FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: Footbox lights Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
10-11-2019 03:02 PM
Blown 5.0 LED strips from trunk to foot boxes to under hood, I bought a roll in the 6000 kelvin lighting range giving it a white/blue color that's very pleasing to the eye.

Switches in the the doors, trunk, and hood light them up automatically just like a regular production vehicle, I also installed a rocker switch under the driver's side dash to manually turn them on/off in the cockpit.

The great thing about LED strips is that they are easy to wire and easy to install just about anywhere.

10-10-2019 11:33 PM
dwleo As with others, I installed led strips in each footbox as well as in the trunk and engine area. All are individually controlled by individual mini rocker switches (lit when on) which are located on the console panel.
10-10-2019 04:09 PM
Pierre B.
Interior lighting

In my Mk II build, I too wanted footwell lighting to facilitate use of the car after dark. Those lights were also intended to ease ingress/egress for passengers, many of whom would not be as familiar with the car as I. For instance, darkness also complicated passenger latching of the four-point harness. I used LEDs, just as you propose. They are little marker lights just like the ones we might use on a trailer, or truckers sometimes use on their rigs. I have one in each footwell, and one in the trunk on the same circuit operated by a dash toggle. IMO, footwell lights work best if we cannot actually see the light itself (it becomes a harsh source of glare), so I have the things mounted under the dash. That has worked fine for me over the last 13 years. Good luck.
10-10-2019 03:16 PM
Road Hog
underdash lighting

My 33 Hotrod had a strip of LED lights about a foot long or so. Don't remember if they came in the box with the wiring harness or in another box with the kit. They worked very well, just the right amount of light. You could cut the strip in half and add leads and put half on both sides. I would check with Factory5 about them.
10-10-2019 07:06 AM
CRZN 427

I got in on a group purchase a while back and installed some lights under the dash. Mine have incandescent bulbs and aren't all that bright unless it is dark out side, then they throw enough light to see. I am planning on upgrading to either LED bulbs or LED lights to have them a little brighter.

I used the donor wiring harness, used the Mustang door switches to turn them on. I wired each door individually. I have a cargo area above the differential and used the Mustang dome light for that area, running of a switch on the dash. That light is bright enough.

Regards, Rick.
10-09-2019 12:14 PM
MCathcart I ordered some Blue LEDS and put 6 or 7 on a string that was 6' long. Mine are wired to the Parking Lights. Mine are on the 2x2 under the dash (pointing down). You can probably find some with a Resistor already installed, just connect the +and- wires.
10-09-2019 04:26 AM
GWL Think about using a magnetic switch for the doors. Easier to set up than the old style push button switch between the door and jamb.

There are many types out there similar to the ones Watson's Street Works makes.

10-09-2019 01:23 AM
Old Timer I used these.


You can look around and find them.

I also put a couple in the bottom of the door on the wife's car so she could see if there is a water puddle before she steps.
10-09-2019 01:21 AM
John4337 I used a white led light strip from the parts store attached to the 2x2 tube over each foot box, switched it to the courtesy light on the headlight switch. Invisible unless you crawl in the foot box and works great, plenty of light to find stuff, buckle up, etc.

10-09-2019 12:48 AM
Footbox lights

My wife’s Volkswagen has accent lighting in the foot area and I keep thinking this would be nice in the Cobra.

I’m sure it’s been done. I keep thinking some led lights would be nice.

What have you guys done? What type and how many?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome


Welcome to FFCars! The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory Five.