How To Install LED Strip Lights On A Car Door

LED strip lights are affordable and easy to install, contain no hazardous materials, and last 50,000 hours. Installing LED Strip Lights is a simple process that does not require special tools or hardware. However, for these beginners, some background information might be required.

This blog will share some of the necessary information for your guidance. 

Preparation before Installation

Installing LED strip lights on a car door is a relatively easy process that can be completed in a few minutes with the proper materials. You will need the following:

  • a length of LED strip light

  • a flat head screwdriver

  • a drill

  • 1/4 inch drill bit

  • electrical tape

  • wire cutters

First, use the flathead screwdriver to remove the screws inside the car door. Be careful not to drop the screws, as they can be difficult to find once removed.

Next, use the drill to make two holes in the door at each end where you want the LED strip light to be installed. The 1/4-inch drill bit should be sufficient for this task. 

Once the holes are drilled, feed the LED strip light through them so that it is flush with the edge of the door. If necessary, trim the excess strip light off with wire cutters.

Finally, use electrical tape to secure the strip light in place and prevent it from moving around.

Important Safety Precautions

When installing LED strip lights on a car door, it is important to take some safety precautions.

First, be sure to read the instructions that come with the lights before starting the installation. It is also important to disconnect the battery before beginning the installation. This will prevent any electrical shorts from occurring. Once the battery is disconnected, carefully remove any existing door trim and molding. Be careful not to damage the door during this process.

Next, use a drill or tool to make holes for the LED strip lights. Be sure to seal any holes that are made to prevent water and debris from entering the car.

Finally, connect the LED strip lights to the power source and test them before reassembling the door trim. Following these simple steps will help ensure a safe and successful installation.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Install LED Strip Lights On A Car Door

  1. Begin by thoroughly cleaning the area where you will attach the LED strip lights. This will ensure that the adhesive backing on the lights will stick properly.
  2. Next, measure the door panel length to determine how many LED light strips you will need. Cut the strip to size, if necessary.
  3. Peel off the protective backing on the adhesive tape and attach the LED light strip to the door panel, taking care to line up the edges evenly.
  4. Once all of the LED light strips are in place, plug them into a power source and turn them on! You can use a cigarette lighter adapter or hardwire them into your car's electrical system for a more permanent installation.

And finally, you can enjoy the convenience brought by your LED strip lights