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Relay chatter from dimming dome lights


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euph111 
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Posted: January 19, 2018 at 6:20 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote euph111
Hello, I am not too knowledgeable in electrical components but like to do things myself. Looking for some help here.
2018 Subaru WRX
I installed LED lights (Opt-7 AURA LEDs) in the footwells and I want them to turn on when 1) the parking lights are on and when 2) the dome lights are on.
A problem I have is that with my dome lights, they dim on and dim off causing the relay to chatter while dimming. With the help of an old topic (https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=131153) I drew up a diagram that should resolve the chatter. I'm hoping if you can check it:
Relay chatter from dimming dome lights - Last Post -- posted image.
Question 1: Am I using the correct diodes 1N4004, 400v, 1A?
Question 2: Am I using the correct capacitor 1000uF, 25v? If so, is it in the right place and do I connect the long and or the short end of the cap to the positive?
Question 3: Will this even stop the chatter from the dimming dome lights?
Thank you for your help.
No need to read on but this is why I want to wire it this way. I want the footwell lights to turn on while I'm driving at night (which is why I want them on with the parking lights) and I want the lights to turn on as I'm getting in/out of the car (which is why I want them on with the dome lights).
i am an idiot 
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Posted: January 19, 2018 at 10:13 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote i am an idiot
All is good with the diagram. The negative side of the capacitor will be marked. It will eliminate the chatter.
euph111 
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Posted: January 19, 2018 at 10:49 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote euph111
Nice, thank you.

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