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I bought a set of flex led lights that I want to mount under the dash on both sides. What is the best way to wire them in so they come on when you start the car?
 

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You want them on all the time the engine is running day or night? I put mine on the courtesy lamp (self-dimming) circuit so they act just like the dome lamp.
 

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Well I don't really have a choice cuz it didn't come with the adapter so I guess I gotta wore it to the fuse box. Only problem right now it's getting inspected and oil changed and I know this sad but I don't even know where the fuse box is cuz I've never had problem
 

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I installed some courtesy lights on my car, but Its wired into the dome light circuit so they fade and all. Here's the thread
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22054
If you scroll down you'll see a pic of how I wired it up. You can do the same to get your lights to turn on and off and fade with the dome light.
That's a great thread. Undercarriage puddle lamps on the courtesy light circuit are something I want to add this spring. I already bought the undercarriage tube lamps at ledglow.com but am still working on the details of securing them properly & pulling the wires into the cabin. It's a great mod & I'm surprised you don't see more new cars with this feature.
 

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Well I don't really have a choice cuz it didn't come with the adapter so I guess I gotta wore it to the fuse box. Only problem right now it's getting inspected and oil changed and I know this sad but I don't even know where the fuse box is cuz I've never had problem
Well my ledglow tube lamps came with a control box that I cut off & threw away because you could not use it on the courtesy lamp circuit & get the auto dimming effect. I have 4 tubes in the cabin: 2 under the dash & 2 under the front seats pointing at the rear passenger floor. It's a nice effect.

Point is you don't need any adapter/controller.

Also FWIW, I don't recommend that you use any fuse taps of any kind. GM fuse holders are pretty delicate & if you spread the holders or break them you're screwed. In the case of the BCM fuse box it means replacing the BCM. Much better to tap directly onto a wire with an inline fuse holder like these:

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yeah when i picked it up and actually looked i found it instantly. the lights can with like a battery pack for demonstration purposes so i gotta cut the wires and run them to a 12v source so run it right to the fuse box?
 

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In a previous vehicle I had a neon stick underneath the front seats aimed towards the front. They were hardwired into a constant on circuit however they lit up by sound. When I first started the vehicle (the rumble of a Hemi w/40 series), and when accelerating, they would light up and go out on deceleration. Always caught people by surprise


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yeah when i picked it up and actually looked i found it instantly. the lights can with like a battery pack for demonstration purposes so i gotta cut the wires and run them to a 12v source so run it right to the fuse box?
If the LED strip is designed for use at 12-14.5 volts then wire them directly to any 12v source you want. They require very little current.
 
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