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    Question LEDs and CANBUS

    I have just got back from Maplin where I have managed to find Amber LEDs on a self adhesive strip. What I am trying to work out is can I wire them in so that the dimming control will work for them as it does with the ret of the dash?
    Also will the addition of extra LEDs (in footwell and under heater controls) create a warning on the canbus?

    Any advice would be appreciated before I spend a fortune on bits

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    CANbus doesn't monitor any interior light bulbs.

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    You need the yellow/grey illumination wires if want it to dim and come on with the dash...

    But if doing footwells from the interior light is best.

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    That's what I thought. Cheers for the advice. I will wire the footwells off of the cab light then. Also I was going to put some of the strip around the inside rim of the cablight to match the colours up a bit

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    I lit the cubby hole in front of the gear stick with similar lights used the ashtray light feed and it comes on when the drivers door opens
    along with the dash then fades,but as said footwells are best with the interior light

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    I was going to try and wire the cubby hole to the heater panel lights if possible.

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    What do these LEDs look like

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat_splat View Post
    I was going to try and wire the cubby hole to the heater panel lights if possible.
    Its easier to use the ashtray just pop the astray out and it's there,if you have a facelift you may not have a light but the plug will be in there somewhere it's got a brown wire and a yellow and grey wire on it

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    Facelift ya can use the cig lighter/12v I is that just tap in to it just pop ashtray out and either use claps on wires or cut them

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