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I installed driver and passenger footwell LEDs into a 2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L. I know that there are two separate fuse boxes for each parking light. I figured I would connect both to the left parking light because that's how I did it to my 9th gen. Basically I tapped the left parking light fuse (fuse #27) with an add-a-circuit. I connected both positive wires of the led to the single crimp on the add-a-circuit. I also connected the negative wire of both to the ground. I provided a diagram.


Now the problem is that, even when the parking light is turned off, the led is always on.

I figured since my light is on Automatic, the LEDs would turn on when the parking light is on, also inversely.

My theory is that I wired it wrong, but I wouldn't know.. Anyone care to help?:dunno:

Thanks in advanced..
 

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Haven't looked at a wiring diagram, but is it possible that the parking light circuit actually switches the ground wire instead. Since you provided a dedicated ground instead, they will always be on.
 

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I would advise that if you want footwell LEDs to buy the Honda accessory. Yeah it's a little more expensive than an aftermarket job, but it plugs directly into the car's complicated electronics to operate properly. I installed it in my car and it was a piece of cake. Less than an hour for the whole job, and it looks great and has an override switch.

You say you installed this in your 9th gen as well, but I would not trust it. With all the BCAM and multiplexing that is in our cars electronics you can blow sensitive electronics in your car. This ain't simple 12 volts like in the old days.

Buy the Honda LEDs and be done with it.
 

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Honda LEDs are weak and a waste of money. I wired mine to be on when the car is (windshield washer fuse) and didn't have any issues.

 

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Anyone know how to wire it so it fades out when doors open and shut
 

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Anyone know how to wire it so it fades out when doors open and shut
This is a little more complicated. While the Accord has a built-in dimmer if you have a map light with a "door" function, it's designed for incadescent bulbs. you can get lucky and find some LED lights/strips that will dim whwn the voltage is slowly reduced, but some just go from full on to flicker to off.
 

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Honda LEDs are weak and a waste of money. I wired mine to be on when the car is (windshield washer fuse) and didn't have any issues.

Those are way too bright and distracting. Also, there's a limit on the brightness of interior lighting in some jurisdictions and you could possibly get a ticket.

You want subtle, ambient light. Not a disco. Well, maybe you want a disco.
 
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