I did the ambient lighting modification to my '05 GT. It had MyColor, but I chose to ignore it.
Before kits like this were locally available (http://www.homedepot.com/p/ADX-16-4-...uite/205376815
), I scouted eBay and found this (http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw...d=360497787501
). Adding a roll of LEDs, also from eBay and some double-sided 3M automotive tape and a roll of 4 conductor wire from Radio Shack (I think it was for alarm systems or doorbells) filled out the BOM. For power, I tapped a open lead under the center console. My memory is foggy, but I thought it was for illuminating the automatic transmission indicators. Since my GT was a manual, that lead was free.
The power converter lived in the center console, out of the way of the shifter and invisible to the occupants, then the 4-conductor was snaked through the area under the HVAC/radio and fed to the LED strips. I recall snipping the OEM end off the power lead and replacing it with a generic M/F lead from some auto parts store, so I could easily remove the setup.*
It was much more convenient to slide my finger over the little remote control to pick the right color vs. navigating Ford's MyColor menu.
The best place to put the lights was at the bottom edge of the dash - right where your knees or shins would be. Tape the strips behind that area so the illumination is towards the firewall or towards the floor. The last thing you want to see is those bright LEDs. I recall having to use small zip ties, as well. The same leads were fed to the door sills, driving those.
*This setup did come out of the car before I sold it. The buyer didn't know it was there, so no loss to them. I haven't had the time to put it into my '14, but maybe I'll put it in tonight or tomorrow.
Writing this, I'm genuinely missing my manual transmission. Luckily, I have one in my garage, so I think I'll go for a drive! (never mind the fact that I just got back from a drive)
You know, fellas, we have it good. The world is on fire all around us, people are killing each other, lawlessness can be found at every level of government, our liberties are being stripped at every opportunity, more Americans are out of work or seeking welfare than ever... still, we can be grateful we aren't in the pitiful situation of being Chevy owners. It's no wonder their cars look angry.