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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:00 pm 
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How do you upgrade the courtesy light in an EF fairmont (roof mounted) from a standard light to an NL Fairlane model light, with the map reading lights? Are there extra wires required to run the map lights?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:03 pm 
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i would think so, as the normal light is activated once the doors open, so there is only power at that light when the door opens, and id assume those map lights can be switched on when ever, so you would have to run a an active and return wire up to the light, to put power onto the map switches, then once the switch is pressed they turn on, not only when the doors are open

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:07 pm 
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futuras & above have lights which are switch-activated from the light itself - so extra wires shouldn't be necessary. i'd led to believe its just reconnecting the wires to the new light, and ensuring you have the correct base-plate for it as well.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:12 pm 
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Is there a technical document that can help me?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:02 pm 
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No new wires needed. The current interior light has a positive wire, and earths through the door switches. The map lights run off the same positive wire, and earth through the earth screw which holds the light up. So no new wires ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:05 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
No new wires needed. The current interior light has a positive wire, and earths through the door switches. The map lights run off the same positive wire, and earth through the earth screw which holds the light up. So no new wires ;)


no no no ... lol I've just done this mod. I'll put a pic up one day ... the low series dome light loom only has two wires. The high series dome light looms have three wires.

One earth, one switch 12v hooked up to the doors and one constant 12v for the map lights.

Get a loom - it will make things a million times easier, you will also need the high series roof lining, makes that easy also - everything just plugs in then!!

 

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