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Has anyone istalled these on their XF? If so what power source did you tap into? Im thinking it would have to be the mirror puddle light since there is no courtesy light in the door but have yet to pull the door panel to see how easy it is to access the wiring for it.
 
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I haven't done that yet. I would love to do it though where can that be bought?

When I installed my lighted sill plates, I had to run wiring from the passenger side. I'd guess you could tap off the illuminated sill plates if you have them. If not you'll have to tap into the passenger side panel. I took pictures of the sill plate install, but I never posted them. Installing the plates was a bit involved, but not do difficult to install.
 
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I was just chekcing out this post https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...es-how-110947/, which tells how to remove the door panel and i would assume the puudle lights are run thru the door somehow. Only thing with the puddle lights is they only stay on for a short time so that might not be the best source or do they stay lit the entire time the door is open?? I'll have to test that and see. I think I'm gonna have to actually pull the door panel to do the investigative research. I was thinking the accent lighting as a source as well but in that case the lights would be on whenever you turned on your head/park lights, door open or not which would be pointless. Where in the panel did you tap from for the sill plates? How did you wire the driver's side?

To answer your question these can be found on eBay, I would post a link but can't access eBay here at work but a quick search for "jaguar ghost led" will bring back several results.
 

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I have these lights, but yet to install. I was also wondering where to tap into. I thought about the puddle lights, but still haven't mustard up the confidence to drill the holes in the bottom of the door cards. There is also I gentlemen who will make custom LED door lights, you can send him a JPEG and he can create any puddle light that you like. He also does colors and he prides his work and one of the big differences is he can create the puddle light without the outlined circle, so it's just the logo.
http://mrkustom.com/shop/custom-led-...e-logo-lights/
 

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I have these on both my S-Type R and wife's XK8. They look great at night and we get comments and compliments often.


Sorry I can't help you find a power source as both ours had door lights.
 
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Tommy, is it possible you can post a pic of how yours look at night? I will continue researching until I find a good source.
 
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Love it! Definitely need to find the right power source so I can install these!
 
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I was looking at and thinking about this over the weekend and what I've gathered is that the puddle lights will remain on as long as the door is open utilt the car is started upon inital unlock however they don't come on whenever you open the door. That being said I'm not sure connection to the puddle light will give us the effect we are looking for. I would think the main purpose for adding this nice accent would be to show it off and while it would be great for initial getting into the vehivle when you pull up somewhere to park or valet when you open the door to get out they wouldn't come on and vice versa when valet brings your car up they wouldn't come on so I think another source needs to be found. I'm wondering if there is an electrical component that actually triggers the dome light when the door is opened or if its just a mechanical mechanism like a contact point (non-electrical)??


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I have these lights, but yet to install. I was also wondering where to tap into. I thought about the puddle lights, but still haven't mustard up the confidence to drill the holes in the bottom of the door cards. There is also I gentlemen who will make custom LED door lights, you can send him a JPEG and he can create any puddle light that you like. He also does colors and he prides his work and one of the big differences is he can create the puddle light without the outlined circle, so it's just the logo.
Custom LED Door Projector Courtesy Puddle Logo Lights
 
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Those are the same ones I'm looking at but trying to decide how to hook them up before ordering. What are you planning to connect to?

QUOTE=glenonoka;933702]I ordered this set.
5th Gen Car Laser Projector Logo Ghost Shadow Door Step LED Light for Jaguar | eBay[/QUOTE]
 
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Those are the same ones I'm looking at but trying to decide how to hook them up before ordering. What are you planning to connect to? QUOTE=glenonoka;933702]I ordered this set. 5th Gen Car Laser Projector Logo Ghost Shadow Door Step LED Light for Jaguar | eBay
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I saw on another forum (not jaguar) he ran to his dome light. Ran the wires up under the headliner and right to the back of the dome. There were to metal contacts that he soldered to. I will upload pics later. This might be an option for us. And he didn't have to remove the headliner.
 
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Originally Posted by RodTee XF View Post
Those are the same ones I'm looking at but trying to decide how to hook them up before ordering. What are you planning to connect to?

QUOTE=glenonoka;933702]I ordered this set.
5th Gen Car Laser Projector Logo Ghost Shadow Door Step LED Light for Jaguar | eBay
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I will probably run them off the sill plate wiring, although the foot well lights should also work great for a tap point.
 
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Yea I saw LATE last night where someone mentioned footwells also. I'm not 100% sure of the functions of the door actuator but wondering if that would be a possible source? I'm going to call the dealership and see if I can get any info on the door contacts or what it is that actually triggers the dome lights when the door is opened. I'll post my findings.
 
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I found these interior lighting wiring diagrams last night. I'm not very keen on reading these things but I think I can make a little sense of it...lol. This may help you guys out with your install. Oh yea its for the 2012 XF but i would guess its not much difference in the years. Of course test everything prior to actually connecting...
 
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I ordered my lights and they should arrive tomorrow so I'll be tackling this on Saturday. I'll let you guys know where I decided to connect and take a few pics.
 
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DONE!! So this took me ALL day but mainly because I spent hours opening and closing the door and playing with a test light to see if any of the wires were hot when the door was open and not when it was closed. In the end I went with connecting them to the foot well lights as I couldn't find a switched source in the door. I put two holes in the rubber grommets that go from the inside of the car to the door and fed a wire thru the holes from inside the car and connected that wire to the positive yellow/gray wire (+)(driver's side) and yellow/white (+)(psngr side)to the foot well lights. I then used an open wire connector and grounded the other light wire to the door. To take the door panel off I used the link I posted from "thedigital". Let me know if I can help any of you out on this.
 
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Looks fantastic!
 
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Great job, now I have to do mine. They have been sitting for far to long. I might now order the ones shown with the red lettering. My lettering is in white.
 
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Thanks Tommy

chXFS, Honestly the white circle and cat stand out more than the red jaguar lettering so u might be better off sticking with the all white.
 

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