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    Thread: Cabin floor lights from a MK4?

    1. Member Golf Cabrio 3.5's Avatar
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      10-11-2012 09:27 AM #1
      Can you help me locate a thread in which someone installed on the driver's and passenger's feet lights from the MK4?Also,is it possible to make the cabin light turn off slowly (Delay Dimmer) when you close the doors?Cheers!!

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      10-11-2012 10:11 AM #2
      Mk4s had footwell lights? My GLI doesn't.....

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      10-11-2012 10:43 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Golf Cabrio 3.5 View Post
      Can you help me locate a thread in which someone installed on the driver's and passenger's feet lights from the MK4?Also,is it possible to make the cabin light turn off slowly (Delay Dimmer) when you close the doors?Cheers!!
      I've never seen a thread where someone did that; but all you need to do is tap into the dome light wiring to switch the lights on when the doors open; you'd need to look at some wiring diagrams to identify which circuit it is, and where the wires are though.

      As for the delayed dim; you would need something that you could put in between the power source and the light fixture; there's not going to be anything in your mk3 already that gives you this.
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      10-11-2012 03:42 PM #4
      I'm pretty sure there's a DIY somewhere for installing footwell lights in the MK3's cabin...

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      10-11-2012 04:07 PM #5
      There probably is one somewhere. sounds pretty easy. basic wiring.
      Find a foot light, mount it. Tap into existing door lights or what ever and done.

      As for a dimmer. Its called a capacitor. It stores electricity after the power is shut, and then It'll drain what is "stored" until its powered again.
      I MAY be wrong. I'm no electrician, just a self taught nerd.
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      10-11-2012 04:17 PM #6
      I found a couple of DIY in the net, http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/s...ht-Install-DIY , http://www.vwclub.gr/vwforum/index.php?showtopic=19127 just not for the MK3.These 2 need VAG COM activation though...I'll check with my electrician and get back,cheers!

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      10-11-2012 06:17 PM #7
      I added rear passat dome lights to my car so this might be some help: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...reading-lights

      4-wire mk3 dome light wiring harness:

      1 - (black/white) don't know
      2 - (orange/white) door trigger
      3 - (red) power
      4 - (orange) ground

      If the cabin floor lights are simple 2-wire lights (positive and negative), the orange going to the dome light is the ground, and I'm assuming the orange/white wire will supply the power. I'm guessing you meant Mk5 floor lights but really any lights will do. It doesn't have to be from a Volkswagen.

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      10-11-2012 09:10 PM #8
      it's not orange/white, it's brown/white.

      If you want the light for that footwell to only come on when that side door is open, tap into the wire that goes into the door connector that feeds the puddle light. That will make it only come on with the door.

      Your 3.5 should already do a slow dim. mine does. If you want the footwell lights to dim with them, they have to be hooked up to the main brown/white as mentioned (and 12v, which you can get from the L connector going to the dome light so they're fused with it too).
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      10-14-2012 04:39 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by LG6R View Post
      ...... I'm guessing you meant Mk5 floor lights but really any lights will do. It doesn't have to be from a Volkswagen.
      So aren't there any floor lights in the MK4's cabin?Should I buy MK5 floor lights then?Should I also purchase any VW cables to go with them?
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
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      Your 3.5 should already do a slow dim. mine does. If you want the footwell lights to dim with them, they have to be hooked up to the main brown/white as mentioned (and 12v, which you can get from the L connector going to the dome light so they're fused with it too).
      The po had changed the bulbs with white leds and maybe that's the reason mine doesn't dim.I'll look into it and also thanks for the dim-connection advise

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      10-14-2012 02:38 PM #10
      I used old trunk lights when i did this in my Mk2. Really anything that holds a bulb would work, you don't "have" to purchase anything in particular. It's not brain surgery.
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      10-18-2012 08:29 AM #11
      I ordered a couple of MK4 trunk lights and I'll install them as soon as they'll arrive.As for the delay dimmer there is nothing I can do,unless I'll find a cabin light with delay dimmer build into it from another car-brand,that will suit my MK3.5...

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      10-18-2012 04:33 PM #12
      Or swap back to a regular bulb....
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      10-18-2012 06:46 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      Or swap back to a regular bulb....
      I don't really think mine has that feature.But I'll change the bulb ,so that it'll match the footwell lights,anyway.Perhaps the delay in your MK3.5 is a NA only safety feature ...

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