And the socket
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Socket removed
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Pin configuration
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1 : -ve signal from door switch
2 : direct -ve
3 : direct +ve
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Output wiring preparation:

Soldered the snap fit socket to the cabin lamp circuit (No prize for figuring out the poor soldering, mechanical engineer is good at welding and poor at soldering)
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PS:
I should have used a Fuse Tap instead of taking the +ve from the cabin lamp itself. Ordered the same and delivery delayed.

Regular bulb and T10 LED
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LED fixed
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Wiring & Fixing:

Removed the door rubber beadings and few trims to route the wire
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Wire routing done
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Circled bolt is used to grab the body earth / -ve for Mode 2 circuit
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LED & Switch wiring prepared with heat shrinks
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LED block pasted below the glove box
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Mode selection switch placed here
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Fixed with double side tape
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Final Outcome:

With OE cabin lamp bulb
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With LED as cabin lamp
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Cost Involved:

LED blocks - 60 INR (30 each)
T10 LED - 50 INR (25 each)
Wire - 50 INR (approx)
Switch - 10 INR
Fuse & Holder - 20 INR (approx, yet to be delivered and installed)
Total - 190 INR
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Mod note: Thread moved to Do It Yourself section. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for the DIY thread. Quite helpful especially the list of required items and alternatives.

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Parts required:
1) LED Light
Either a LED strip or the blocks should do, color choice is personal. I'm using block type (3 LEDs) white LEDs, 2 Nos for either side and couple of T10 LEDs for cabin lamp
Did you purchase these online or some physical shop ? Power rating for the Footwell LEDs ?

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3) 2 way switch
This is optional. I'm using the 2 way switch to operate the foot well lamp in dual mode.
Mode 1: Operates with the cabin lamp (Door Switch / Cabin lamp switch)
Mode 2: Dedicated power (irrespective of doors open / cabin lamp switched on or off)
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5) Fuse & Holder
I ordered through Aliexpress and awaiting delivery. Will be installed after the snap fit connector once it is delivered.
Can you provide an online link for the switch, fuse and holder, if possible ?
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Thanks for the DIY thread. Quite helpful especially the list of required items and alternatives.
Thanks for the compliments.

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Did you purchase these online or some physical shop ? Power rating for the Footwell LEDs?
What ever is ordered online is yet to be delivered. All these items were purchased from stores. LED strip wattage was not mentioned, but going by the size, I assume it should be less than 0.5W / LED

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Can you provide an online link for the switch, fuse and holder, if possible ?
Switch was purchased from local store. Similar ones are available on Aliexpress as well
SPDT Switch
In-line fuse
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Default Re: DIY: LED Footwell Lights & Cabin Lamp for the Nissan Sunny

The setup looks extremely cool and at the cost its a steal.

Really good job and thanks for simplifying the steps for the rest of us who want to follow suit.

I have also ordered the items online - aliexpress and am motivated to try something like this.

Cheers
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LED cabin lamp illumination is not that good as the regular (OE) bulb. I should upgrade the T10 LEDs to higher wattage or make an alternative with brighter LEDs.
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LED cabin lamp illumination is not that good as the regular (OE) bulb. I should upgrade the T10 LEDs to higher wattage or make an alternative with brighter LEDs.
Hi, i have upgraded the cabin lamp using such a bulb.

2pcs/lot 48 SMD 5050 Panel Bright 48 led panel 12v T10 W5W festoon Dome LED Bulb Lamp interior lighting auto parking car light
http://s.aliexpress.com/uiIfYVZr
(from AliExpress Android)

Another link - Vheelocityin 70743 24 SMD White LED Lamp Car Dome Ceiling Roof Interior Reading Light https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00QFCA1LA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kgaAyb35GFF9Y

While this is a aliexpress link, similar ones are available on indian shopping sites too.

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Hi, i have upgraded the cabin lamp using such a bulb.
Thanks for the links, let me order a similar one
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Thanks for the links, let me order a similar one
Do let me know if that works well. Cheers and look forward to more upgrades
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