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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:58 pm 
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After footwell lights in my EF. Bought them but where can I wire them up to to make them come on when the doors are open and when the interior light is switched on?

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:10 pm 
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wire it up to the interia light, or from the body control modual if a ef has one.
or u could wire it up to the door switch but then only the light on the switch that is opend would turn on
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:24 pm 
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Yeah but where abouts (physically) can I connect it up to?

TJ did his (EL) and put them up to just above the rear driver side seat. Had a look in my EF and didnt look the same so I thought I would ask.
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:37 pm 
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Yeah but where abouts (physically) can I connect it up to?
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=24 pretty much covers it - you can separate the 2 steering column plastic cover surrounds (undo the 2 phillips head screws), and locate the two wires to the ign key illumination.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:43 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
Yeah but where abouts (physically) can I connect it up to?
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=24 pretty much covers it - you can separate the 2 steering column plastic cover surrounds (undo the 2 phillips head screws), and locate the two wires to the ign key illumination.


dylan - listen to this man! :P exactly what i did - spliced them all from there - works perfectly :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:29 am 
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What i did was i put scotch locks on the glove box light cable. I know scotch locks are not good but i thought the wont be moving so i thought they would be good enoguh. Then i earthed the globes to the cable that goes to the switches on the doors. It cost me about $10 to do the whole lot. I was happy with it.

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:17 pm 
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What i did was i put scotch locks on the glove box light cable. I know scotch locks are not good but i thought the wont be moving so i thought they would be good enoguh. Then i earthed the globes to the cable that goes to the switches on the doors. It cost me about $10 to do the whole lot. I was happy with it.

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May i just ask what a scotch lock is? :oops:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:33 pm 
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its a blue little plastic thing. It a a piece of plastic that folds in half and has a piece of metal that goes through on one side. This piece of metal has two slits in it which is skinier than wire and when you squeeze the lock the piece of metal cuts the skin of the wire touching the two pieces of metal and completing the join.

Did i confuse you, oh well its hard to describe. Bunnings will have them. I am not sure of the price but they cant be too expensive.
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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:40 pm 
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Yeah you did confuse us.

Thanks for all that info, will wire it up in a few days.

AS a side note did some more interior work, will post up pics tomorrow.
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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:46 am 
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Is there anywhere else where I can wire them up, there isalot of wires aaorund that steering column.
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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:49 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
Is there anywhere else where I can wire them up, there isalot of wires aaorund that steering column.


if you take the cover off the steering column dylan, you will find the wires the lead to the courtsey light for the ignition barrel - so just use those ones mate :wink: you can't miss 'em!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:05 pm 
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Yeah alright... :roll:
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Yeah alright... :roll:


haha come on man! honestly - thats the easiest spot to splice the wires from - it was that, or taking it from the centre light in the roof :? which i really wasn't looking forward to trying!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:57 pm 
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Yeah I just cant be bothereed it takes effort Fras....I just waqnt to lay ere on my comfy bed and cry :cry:
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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:16 pm 
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Yeah I just cant be bothereed it takes effort Fras....I just waqnt to lay ere on my comfy bed and cry :cry:


took me a grand total of 1 hour to wire up my 3 footwell lamps - and that included beer & food stops, as well as my mates trying to piss me off :wink: so its not that big an effort!

*coming from the man who's had 2 x courtsey lamps sitting on the floor of his room for 2 months*

 

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