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 Post subject: revers lights
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:13 pm 
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hey guys, im interested in what you would think about having an over-ride swith for my reversing light in my 92' EBII GLI just to trip people out, and if it isnt too bad of an idea, how would i go about this?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:16 am 
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simply find the reverse light power wire from your harness somewhere (out of the e.c.u), or even the power wire from the switch on top of the gearbox. put a switch in it mount wherever u like probably in the centre console would be the best.....

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:07 pm 
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ohk, so you dont think that it would cause any problems? and the other thing is, i dont see how a sitch is goin to make them work if t isnt in reverse as the power is sent when the revese gear is selected, what i want to do is bypas this with out causing any damage or problems other then user error (ie. leaving the switch on while driving)

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:12 pm 
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haha, yeah i think you'll find he meant to turn the reverse lights off when in reverse.
Now if you mean to turn it on, I guess you could run a second relay via a switch in the dash etc like when setting up driving lights.

Other thought is run a secondary line to bypass the reversing sensor switch, which goes via a switch on the dash.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:22 pm 
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can i ask why you would bother and is that even legal?
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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:06 am 
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phatba wrote:
can i ask why you would bother


Because he's 17

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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:08 am 
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can i ask why you would bother and is that even legal?


No Jeff its not legal & if you ask me its a bloody stupid idea! :evil:
Having been hit by a car that was reversing in woolies carpark with no reverse lights, I really hope he leaves them alone.

What seems like a good idea at 17yrs old will look completly different to you at the age of 40.

Sorry dude, but this post hit a nerve in me- :(

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:13 am 
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it sounds like he wants to turn them on while in a forward gear to make people at trafic lights think he is going to reverse into them..

if so thats just a stupid thing to do..

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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:13 am 
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Yes, I do think he means turning it ON when he's NOT reversing to freak people out. Which I guess is a lot better than having it off when he IS reversing.

Still a bit of a wank of a thing to do though.
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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:39 am 
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dude, dont f**k with ur wiring. one wire here could stop ur car from running. or atleast, thats just what happens when ur 17. but i remember, only accident ive been involved in was in red rooster drive thru, dikhed in a ve went past the window, reversed back, an forgot to put it back in drive, he saw me n my mate laughing at the fact he drove too far, so he got his food an took off, bang, straight into the front of my ef. i left him a decent amount of room tho, i saw his reverse lights on an thought "well, anything could happen" an hey, it did
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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:15 pm 
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ok, well i do mean to put the reverse lights on with out the reverse gear being selected. not the other way, that idea is stupid. i also don't intend on doing it in traffic. just thouht it would be a good trick to show my mates.

now if i was to run another power wire from the battery to a switch then the reverse lights, where would you suggest to run the power line to on the reverse lights wiring.. because i am worried about that power being sent back into the ECU and damaging it...

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:38 am 
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ok, well i do mean to put the reverse lights on with out the reverse gear being selected. not the other way, that idea is stupid. i also don't intend on doing it in traffic. just thouht it would be a good trick to show my mates.

now if i was to run another power wire from the battery to a switch then the reverse lights, where would you suggest to run the power line to on the reverse lights wiring.. because i am worried about that power being sent back into the ECU and damaging it...



so after all the comments you got here u still want too do it :roll: :roll: :roll: hope you grow up soon mate
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dude, dont f**k with ur wiring. one wire here could stop ur car from running. or atleast, thats just what happens when ur 17. but i remember, only accident ive been involved in was in red rooster drive thru, dikhed in a ve went past the window, reversed back, an forgot to put it back in drive, he saw me n my mate laughing at the fact he drove too far, so he got his food an took off, bang, straight into the front of my ef. i left him a decent amount of room tho, i saw his reverse lights on an thought "well, anything could happen" an hey, it did

:D Please allow me to assist you in your enquiries!
As a general rule of thumb, if numerous members disagree with you then it usually suggests your idea "Sucks" :oops:
Furthermore if you enquiries are ignorned, give it a bloody rest. :evil:
In conclusion I think it is safe to say that the moderators of this site would not like their site associated with illegal-dangerous or just plain bloody stupid mods.( I may be wrong-as I was wrong once in 1978)
I also think that gmgelfalcon would get a huge laugh when you flick em on & he slams it in reverse & plows into the car behind.
Hope this helps & if you need any more assistance dont hesitate to ask the motor authority in your state,Im sure they will only be to happy to help!

 

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 Post subject: ok
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:44 pm 
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ok dc357, for your peace of mind and others, i will not be attempting this, as you and others have pointed out, this is not a good idea, i want you to know that i signed up to this site in hope for advise as i dont know everything. i feel i am getting great opinions from you all and good ideas from other posts on the site also, thank you all for your help and i look forward to other conversations in the future.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:55 pm 
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TeKnO wrote:
ok dc357, for your peace of mind and others, i will not be attempting this, as you and others have pointed out, this is not a good idea, i want you to know that i signed up to this site in hope for advise as i dont know everything. i feel i am getting great opinions from you all and good ideas from other posts on the site also, thank you all for your help and i look forward to other conversations in the future.


HURRAY!!! a 17 year old that actually listened to reason,there is hope for my daughters yet!!!!!:)

 

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