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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:22 pm 
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Just added 2x high bright white leds and got the lens cover for the rear console light (just under the rear air vents) that lights up the footwells... i got the wires all running to the front and i want to tap into the wiring that goes to the ignition key light so that they are only on when you open your doors or turn interior light on, i have a 98 AU and there is a 20-30 pin connector behind the steering wheel, im guessing thats what i tap into, but i dont know which two colours i need to wire too (the positive and negative that go to ignition light) Any help would be appreciated, need it done asap so need quick reply, ta

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:20 pm 
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anyone?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:38 am 
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Firstly, Id look at the doco section and see if there is anything there to help.

My next guess (trying to remember how I did this in my EF) is to trace a wiring diagram from somewhere.

If it helps, in the EF the wires were green and yellow from memory. That was the ones near the ignition leading down to the cigeratte lighter.

Thats all from memory, dont know if its much help.
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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:57 am 
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Are there footwell globes on your AU in the front? Tap into them if so.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:19 am 
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no there arnt, unfortunately i only got two options, the ignition key light or the roof light, and ill be buggered if im going to run a wire all the way around and up to the roof...

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:25 am 
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Wouldnt be too bad if you just run the wire in the roof carpet down between the little bit between the two doors (if you get what i mean)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:20 pm 
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thats a lot of hard work though and means i have to stip my roof carpet off?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:21 pm 
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Hmm maybe you could try get away with it by taking off the roof light, connecting in the wires, then running in down by sort of sliding it through and guiding it through the carpet. I usually do stuff like that coz I don't like pulling s**t apart :P.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:30 pm 
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meh its all done, wired up an extra light that goes in the center console aswell as the curosy lights, so i can see how many 5c peices i have left in there. ran the wire down the middle up and then up the steering column to meet with the wires that are used for the ignition key light...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:18 am 
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So its done and working?
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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:31 am 
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yep :)

 

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