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Old 10th March 2017, 15:15   #16
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I have installed a fancy Hyundai logo ghost lights on the underside of my i20s front doors. Its a 1cm diameter projector kind of light that has good illumination. I had initially wanted to add them to the ORVMs, but since they are electrically foldable and adjustable, the FNG advised against any type of drilling and stuff. Of course, adding an LED strip would help but again, some drilling is required for wiring. The door lights are connected to the centre cabin lights (which I changed to LEDs) and are only activated when the doors are opened or if the car is unlocked.

The disadvantage of the door lamps is that they are pretty useless when you are getting into your car but are pretty useful when you are getting out. Puddle lamps are useful in both these scenarios.
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Instead of installing them under the ORVMs like in Skodas, why not install them under the doors like in most cars? That way all four doors will be able to illuminate their surroundings if opened in the dark and it would not take much in the way of constantly having to adjust the light, since in the case of ORVM mounted puddle lamps, the door itself tends to block some of the light and the lamp with need to be carefully adjusted.
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I have installed a fancy Hyundai logo ghost lights on the underside of my i20s front doors. .
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Could you please give me a heads-up on where to source these from, would love to install them on my Grand-i10 too. Thanks!
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Old 10th March 2017, 16:19   #19
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Could you please give me a heads-up on where to source these from, would love to install them on my Grand-i10 too. Thanks!
All my after-market installations are purchased from my trusted FNG in Hyderabad. I am sure you would find these online in ebay and amazon as well. Here is one example.

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XJ5M544/r...dai+logo+light

In these online forums, I think you can even choose your colour. (Mine are Blue since they compliment my white car nicely). Please remember that my FNG recommended drilling them into the underside of the car doors but there are some available with a self-adhesive as well, but don't know how durable they are. Its been 2.5 years now and they are still going strong.
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Attaching the snaps for reference.

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A very crude way to fix the wires, I have directly attached them to the bulb holder.

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Wire routed through the roof liner and A pillar.

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Wire routed through the roof liner and A pillar.

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Wire was taken inside the door and a drill hole made to bring it outside.

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Playing with camera.

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My favorite shot, this is how it looks when doors are shut.



It might not look great aesthetically but it's very practical. Will do something similar in a better way in my Brezza.

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A very crude way to fix the wires, I have directly attached them to the bulb holder.
I would suggest to get the exposed wire properly insulated with a heat shrink or insulation tape and use an in-line fuse for betterment.
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You could also try something like this:

If you can open up your ORVM and reinstall correctly, wire the door light from there to the underside of the ORVM hole you've made.
Install a normal thin (in thickness) led strip/light on the ORVM underside; and then get a wrap over it - same color as the vehicle or something sporty.
Make holes/cutout in the wrap on the underside so that only the light is exposed. And so the wrap acts as both a cover and binder for the LED and it's wire.
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Attaching the snaps for reference.

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A very crude way to fix the wires, I have directly attached them to the bulb holder.

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Wire routed through the roof liner and A pillar.

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Wire routed through the roof liner and A pillar.

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Wire was taken inside the door and a drill hole made to bring it outside.

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Playing with camera.

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My favorite shot, this is how it looks when doors are shut.



It might not look great aesthetically but it's very practical. Will do something similar in a better way in my Brezza.

Thank you so much for these images. You did a pretty neat job there ! Im gonna start working on this from next weekend.

At the moment, I am looking for LEDs that have the right size and the right colour (warm white). It is really hard to figure out the actual size online and it looks like the warm white LEDs don't exist at all. All through the stores online, the only ones I see are bright white !!

I am a little skeptic in ordering from Aliexpress/Alibaba.com. Can somebody guide me on this ? How should I go about looking for hardware ?
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Thank you so much for these images. You did a pretty neat job there ! Im gonna start working on this from next weekend.


I am a little skeptic in ordering from Aliexpress/Alibaba.com. Can somebody guide me on this ? How should I go about looking for hardware ?
All hardware is easy to procure and a DIY will not take much of time if the door panels can be opened up by you.

Try Amazon for those lights.
GCT WHITE 48 Chips COB LED Car Panel interior Roof Light / Dome Reading Lamp / Festoon https://www.amazon.in/dp/B019BGL6DI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7vTXybQZT3040
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Hi,

I too have a 2013 model swift and have been looking for something on similar lines. However, my initial plan was to get a LED strip installed in the footwells and under the ORVMs. The idea is to get some sort of illumination around the door while approaching the vehicle in dark.

Hopefully, I can find someone good enough to do the wiring so that the lights get activated along with the cabin light when unlocked.
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