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 Post subject: Need help with footwell courtesy lamps
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:42 pm 
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i started this mod an hour or so ago on my ED Gli, following the tech doco
I found the right wires however the lamps remain on even when the interior lights are off
They only turn off when the car is started
what have i done wrong?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with footwell courtesy lamps
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:55 pm 
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I'd say you've wired them in before the switch. That's is they aren't being switched by the courtesy switches in the door pillar. They are obviously on the right circuit as they turn off when you start the car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with footwell courtesy lamps
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:04 pm 
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if anyone has any pictures of the 8 pin connector and wires that would be good, im just not sure if im tapping into the right wires

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with footwell courtesy lamps
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:00 am 
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as mad max said, youve wired them into the right wires, just before it hits the door switch. can you pull one of the door switches out and work out the return wire and tap into that?
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 Post subject: Re: Need help with footwell courtesy lamps
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:21 am 
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just use a test light to find the right wire... your looking one thats earthed when the door is open and not when it is closed...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with footwell courtesy lamps
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:57 pm 
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After spending hours, trying different wires im still none the wiser
ill have another crack sometime soon when i get hold of a test light
In the meantime iv wired them to the headlights, so they come on during nite driving
Nothing to radical, just a nice soft light

thanks for the help guys

 

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