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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:16 pm 
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hi all in the middle of fixing my engine but also wiring up some cornering lamps i scored for free of GAB1 just wondering how others have gone about wiring them up? so far i have modified some front indicator globe holders to fit i am planning to wire them up like fog lights so they gather the power from the parkers and have a seperate switch to turn on and off is this simple to do?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:53 am 
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Yep, Very simple....Buy a driving light wiring loom from Supercheap (They come as a pre made loom complete with relay and switch - The switch they come with are crap so I'd recommend buying a good switch while you're at it).

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Yep, Very simple....Buy a driving light wiring loom from Supercheap (They come as a pre made loom complete with relay and switch - The switch they come with are crap so I'd recommend buying a good switch while you're at it).


yeah they come with a push button switch lol im going to cut it off and join a toggle switch

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:04 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
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Yep, Very simple....Buy a driving light wiring loom from Supercheap (They come as a pre made loom complete with relay and switch - The switch they come with are crap so I'd recommend buying a good switch while you're at it).


yeah they come with a push button switch lol im going to cut it off and join a toggle switch


There are 3 wires to the switch, Power, earth and light. If you are going to use a toggle switch without a light you will only need power and earth so you won't need the light wire (Blue I think it is from memory).

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:37 pm 
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revcore wrote:
Yep, Very simple....Buy a driving light wiring loom from Supercheap (They come as a pre made loom complete with relay and switch - The switch they come with are crap so I'd recommend buying a good switch while you're at it).


yeah they come with a push button switch lol im going to cut it off and join a toggle switch


There are 3 wires to the switch, Power, earth and light. If you are going to use a toggle switch without a light you will only need power and earth so you won't need the light wire (Blue I think it is from memory).


i think there is only 2 on the one from super cheap from memory as it is only a push button but i could be wrong

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:30 pm 
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if you want i can take pics/diagrams of mine to get an idea.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:32 pm 
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if you want i can take pics/diagrams of mine to get an idea.


id appreciate it mate

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:38 pm 
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Can you access the back of the bumper to remove the vents and put the cornering lamps in from underneath the bumper of do you have to remove the headlights?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:44 pm 
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These are the same wiring kits that Supercheap sell....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IPF-STYLE-WI ... 45ee0c851f

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:49 pm 
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Can you access the back of the bumper to remove the vents and put the cornering lamps in from underneath the bumper of do you have to remove the headlights?


covers come straight off mate no need to remove hedlights

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:50 pm 
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These are the same wiring kits that Supercheap sell....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IPF-STYLE-WI ... 45ee0c851f


yep thats the one i only paid $19 for mine it was on special

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:52 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
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Can you access the back of the bumper to remove the vents and put the cornering lamps in from underneath the bumper of do you have to remove the headlights?


covers come straight off mate no need to remove hedlights


But to tighten up the nuts to secure the cornering lamps you need to get to the back of the bumper....Wondering if it's easier to remove the headlights or access them from underneath.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:58 pm 
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revcore wrote:
These are the same wiring kits that Supercheap sell....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IPF-STYLE-WI ... 45ee0c851f

much better of making your own harness, it's what i prefer to do :D

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:18 pm 
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revcore wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
revcore wrote:
Can you access the back of the bumper to remove the vents and put the cornering lamps in from underneath the bumper of do you have to remove the headlights?


covers come straight off mate no need to remove hedlights


But to tighten up the nuts to secure the cornering lamps you need to get to the back of the bumper....Wondering if it's easier to remove the headlights or access them from underneath.


you have access underneath mate you just pop ur arm undernaeth and tighten it up i can also fit my head underneath so i can just see were the screws go

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:57 pm 
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I hope all this is useful and understandable as i just spent an hour pulling the car apart to see how the whole thing works. (Lights done by auto sparky)
Anyway, this is the brand and model of relay that was used...
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This is where it is positioned..
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This is where all the corresponding wires go to
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86 - Negative wires for lamps
87 - Positive wires for lamps
85 - wire for switch in car
30 - direct to positive battery terminal

Diagram on the relay
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switch wire was fed through clutch cable hole
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wire inside the car (not always like this! lol)
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This, i think is where the lamps are controled by the parker switch, via the cigarette lighter globe. Not directly from the parkers.
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From there, the wire from the relay and the wire from the cigarette lighter globe come together and join via a toggle twitch hidden in the central glove box
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Once again, hope this helps.

 

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