Good job. I'm going to guess those empty plugs are for the optional door sill lights and/or optional lighted running boards
the truck interior is something of a black coal hole for me when i jump into it as mine came with no led lights in the footwells front or rear or below the bench seat in the rear where i have a storage bin. overhead lights are plain awful
honda sells separately for ridgeline and pilot a harness that just plugs into a socket located in both the driver footwell and the pax footwell. it is cheap and has a split for forward and rear wiring if desired. harness is complete with fuse holder and a two amp fuse. one harness could be used for entire truck i guess as opening any of the doors powers both footwell sockets. power is shut off after say 15 seconds. i assume all trucks have the socket for it is used for the oem footwell lighting or the illuminated sills. i bought two harness for $12 ea on line. if you download instructions for the illuminated door sill trim a lot of good info is there
for under $10 you can get 15 feet of led tape. blue for me to match the display colour. cheap deutsch connectors which were well made and solid allows the leds to be disconnected from the oem harness. rigid led aluminium channel is just fixed to the vehicle with adhesive velcro. could just go with the led adhesive tape but it looks dodgy and on plastic with summer heat...
so a bit of soldering and some hookup wire and leds in footwell. good for my needs now
amazon searchingWhere did you get the " cheap deutsch connectors "
just download the info for installation of the illuminated sills. really good info on what to do complete with picsIs the open plug that this harness connects to behind the kick panel?
a new truck is probably not the best thing to play with but you may be surprised at the kindness of strangers. some one would probably be happy to help you. just need to find some one close and of like mindWould love to do this mod, but would have to look into further as I've no experience with stuff like this
Could you please point me in the right direction to this download? Thank you in advance.just download the info for installation of the illuminated sills. really good info on what to do complete with pics
What LED strips did you go with?I finally received my harness from Honda parts and the led strips from Amazon through Shenzen China of course. I had to pull off the side panel from the dashboard (2 clips and used a putty blade to pry the panel off) and the pulled the plastic panel below the steering columns (more push on clips and easy to pull by hand) and found the accessory connector up behind all the other panel switch wires. Put the accessory harness on and cut off the connector from the added harness (you get two connectors on the accessory harness) and wired on the strip leds for the driver side. Peeled off the stick on tape and put it on the bottom of the lower trim panel and it lights up the driver footwell area nicely now. I have 3 more of the stick on strips so if this works out ok then I'll put on some more later after the testing. But it looks good for now.
Update: 9/30/2020 - Still working well. Never did put the other side on. Only really care about drivers side anyway.