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LED cargo light wiring help.

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Old 03-14-2010, 01:05 PM
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LED cargo light wiring help.

Ok, before i start i want to say that i did search for some info on this, but had not found anything specific, but if you know where to find it and can direct me if would be helpful. (and im sorry if i have cut into your valuable internet browsing time.)

I have 2 12v flexible LED light strips. i'm looking to hook them up so that when i open the hatch they will come on. (or any door is fine to.)

I have seen the footwell diy's, but i don't want to run the wires all the way up there if i don't have to. I really don't want to take the headliner out either.
 
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:58 PM
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the existing hatch light wires can power your LED strips most likely without having to run wires all over the place. at the very least find out where the correct switched source is under the dash rather than run wires up to the actual dome light.
 
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Crusty Crayon View Post
Ok, before i start i want to say that i did search for some info on this, but had not found anything specific, but if you know where to find it and can direct me if would be helpful. (and im sorry if i have cut into your valuable internet browsing time.)

I have 2 12v flexible LED light strips. i'm looking to hook them up so that when i open the hatch they will come on. (or any door is fine to.)

I have seen the footwell diy's, but i don't want to run the wires all the way up there if i don't have to. I really don't want to take the headliner out either.
Y dont u just tap into the existing cargo light wiring?
 
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:26 PM
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Unless you're putting the light strip somewhere other than the trunk, just do what xonexlifex suggested, use existing cargo light harness and tap.

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^^rep'd^^ Ive wanted to get lights under the car cover but never thought about using a usb connector. Great Idea!
 
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Hey Zalthras, do you have any more info on that USB Connector? I'd love to put this into use on a few spots in my car
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by zspitfire04 View Post
Hey Zalthras, do you have any more info on that USB Connector? I'd love to put this into use on a few spots in my car
I don't remember exactly cause I have too many types of logitech mice, but I think it was a USB extension from my Logitech Performance Mouse MX.
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:51 PM
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How did you get the 14.2 volts in the car down to the 5.0 volts for the USB commector?


4 pin USB A or USB B plug connector
at the peripherals

USB (Universal Serial Bus) designed to connect peripherals such as mice, keyboards, scanners, digital cameras, printers, hard disks, and networking components to PC. It has become the standard connection method for scanners, digital cameras and for some printers. Complete pinout.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a specification to establish communication between devices and a host controller (usually personal computers). An USB system consists of a host controller and multiple devices connected in a tree-like fashion using special hub devices. Hubs may be cascaded, up to 5 levels. Up to 127 devices may be connected to a single host controller. USB can connect computer peripherals such as mice, keyboards, digital cameras, PDA, mobile phones, printers, personal media players, flash drives, GPS, Network Adapters, and external hard drives. For many of those devices, USB has become the standard connection method.
USB interface aimed to remove the need for adding expansion cards into the computer's PCI or PCI-Express bus, and improve plug-and-play capabilities by allowing devices to be hot swapped or added to the system without rebooting the computer.

The USB Pinout:

PinNameCable colorDescription1VCCRed+5 VDC2D-WhiteData -3D+GreenData +4GNDBlackGroundPin x of mini-USB connector may be not connected, connected to GND or used as attachment identification at some portable devices.
 
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here is the link...it did not come out right with copy/past function.
USB pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jodele View Post
How did you get the 14.2 volts in the car down to the 5.0 volts for the USB commector?
I'm not using the USB connector as a USB device port. I cut up the wires and tapped into the OEM cargo lights to use the USB connector as a power connector for the 12v cargo tray LEDs that I added.
 
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Hi, sorry to raise an older thread from the dead. I was wondering if Zalthras or anyone else could give a little bit more detailed instructions for wiring up a 12v power source off the cargo light wiring. I'm retarded when it comes to wiring, but I can follow step-by-step instructions well. I'd like to install some more lighting in the cargo area.
 
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:28 PM
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Hi, sorry to raise an older thread from the dead. I was wondering if Zalthras or anyone else could give a little bit more detailed instructions for wiring up a 12v power source off the cargo light wiring. I'm retarded when it comes to wiring, but I can follow step-by-step instructions well. I'd like to install some more lighting in the cargo area.
A) Trim removal
Cargo Floor
1) the floor is attached by two clips, just open up the spare tire cover and pry it upwards.



2) Becareful when removing the Floor cover, the middle portion of the hinge is supported by two dense foam blocks that are held on by glue.

Rear Trim Panel (trunk hatch sill cover under where the spare tire tools sit)
1) Pry the bottom edge of corners to release the hooks #1 from the Cargo Area Side Trim Panels



2) Then pull upwards to release the remaining two hooks #2 (one on either edge) and 4 clips holding the panel to the body.

Cargo Area Light
1) Pry at the front edge of the lens and pop out the lens assembly.


2) Disconnect the connector.

Cargo Area Side Trim Panel (Left)
1) Fold down the rear left seat.

2) Yank out the rear door inner seal as much as needed.


3) Fold down the Cargo Hold Down D-Ring (if equipped).


4) Pop out this clip.


5) Then pop out these two clips.


6) Begin pulling out the upper edge of the panel starting from the door.


7) Unhook the seatbelt.


8) Finally, remove the Side Trim Panel.

B) Harness Tapping
1) unwrap cargo light harness and expose the pink & purple wires

2) cut and strip them (pink is +12v, purple is GND)


3) tap for whatever you're installing
 
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Gracias! I will be doing this in the spring.
 
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Hey does anyone know what is immediately behind the hump part of the interior sheet metal shown in this pic? I looked in the fender on that side it appears that the fuel piping travels outside the car would about 1/2" of screw going into the raised hump hit anything? The part I'm specifically talking about is the rectangle reflection in the center of the pic



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I'm trying to install the cargo light because my Honda fit didn't come with one but the wire was already there. The problem is that I have a pink and yellow wire and when I'm connecting the build it isn't working. The build and circuit are correct because I check them. Fron the wires but there isn't one that has a 12v.
can some one help please?
 

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