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post #1 of 8 Old 02-23-2015, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Footwell/courtesy lighting

Hey guys,

I have a 2012 JKU Sahara. Starting in 2013, Jeep starting including a few addition niceties like the footwell lighting (courtesy light when the door is open).
I'm hoping to add the same thing to my rig. So far it seems impossible to find the OEM bits online so I may have to go aftermarket.
Any thoughts or anyone done anything similar?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-23-2015, 12:18 PM
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I got some cheap square LED's from super bright leds. Put 2 of them in each footwell and tied them into the dimmer switch as well, so they are on whenever the lights are on.

Much better and can see in the cab of the Jeep now. I believe I tied into a Orange wire Gray stripe.

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Thanks man. I just saw that there is a Mopar "Ambient Lighting Kit" but they whack you over the head for it (like $250+)
DIY LEDs definitely seem the way to go...
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I had the doors off my '13K JK for so long that I forgot/didn't know the foot well lights were in there. When I finished putting the second OEM door back on the foot well light came on and shined on my hand, it took me a minute of asking myself what the f*** happened to the shop-light I was pointing under the dash to see the door power connection.

I know, CSB, but I found it funny that Jeeps even have these lights.
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I went to Autozone and got some red led strips with 3m tape on the back, much cheaper than mopar.

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Flesh, I totally agree. And my doors were never on till I got transferred to NYC (specifically Harlem) for work. Now after years of adding off road toys, etc to my jeep, I'm now forced to "up-armor" in order to protect all my crap. With my black Jeep, black Monstaliner, black upolstry...it gets tough to find stuff when it hits the floor (and before it rolls out one of my drain plugs)
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Floor Lights Added.

I am new to the site, but this is a project that my 12 year old son and I did. I have a 2010 Sahara and I wanted to add this feature. So I got to looking under the dash. I noticed that there were actually places for factory lights. I guess they went by the way side just like the under hood light did.
So I looked up the lights for a 2007 Wrangler and found out what the factory light looked like. Then went to a scrap yard and found them under the dash of a grand cherokee. I ended up taking 4 lights from 2 different GCs. I just cut a pigtail off and left the rest of the wiring. I built a harness and then taped it up to look a little more factory. I did however make the harness an H pattern so that I could put a light under each front seat so that I could light up the rear floor. i tapped the harness into the wire under the dash that is on the passenger side that is there in the factory harness still that was used for these lights in the 2007 model year. Then we used colored led's as the bulbs.
When you look under the dash, they look like they came with the jeep. When you turn them on a night you can see the floor in the back seats too. They function off the multifunction switch just like factory and also when you open the door. I will upload pics of the project.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-08-2015, 06:21 AM
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My 2015 Sahara Unlimited came with footwell ambient and front and rear cup holder lights.

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