Wiring - LED strips

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  1. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Can I take power from the interior dome light wiring in the trunk to power LED light strips in the trunk? If so do I split it or run power through the LEDs first then out to the dome light?

    Dome light still uses the factory route of fuse panel, into the trunk , into a plug, exits the plug to the dome light

    The interior dome light is LED
    Between the dome light wiring and the LED strips is an on-off toggle switch
    Power leaving the toggle switch splits with one lead going to a single strip. The other lead goes a second strip with a third connected at the end of this one

    The LEDs has a separate 18 gauge power wire connected to the "BAT" terminal on the fuse panel but has lost continuity. Had been blowing the 20amp supply fuse. Attached a long jumper of 18 gauge connected to the lead disconnected from the fuse panel and strung it into the trunk. On the trunk end touched a multimeter probe and the other probe on the power wire I ran. MM shows no continuity.

    Don't want to remove rear panels and seats to install a new separate run.
     
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    Those LED strips use very little current, adding to the existing wiring should be no problem.
     
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    I found where the power wire I ran lost continuity and was able to splice on a new lead.
     

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