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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:47 pm 
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Hey,

I have a 1995 EF Futura. I would like to do the door handle lights mod. Could i tap into the power window cables (neg and pos) to power the led in each door? (Front Only)

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:17 pm 
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No. There is no power to the motors until a switch is pressed.

I think you can use the power wire to the door lock motor, as that is a constant 12v, its just the ground that is switched.

Hook one side of the LED into that and ground the other side onto the door frame somewhere.
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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:01 pm 
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Yeah, use the yellow wire that changes to red on the door lock actuator loom.
You'll need to run an earth wire back through the door loom conduit to splice to the courtesy light switch wire.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:34 pm 
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well i ran wire from the door back into the center console. Those power cables to the door lock and power windows motor works. But when the car is switched off they stay on. Doesn't matter ive sorted it out now Cheers
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