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Default Anyone know how to add a switch for LED's?

I got some hardwire LED's for the interior of my box. They need to be hardwired, but if I just hardwire they will be on all the time. Has anyone installed a switch that could show or give step by step? Pics?

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I don't have pics of the installation, but here are a couple of threads that might help:

https://newscionxb.com/audio_electron...it-t574.0.html

https://newscionxb.com/member_pics/my...sg3936#msg3936

The first thread covers where to get power from if you want constant power from the fuse panel, controlled by a switch. The second thread covers where to run wires and ground.

Depending on if you want a lighted switch or not, you will run two or three wires to it, the difference being a lighted switch needs to be grounded. So you'll have power running to one terminal on the switch, then from the other terminal to the lights. The lights will need to be grounded off the other lead.
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Eric, THANK YOU! We are having so much fun doing little mods to our box. Ours is a daily driver so most of the mods I have done are to make it aesthetically pleasing to me But it sure is addicting! Gotta sell more Avon so I can do more mods LOL
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What is cool also. Is you can relocate your traction control switch over next to the shifter and then have 3 blank spots all by themselfs over on the left hand side of the steering wheel. If you look at this pic you can see that I moved the traction control switch over there. See if you can figure out what else is different in the pic. LOL


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Wow that's cool. You changed the HVAC controls too. That's awesome. I just got the neowedge bulbs to do the HVAC lights...but still have to figure out how to do it LOL
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YOU ROCK AVON LADY JENN! :thumbsup:

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Thanks Joey! U ROCK TOO!!!
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Wow that's cool. You changed the HVAC controls too. That's awesome. I just got the neowedge bulbs to do the HVAC lights...but still have to figure out how to do it LOL
Where do you order those, may I ask? I was thinking about trying to find a turquoise for mine.

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I got them from autoillumination.com. Get the ones that say they are 30% brighter. You need the Neowedge B ones
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Back on this...does anyone have a DIY for installing a switch? I need to add 2. One for exterior Red lights and one for blue interior. Thinking of putting the blue next to the shifter and the red over by the traction control.
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