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i have looked for threads of this kind of subject but couldn't find one that talks about: I installed 2-24 inch blue led strip lights for the driver and passenger side footwell. I am looking for ideas on doing the rear doors to make sure that the wire doesn't get ripped or cut by moving the seat up or back and by peoples feet. Any ideas would be appreciated.:headbang:

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i have looked for threads of this kind of subject but couldn't find one that talks about: I installed 2-24 inch blue led strip lights for the driver and passenger side footwell. I am looking for ideas on doing the rear doors to make sure that the wire doesn't get ripped or cut by moving the seat up or back and by peoples feet. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Could you post photos of what you did and what you want to do. I did a lot of dismantling (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157622119258370/) to install and inverter and some trailer light adapter, but I don't understand what you did or what you are trying to do.

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Could you post photos of what you did and what you want to do. I did a lot of dismantling (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157622119258370/) to install and inverter and some trailer light adapter, but I don't understand what you did or what you are trying to do.

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I hope i am posting this correctly.
http://picasaweb.google.com/112287328028071263193/Venza?authkey=Gv1sRgCJjShZifs_jOAQ#

Look at what i did to the front seats. I want to do more or less the same for the rear seats that when the door opens the light will go on by the feet for the door.:clap::lol::chug:
 

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Ok, now I see what you mean.

From the link above, you'll find my photograph of how I did install an inverter under the passenger seat of the Venza, including on how to route the cable under the door. Well in fact, the whole explanation is here: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310980. More of the same, but when installing the trailer hitch is here (routing wire on the driver side): http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310856.

Are you trying to turn on the led of only 1 foot well when only 1 door is openned, or lighting the 4 foot well at the same time when any of the door is openned is ok?

I ask because I don't know where to get that wire exactly (what color). But if you look at the first link above, you'll see that I installed the inverter under the passenger seat. I had to route a wire from under the glove box (where you obviously have access since you installed a set of led there) under the carpet, under the door and then under the passenger seat. There are already 3 wire harness going from under the carped to under the seat: I would guess: A) weight sensor for the airbag, B) seat belt sensor, C) pre-tensionner for the headrest. And those don't get damaged by the the rear passenger foot, so I guess if you use the same path with the same wire lenght (and maybe tie-wrap your wire to Toyota's) you can be pretty confidendent that it will not get damaged.

Does that make sense?

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Ok, now I see what you mean.

From the link above, you'll find my photograph of how I did install an inverter under the passenger seat of the Venza, including on how to route the cable under the door. Well in fact, the whole explanation is here: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310980. More of the same, but when installing the trailer hitch is here (routing wire on the driver side): http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=310856.

Are you trying to turn on the led of only 1 foot well when only 1 door is openned, or lighting the 4 foot well at the same time when any of the door is openned is ok?

I ask because I don't know where to get that wire exactly (what color). But if you look at the first link above, you'll see that I installed the inverter under the passenger seat. I had to route a wire from under the glove box (where you obviously have access since you installed a set of led there) under the carpet, under the door and then under the passenger seat. There are already 3 wire harness going from under the carped to under the seat: I would guess: A) weight sensor for the airbag, B) seat belt sensor, C) pre-tensionner for the headrest. And those don't get damaged by the the rear passenger foot, so I guess if you use the same path with the same wire lenght (and maybe tie-wrap your wire to Toyota's) you can be pretty confidendent that it will not get damaged.

Does that make sense?

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Thanks for all your help. I want to turn on the light that ONLY corresponds to the door of that side. In detail: any time a door opens there should be a light that goes on for the person to see where the footwell is.
I will try to take a look tonight about under the seatsin greater detail. BTW i also think that there needs to be wires for Heated seats and for the automatic seats.

Will try to update when i run the wire and how i did it, for anyone else that wants to do the same thing.
 

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I want to turn on the light that ONLY corresponds to the door of that side. In detail: any time a door opens there should be a light that goes on for the person to see where the footwell is.
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Ho, I see. Then you need to figure out what wire is the switch in the door. I just did look in the door and you can clearly see the button in the back of the door frame. I guess you already found the switch for the front door? Then maybe if you remove the switch of the back door you'll see what wire color is used. Then open the bottom of the door frame (like it did when routing the hitch T-connector power wire) and I'd guess you'll find only one wire with the same color.

Please keep me updated on your progress.

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I want to turn on the light that ONLY corresponds to the door of that side. In detail: any time a door opens there should be a light that goes on for the person to see where the footwell is.
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Ho, I see. Then you need to figure out what wire is the switch in the door. I just did look in the door and you can clearly see the button in the back of the door frame. I guess you already found the switch for the front door? Then maybe if you remove the switch of the back door you'll see what wire color is used. Then open the bottom of the door frame (like it did when routing the hitch T-connector power wire) and I'd guess you'll find only one wire with the same color.

Please keep me updated on your progress.

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Hello again. These are update pics of how i ran the wire and where i out them.
http://picasaweb.google.com/112287328028071263193/Venza?authkey=Gv1sRgCJjShZifs_jOAQ#
 

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DrPepper?

He, you got a DrPepper can under your seat! It doesn't belong in a neat car like yours.:lol:

I see how you routed the wire under the seat, but did you succeed in finding the switch wire so the footwell only turns on when the door is open?

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That Dr. Pepper fell out from one of the cup holders in the back. lol.:lol:

It was quite easy to find the wire. On most cars you can pull up the black seal by the doors, and i pulled the plastic molding off a very little, and i saw what color wire it was. Then I by the door sill i found that wire and confirmed that it was the correct wire b using an automotive electric tester, and connected the wire to it. It took me longer to route the wire under the seat than to find the wire.
 
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