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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:51 am 
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Yeah Fras why are you logged ina s snap?
We take turns, didn't you know?? :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:16 pm 
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How much wire do you recommend i buy from the wreckers??
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:18 pm 
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How much wire do you recommend i buy from the wreckers??


just go to any electronics shop, and get the cheapest speaker wire - get 10m or so, and you'll have more than enough - shouldn't cost you more than a few dollars

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:18 pm 
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i have been quoted $40 including postage fo 6" of wire with the bulb holders, i just need an idea if its worth that or am i able to do cheaper?
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:32 pm 
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i have been quoted $40 including postage fo 6" of wire with the bulb holders, i just need an idea if its worth that or am i able to do cheaper?
A few questions for you:
1. Have you read the doco mentioned earlier?
2. What bulb holders and parts does it recommend you use?
3. What other prices have you got, and where are they from, and for what items?
4. What wreckers have you called, what prices are they quoting you, have you put to them what you want to do and what have they recommended?

Let us know your answers, so we can help you.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:01 am 
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how can you install this lamp on a AU?
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:57 am 
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snap0964 - 1 - yes i have read the doco
2 - it says use wedge based holders but i dont know where i can get these from cos i tried autobarn n supercrap but neither had them
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:26 am 
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snap0964 - 1 - yes i have read the doco
2 - it says use wedge based holders but i dont know where i can get these from cos i tried autobarn n supercrap but neither had them
And your answers for 3 & 4 ????

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm 
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I paid 2.50 each for mine at the wreckers the otehr day, I hooked them up to speaker wire that I had laying around, like 10m fr 10 dollars,

Ie dont pay $40.
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:05 pm 
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still workin on 3 and 4
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:50 pm 
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ok i have bulb holders now with about 2 cm of wire now all i need to do is get the wire, i was just wondering if 3mm 10 Amp wire will do both earth and live?
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:23 pm 
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ok i have bulb holders now with about 2 cm of wire now all i need to do is get the wire, i was just wondering if 3mm 10 Amp wire will do both earth and live?
Revisit the doco and earlier replies - your answers are already there . . . .

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:37 pm 
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how friggin long can a thread about footwell lamps go on for???

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:09 pm 
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sorry guys just askin a lot of stupid questions cos i do a lot of stupid things and i wanted to make sure i do it right. Will keep you posted on how i go. Cheers!
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THis is how I did mine, and I did it a few days ago.

I used the light above my igintion barrell, easy to access.

You need to take your dash surround out. The doco on that can be found here: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=1 . Its about halfway down the page.

Once dash is out, you need to fiigure out how to run the wire. Cut a length needed (include extra so it can maneourve over things). Do the same wires first. I went green/yellow wire under the steering column o the green/yellow wire in the bulb holder.Then I did black/blue in the same fashion.

If you ever get electronics from another car, try to always get a bit of wiring as well, just to make it easier.

Does that help?
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