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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:24 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Please accept my apologies if this has been explained in a previous thread.

A while ago there was a doc about upgrading the interior light in and EF/EL.. It doesnt seem to be there anymore..

Can anyone help?

Thanks a lot
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:25 pm 
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What do you wish to do?
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:30 pm 
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well at a guess I would say upgrade to the fairmong/fairlane interior light with the map reading lights etc.

You'll need the light (obviously) the mounting bracket and also need to run an extra wire up to it for a permanent 12v source.

Shouldn't be too hard to do.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:34 pm 
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Yeah thst the one, upgrade from stocky dodgy one to one with map lights.

The doc said that we could use the same wires as the orignal. I thought I had it saved/printed somewhere.

Thanks for your qyuick reply guys!
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:37 pm 
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if you want to have the 'fade-out' feature as well, i'm pretty sure you need to upgrade your BEM to a mid-series one - i.e from a futura/fairmont/ghia etc.

also do the footwell lamps whilst you're at it - just did mine on the weekend, and VERY happy with it!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:40 pm 
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Hmm... footwell lamps.... sounds interesting. I was reading that one too.

DAMN YOU FORDMODS!! MAKING ME DO COOL THINGS!!! haha!
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:41 pm 
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LukeHazard wrote:
Hmm... footwell lamps.... sounds interesting. I was reading that one too.

DAMN YOU FORDMODS!! MAKING ME DO COOL THINGS!!! haha!


took me about 3/4's of an hour - that included drinking beer/piss-f@rt around etc - hehe and blowing 2 fuses, and burning myself with solder twice :P

but at night, looks very good - i just need some decent bulbs to throw in there now! i want white light, not yellow... more money... :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:52 pm 
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Anyone have the doc saved or anything?
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:06 pm 
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LukeHazard wrote:
Yeah thst the one, upgrade from stocky dodgy one to one with map lights.

The doc said that we could use the same wires as the orignal. I thought I had it saved/printed somewhere.

Thanks for your qyuick reply guys!


No, you need to run a 12v perm wire... the gli is only active when the doors are open or the interior light is switched on. If you want a map light on you'll need to run 12v. The fairmont harness has three wires going up there.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:14 pm 
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Hmm.. ok.

Will have to have a play. Remember the doc said something about a jumper wire or something. (Stupid memory)

Thanks for your help dude, appreciate it!
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:18 pm 
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Yeah this new one has three wires
2 X yellow and green
1 X Blue and Black
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:46 pm 
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How hard was it to do Bob, and what did you do to the door trims? Insert Fairmonts or cut them open? Got pics at all?
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How hard was it to do Bob, and what did you do to the door trims? Insert Fairmonts or cut them open? Got pics at all?


the footwells aren't in the door trims mate - thats the courtsey lamps - which is next on the list! :P there are already spaces for where the bulbs are to go - one in each of the front footwells, and one in the back of the centre console, facing the back. just needed to run some wires so that when the interior lamp goes on, the footwells come on! i've got the courtsey lamps here too, just need to cut them into my current trims :wink:

 

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uglybob wrote:
LukeHazard wrote:
Hmm... footwell lamps.... sounds interesting. I was reading that one too.

DAMN YOU FORDMODS!! MAKING ME DO COOL THINGS!!! haha!


took me about 3/4's of an hour - that included drinking beer/piss-f@rt around etc - hehe and blowing 2 fuses, and burning myself with solder twice :P

but at night, looks very good - i just need some decent bulbs to throw in there now! i want white light, not yellow... more money... :roll:


Do you have any pics ugly bob? ;)
I wana see if its worth doing to my el xr8?!
If it looks good, ill deffinately do it! :)

Cheers!
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uglybob wrote:
LukeHazard wrote:
Hmm... footwell lamps.... sounds interesting. I was reading that one too.

DAMN YOU FORDMODS!! MAKING ME DO COOL THINGS!!! haha!


took me about 3/4's of an hour - that included drinking beer/piss-f@rt around etc - hehe and blowing 2 fuses, and burning myself with solder twice :P

but at night, looks very good - i just need some decent bulbs to throw in there now! i want white light, not yellow... more money... :roll:


Do you have any pics ugly bob? ;)
I wana see if its worth doing to my el xr8?!
If it looks good, ill deffinately do it! :)

Cheers!


no worries :wink: will get photos tonite when it gets dark! :P

 

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