Illuminated Door Sills

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  1. PaJa

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    they are same as mine ones from autodvdgps.com. The price is comparable too. See few posts up.
     
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    Yep, that's what I was refering to when I said great find. All you ebay trolls have really found a way to save me some money!
    Thanks!

    Paja, you haven't had any adhesive issues have you?
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    Got them installed today! Decided to use pin 24 for power and the ground switches for ground. I didn't like how high they would have sat if installed over the stock plates, so I used the tape and stuck them right on. A hairdryer to keep the tape sticky in the 30* weather was necessary, and it took an hour or so to complete. I love how it turned out!

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    More pictures when its dark!
     
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    I also ordered the same sills as Mr. Motörhead and PaJa. (thanks for the pics!)
    Would be nice if I could do it in an hour.....
    The part that looks the hardest (to me) is locating all the door-switch wires and connecting them to the sills.

    But first I have to wait for them to arrive....ordered them on December 27th.

    My Philips Daylightguide DRL's should arrive this week, so that will be my first "big" project on the Prius.
    I think I have to cut/modify the lower grill a bit to fit them.
    Philips - LED DayLightGuide Daytime Running Light LED solutions DRL 12V 6W - 12825WLEDX1 - DayLight - Car lights - Lighting

    I only stuck a stainless steel rear bumper protector to the car.....but that's not really a project.
     
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    I used the same units on my gen2 Prius although they are advertised for gen3. I fitted them on top of the OEM black plastic protectors without clearance problems on the bothem of the doors. sill.JPG rsill.JPG
     
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    Yes, it is not a best fit, but I prefer the easy removal if needed.
     
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    PaJa :
    Is it easy to find the wires of the 4 doorswitches?
    The pics didn't really make it clear for me.....
     
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    Super easy, the two for the front doors are in each footwell kick panel, and the rears are a bit more work to get to. There is a bolt on each side panel to get to them. I think somone explained that in an earlier post actualy.
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    PaJa wrote something about the vent of the battery compartment (right rear)...
    But aren't they located at the bottom of the B-pillar?
     
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    Instead of localization of the correct wire in the footwell bundle, I soldered "-" wire close to the door switch. No big deal for front switches, a little bit more work for rear door - you have to remove side cushion panels.
     
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    The front driver side sill is installed.
    I soldered everything.
    Now I'm gonna do the passenger side and maybe the rear sills....if there's time left.

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    All 4 are installed!
    Front passenger:

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    Rear driver's side door switch had a green wire and passenger side was red.
    I tapped the driver's side to the harness because there were only 2 green wires....50% chance and of course I had the wrong one first.
    On the passenger side there were around 10 red wires to choose from......I soldered it directly to the door switch.

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    Made it right before it got dark.
     
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    I'm going to be installing my Illuminated door sills and was hoping that someone had pictures of the rear wires to tap. I noticed this post had what I needed, but the pictures appear to be broken. Anyone know of any other threads that would have something similar?


     
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    Hmmmm don't know what happened to the pics
     
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    Looks like a lot of pics have been lost recently... forum upgrade?
     
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    Those pictures don't seem to work for me either. The thumbnails do, but the when I try to view the larger images they are missing.
     
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    My installer ran the power to the 12v in the rear and neg to the door switch.
     
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    Do you know how to get to the rear door switch? Do I have to take off the door skin and tap into that?
     
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    He removed the actual switch from each door and used the switch as the ground to close the circuit.
     
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