DIY: Adding footwell lamps in my Maruti XL6

One of the many things I missed in this car was a warm welcome the footwell lamp provides.

BHPian Leoshashi recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Update: Footwell lamp added! The XL6 is as well equipped as a cave, especially when compared to Brezza or Baleno. One of the many things I missed in this car was a warm welcome the footwell lamp provides. At the same time, I wasn’t ready for those insanely bright setups by LED strips, needed something more “OEM” like. Well, in MGA, there are some options. Celerio got footwell lamp option as MGA in Orange color, while old WagonR got it in dark blue. Opted for more subtle Celerio’s setup.

Part Number for Celerio’s MGA lamp, this one glows Orange/Reddish:

2 Lamps with couplers:

Wiring has a provision for fuse also:

The open leads, you need to tap these to Cabin light wires using scotch locks:

Instructions manual:

Box contents:

Some advice from my end if anyone tries this:

1. I tapped connection from left A Pillar. Manual recommends tapping from sill area, but since the wire may become short(notice it was designed for Celerio), I tapped from another location. Hardly matters.

2. Do tape/Zip/tie everything firmly else things like scotch lock, fuse holder may rattle. I used OEM wiring harness tapes MSIL uses (36930M70F10 and 77591M75000)

3. There is enough space available to nearly hide the lamp underneath.

4. Make sure you use Adhesion promoting primer on plastic surfaces before sticking the double sided tape.

Some after pics:

Daytime:

At night:

Part Number for Old WagonR’s Blue illumination:

Signing off with recent clicks of the XL6:

Thanks to Leoshashi again. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

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