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Q-Ship986

Yet Another Installation of Footwell Lighting

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Yet Another Installation of Footwell Lighting


Renntech.org and other sites have covered various installations of footwell lighting for 986 and 996 applications. A popular example: http://www.renntech....?showtopic=9578 When the cabin is dark and I needed an interior light, I didn't find it very easy or convenient to grope for the switch in the overhead dome light. That switch is unlit, small, and awkwardly oriented to me. Once in a while you just need the lights turned on without the hassle. It would also be nice to have some light on the

 

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I would like to thank Brian for taking the time to post his FWL hack.

I contacted him with some questions about it and he graciously responded and decided to post it.

The people on this forum are great and thanks to Loren for providing the avenue for Porsche nuts to communicate.

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Nice write up and install. I added them as well but took an easier route and wired off the dome light. I did not use a switch - they function exactly like the lights on the doors (dim/fade/on) but also manually turn on when you click the dome light. I used 2 trunk lights but reduced the bulbs to 5W to match. The light in the passenger footwell is in the foam liner. For the driver's side, I mounted the light in a piece of plexiglass supported by the HVAC duct.

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Illustrations of wiring diagrams do not view clearly enough on screen or in print to be usable.

 

Are more clear versions available?

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Illustrations of wiring diagrams do not view clearly enough on screen or in print to be usable.

 

Are more clear versions available?

 

You do know that you click on the image to make it larger or to download it for printing?

They work well for me.

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Brian, I have been searching the forums for something on oem-grade footwell lighting, and your DIY is the closest I have found to that. Thanks very much for taking the time to put this together.

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