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Add LED Glove Box and Foot Well Illumination to Your Car

If you’re envious of newer model cars with slick LED illumination of the interior spaces, this DIY hack wires in LED foot well and glove box lights to your car’s lighting system.

Over at the unofficial Honda FIT forums, user Zalthras shares his experience modifying his wife’s Honda FIT with a DIY ambient lighting setup. Although his instructions are specific to the car in question, it provides a workable template and lots of tips for someone looking to modify their car.

DIY GE8 Foot Well Illumination, Ambient Lights, and Glove Box Illumination [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/27/12

Comments (7)

  1. Aurora900

    If you google around for your particular car model, you’ll be sure to find forums where tons of people have done this for their car. I belong to a couple different forums for my Nissan Altima… And I have actually installed foot-well lighting in my Altima as well :)

  2. r

    foot-well lighting…*?* I don’t really need to see my shoes or break pedal at night in my car. I already know what they look like.


    Yeah, I see no need to see my feet at night.

  4. Hariks

    It is required if the key or something fell down at night…

  5. Ron

    Hey, great tip! Some folks who have diabetes have less feeling in their feet due to nerve damage. Its reassuring to be able to see foot and pedal placement sometimes. Try to be more open minded about the value of the articles provided by How To Geeks before dissing them.

  6. airframe

    My Chevelle will walk ,and I do mean walk away from your jap cars . All you’ll see is my taillights Dudes….. Eric

  7. r


    Very unfortunate for those who have diabetes. Unfortunately, this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that “I, me, personally” find foot-well lighting a very useless thing to have, and still do. That’s the whole point here, to give your personal opinion, right? So, defend any group you like, but try to be more open minded about the things you read here, before dissing them.

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