DIY Maruti Celerio Footwell, Puddle & Boot Lamp Without Drilling


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I plan to install Footwell lighting and Puddle lamps on my Maruti Suzuki Celerio which will be powered from the Dome Light. Interior foot lighting installation is a easy DIY for me but I need help regarding Puddle lamps since I don't want to involve any drilling.
I plan to install LED Strips on the Underbody of the car below the running board area with 3M double sided tape, Zip ties wherever possible as well as M-seal if necessary, need suggestions regarding this as well.
If underbody puddle lamps are not feasible without drilling, I would try to squeeze the LED strip at the bottom of the door.

Stuffs are plan to buy:
1) 6 LED Strips - 4 short strips for footwell, 2 long strips for underbody or short strips for door underside. Which type of LED strips will be best?
2) 22 Gauge wire (red and black) for wiring. Is it ok?
3) Inline Fuse holder and 10A or 7.5A Mini LP Fuse
Anything more??
Do share Links for LED Strips and other stuffs required.

Thanks in Advance
 
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The plan sounds good.
You can get away without Drilling. As these LED modules are light, You can use epoxy or Silicon to glue them at the bottom of doors or door pads.Silicon will also allow removal in case you need to upgrade.
Alternatively, see if there is a screw somewhere securing the door pads in convenient location which can be used. Do open a thread for DIY, so we can plan and discuss further. I am going to do the very same with my Safari. I will be using older 5050 LED strips which I have.
A 7.5amp fuse should be fine.

Link for my planned DIY Puddle Lamps For Maruti Suzuki Celerio Without Drilling

I have found a channel from the front fender which flows down to the bottom of the Running board. The paint finsih has a roughened finish there. No
So I plan to pass the wires from the interior to the engine bay through the firewall through the factory groumet. Will use 3M double sided tape and M-seal for attaching the Led modules. Will M-Seal work?
One 3 LED Module consume about 0.5 Watts, in total I will use 14 Modules I guess. So i will solder a 5A or 7.5A in linr fuse for safety
Do you have pic of the said channel? Sorry I have never seen celerio closely.
Stay away from M-seal. It hardens and crumbles. Will also scratch your surrounding or opposing paint.
The Original 3m Tape , Automotive one with grey spongy look and red peel off covering works well. Pretty strong stuff. Holding my Blind spot mirrors since months even on bad roads.

14 Modules? Why do you need so much? Interior too?
If these are Samsung (or clones) 5630 LED, they run at 150mA and 3.3v each, with a drop in resistor after group of 3.
The Consumption of such modules comes to about 1.8 Watts at 12v or about 2.5w At 14.4v with engine on. Do plan on a thick (6A4?)diode in series with the modules if you plan to run them for long time with engine on. As they will likely overheat. And they have no heatsinking.

Max wattage of 14 modules at 2.5w each comes to about 35 Watts. or Roughly 3A. Yes. 7.5A seems good option.

p.s- I just noticed LED module has adhesive back. If its 3m you can use directly. If local, scrub off cheaper adhesive and use 3m only.
 
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Rubber Gourmet to pass wires from the Interior through the Firewall
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Planned passage for Wires from the engine bay between the front driver side fender along the wires for the Front fender mounted turn indicator
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Exit site through the front side fender just in front of the front door
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Planned route of wires to the underbody through the small channel
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Planned position of LED
Hope 3M double sided tape does the Job
P. S: Sorry for the dirty underbody
 
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So, I always thought of installing Footwell lights and Puddle lamps but was reluctant to go through a complex installation process.
I did some research about all these on Youtube and Google. Ultimately collected enough information to get the DIY job started.
Thanks to @bhvm for helping me out with my queries

I decided to power my LED modules from the Dome light and this will also help me get the Theater Dimming effect as well as footwells and Puddle lamps switching ON when we open the doors

Let's get started
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Stuff needed for the Job: LEDs (5630/5730 3 LED Modules or 5050 SMD waterproof LED strips), Wire stripper, Multimeter, Soldering Kit, Electrical Tap (Heat shrink tubes are better, Mine are in transit still) , Zip ties, 3M Double sided tape, 12 Meter 22/24 gauge wire, In line Fuse Holder (Blade fuse or Normal glass tube fuse), 5A Fuse, Terminal Block Connectors
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Trim Remover Tools or Simple Pry Tools
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Removing the Dome light Housing from the Roof
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Soldered the Wires to the Positive and Negative terminals, Red = Positive, Black = Negative
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Routing the wire out of the Dome Light housing
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Routed the wire from the Dome Light through the Headliner and down through the A-Pillar (a very easy job, Remove the Rubber beading and Yank the A-Pillar trim)
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Wire down from the A-Pillar and Behind the Glovebox
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Used a Terminal block connector to connect the wire ends (One end is from the dome light connection & In-line Fuse and the other is for the Front & Rear Footwells and Boot light and other wire for the puddle lamps)
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Passenger side Front footwell light
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Wire routed towards the driver footwell behind the center console
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Driver footwell light under the Interior Fusebox
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LED modules placed under the front seats for Rear footwell lighting
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Boot light (Sorry for the exposed wiring, looks crude but I didn't want to remove the huge trim panel for the boot)

Lets look at the Puddle lamps now
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Wire routed through the Firewall via the Rubber Grommet
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Wires exiting the Firewall
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Wires Routed from the Engine bay to the Area in front of the Front doors
At this point I had to Improvise a bit.
Instead of installing the LEDs under the car floor, I decided to install the LEDs underneath the front doors as it will be less likely to be damaged or dislodged
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LED placed underneath the front door just behind the rubber beading and there by no interruption in the door beading contact seal with the door frame

All LEDs lit up
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Exterior Look
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Will upload some more Pictures and Videos captured at Night
 
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Very nicely executed.
Reminds me of the day I made Longue lights for my i10-
My "Blue Boy" Hyundai i10 Magna Detailed Review

I hope you have soldered each and every joint & LEDs. Otherwise they will collect carbon & flicker.
You have inspired me to move my lazy self into completing puddle lamps on my Safari.
Front 2 doors come with Puddle lamps. Rear ones do not. All 4 will be upgraded to LED soon.
Did not find anything such for Tail door.

P.s- That red wire for boot LED is looking gnarly. Consider moving to white wire. (Cable with 2 wires in them)
 
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Very nicely executed.
Reminds me of the day I made Longue lights for my i10-
My "Blue Boy" Hyundai i10 Magna Detailed Review

I hope you have soldered each and every joint & LEDs. Otherwise they will collect carbon & flicker.
You have inspired me to move my lazy self into completing puddle lamps on my Safari.
Front 2 doors come with Puddle lamps. Rear ones do not. All 4 will be upgraded to LED soon.
Did not find anything such for Tail door.

P.s- That red wire for boot LED is looking gnarly. Consider moving to white wire. (Cable with 2 wires in them)
Yes, I have soldered the wire to LED joints except for one wire junction which was installed in the car hence I was not able to solder.
Will surely improve on the Boot light wiring or will try to tuck it behind the panel
 
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