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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:50 pm 
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Am I right in that the interior light with map lights has 3 wires, one positive with fuse, one negitive with door switch, and one constant ground?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:18 pm 
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why 3?

why not 2

1 positive to the interior lamp circut and 1 negative

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:20 pm 
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no it has three, one +ve which is activated by the doors and one +ve which is constant 12v for the map lights

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:20 pm 
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Just a cut & paste from a post many moons ago:

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The mid series light is basically the base light with the two reading/map lights tacked on the front - there are two green/yellow wires supplying power for each (dome light/reading lights) - simply join them together and attach to the car's green/yellow wire. There is only one black/blue wire - join this to the car's black/blue wire, this controls the dome light and goes through the BEM to allow fading (mid and high series BEM's). The reading lights are controlled by their respective on/off switch, which earths power through the light assy frame.
Mounting either light assy is via 4 screws

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:53 am 
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Thanks snap0964, I did do a search, but didn't find s**t, usually it's because it's fussy about what key words you use!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:41 am 
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That's okay - I remember doing that write up, so it wasn't hard to find . . . :D

 

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Yup, I recently converted mine to LEDs so am familiar with the fact the map lights don't work inless it's screwed into the roof.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:37 am 
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A Fairlane dome light with LED's is better still . . . . :D

 

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data_mine wrote:
Yup, I recently converted mine to LEDs so am familiar with the fact the map lights don't work inless it's screwed into the roof.


geez that would be nice. show us what it looks like 8-)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:32 pm 
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Nothing to see, imagine bulbs replaced with LEDs. White light instead of crappy orange/red 'white' light.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:40 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
Nothing to see, imagine bulbs replaced with LEDs. White light instead of crappy orange/red 'white' light.


did you put the LEDs in the actual dome light, or those two front map lights that you turn on and off with the switch? Because i want to do the same thing.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:56 pm 
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Both, dome light and reading/map lights.

Used a pair of frosted 8MM LEDs for the dome, and single 8mm LEDs for each maplight.

 

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I've fitted LED's to mine, just havn't fitted the light to the car yet...

 

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Happy wrote:
no it has three, one +ve which is activated by the doors and one +ve which is constant 12v for the map lights


ahh ok cheers greg!

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:22 pm 
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I've got a LED festoon but it's not bright enough. There is an LED shop that sells premade ones online, or otherwise Jaycar sells a kit (which I did) but it's not worth the money unless the price has changed.
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