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    Default Kerb Lighting : 12v feed but from where

    Thinking about doing some kerb lighting on all four door cards.

    I plan to have 1 x36 led board cut into the base of all four door cards with a cover over them to make them water proof, but im a little stuck on where the best place is to take the 12v feed from.

    Any ideads would be great.

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    Interior light?

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    I thought that but not sure about the run of wires. I have not tried to push a wire via the leccy hose going to the door. Is that doable?

    Edit: I do have junction blocks via the front footwells that I could feed off. Its more of a questions of feeding wires through I spose.

    I should have been a bit more specific
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    Weird, i was just talking about this on another thread. Seems you have to take it from the courtesy light bulb circuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWilko View Post
    Weird, i was just talking about this on another thread. Seems you have to take it from the courtesy light bulb circuit
    Hi there

    I have all that in place with my footwell lighting so its more of where to run it that keeps the wires hidden.

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    Just thought... In your case take it from the rear light, I'd come down the B pillars either side, then straight into rear doors. Then carry on along the sill for the fronts.

    As you've had to hard wire your rear it just means extra wire only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Just thought... In your case take it from the rear light, I'd come down the B pillars either side, then straight into rear doors. Then carry on along the sill for the fronts.

    As you've had to hard wire your rear it just means extra wire only...
    Many thanks Lee.

    Goning to look over the runs tomorrow to see what the best way would be. I only just put the headlining back up today so im going to leave it a few days before I pull it down again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Many thanks Lee.

    Goning to look over the runs tomorrow to see what the best way would be. I only just put the headlining back up today so im going to leave it a few days before I pull it down again
    Ha, that's why I always add blocks everywhere when I do something new... Easy access for the future

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    i take it the wires arnt taped up behind the door cards like they were on my vectra b?

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    Check out Ian Highlanders Ice thread, he shows where to drill the blocks in the door to feed extra wires into them, also you may have some blanks in the plug so just fitting the connectors would give you a factory connection.

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