Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 13:56
I recently purchased 2 t8 LED fluorescent
tube replacement but I'm having trouble figuring out how to wire them. I want to be able to manually turn them on and off so my friend suggested a three way toggle switch. I could really use some advice on how to install them. Also, I'm putting them into a 2007 Honda Accord so anyone familiar with it would be a plus.
1.) I want all the wiring to be clean without wires hanging all over the place.
2.) I have a cigarette lighter inside the arm rest glove box and I would love to be able to use the toggle switch in there because I don't need the lighter
3.) I don't know jack about electrics so if you answer please be very specific
4.) I don't even know how to wire the toggle switch either
This is easy . under the dash are panels that are held up by 7mm screws take then loose but don't take them all the way down. Now on the panels go back about 3" 's from the front edge just so you won't see the led strips. Put the wire side of the led strips towards the center console Now I use industrial Velcro to hold up the led strips. This makes it easy to replace a strip if it gos bad.First clean the panel with alcohol so you get a good clean area to mount the leds to . You can drill a small hole in the panel at the end of the led strip to run the wires through . Feed the wires back to the back of the center console an tuck them between the console an the carpet all the way back to the arm rest . Do the same on the passenger side. Now the hard part they two screws on ether side of the console if you move the seats all the way forward you'll see the two back screws .move the seats all the way back you should see the front two about midway in armrest pocket. You can now lift the back of the arm rest up just enough to feed the two or three wires from you switch down through the hole you may have to drill a small one if there not one you can use, About 1/4" t12 led tube
Now the wiring take the two negatives from the led strips an the negative from the lighted switch if your switch doesn't have a light them forget that . lift the are rest up you should be able to see the two wires that feed the cigarette lighter One is black . the other is orange most of the time these are the wires you need. the black is ground. The easy way to connect to these wires is blue t-taps use the link below to see what I'm talking about. You can get these at any auto parts store you will need the blue ones an you will need the the blade ends to plug in to the t-taps they are also in the pic. you just wrap the t-tap around the wire an squeeze it with a pair of pliers till it locks now crimp the blade end on the grounds of the leds plug it in the side of the t-tap on the black wire . Now crimp a blade end on a wire that comes from the center pin of the switch . Now plug the blade end into the t-tap on the orange wire . Now connect the two positives from the leds to one of the other terminal on the switch Now you should only have two wires to the switch. tape around the terminals of the switch put the arm rest back tuck all the wires an put back the two screws on each side of the arm rest mount the switch an your done . If you need a diagram I can send you one you'll have to send me your email address outside of answers . or I won't be able to send file attachment. I hope this will help you
you need to get t10 LED fluorescent
tube replacement black and red ground wire cut a slit in the jackets and connect black to black red to red same thing with the toggle switch