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Old 07-30-2004, 19:48   #1 (permalink)
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Question Floor mats and lighting?

hey there
im probably going to get those shiny silver floor mats for the front and i was thinking of lgetting some kinda blue lighting

like this...
Silver mats with blue lighting!!!

how hard would this be and how much would it cost?

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Re: Floor mats and lighting?

i actually just got some nice black carpet/rubber ones that go with the seatcovers nice, so now the question is just the lighting...

example
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Re: Floor mats and lighting?

the link doesnt work to start with and if you want some good lighting then get clear floor mats and put some lights/neons (even though i hate them) under the dash and it will light up the whole floor mat.
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Re: Floor mats and lighting?

k thanks ill fix the link

i just got some black rubber/carpet mats to suite my seat covers

im just after a bright blue light somehow
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Re: Floor mats and lighting?

Well, you've got a few choices, just depends on how much work you want to put in.
For the most basic, you could get some of those blue silicone sleeves and put them over your existing footwell lights. That looks pretty cheap though and not very bright.
You could put under dash neons in, put there is a bit of work involved with extra wiring, plus you'd need an inverter in a well ventilated space...
Or you could try led's, although getting decent dispersement of the light is a problem.
You're best bet would be to go to Autobarn and see what they've got. I'm sure they could even install it for you if you wanted.
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Re: Floor mats and lighting?

In my old XE I used the following apparatus:

* Fluro lights x 2 (around $20 each, probably cheaper now), suited for attaching to battery terminals and looking under the bonnet. They were covered like conventional office lights though, and about 1-11/2' long.

* Contact paper! 2x blue, 1x purple. 3 layers (blue, purple, blue) lining the inside of the fluro light cover \__/ gives off a UV colour. Obviously you can make just about any color you desire.

* Extra wire (same thickness as fluro wires), + fuse.

I hooked up the required length of extra wiring to the headlight box. I know XE headlight boxes are very different to E-series, but the same principal may apply here. I can't remember exactly how I did it now, but I set it up so that whenever the headlights were on, the fluros were on.

The wires from the headlight box ran under the plastic doorsill fitting to the B-pillar, and then snuck under the driver's seat where prepared fluro light #1 was hiding (sitting on floor, facing up). Wire ends connected. Fluro light #2 under passenger seat had its wires sent under the centre console and spliced onto the extension/fluro 1 connection, and then (well) insulated.

The fluro lights were out of sight and could not be kicked, and they didn't move around in the car while driving. The lighting effect was a soft even glow covering all the floor, in the front and rear. My mates could never pick where the source was either. Also, if driving during daytime with the headlights on, the fluros couldn't be seen, unless you stuck your head under the seats. Heat wasn't really an issue, as my backside heated the seat surface more than the lights could manage.

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