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  1. Question. Is the catch switch the only trigger for illuminating the boot light ?
  2. So far the dash light for the doors hasn't been lit . . . Yet. BUT the interior boot light still does not work!
  3. All Bar 2 wires were damaged or severed. Even the water pipe for the rear screen washer was cut almost all the way through. Replaced all the damaged wires, leaving the joins under the roof and feeding the other joins inside the hatch. The wires you see were then wrapped in electrical self amalgaming tape rather than insulation tape.
  4. Hi, Firstly I must say there some excellent threads etc on this forum. I was going to add some LED strip light in to the boot , but . .. The door open light on the dash is often on when it is shut and I recently found out the pathetic boot light isn't lighting anymore, so I checked out the threads on here for help. It seems they mostly point to broken wires in the grommet/rubber boot and or the micro switch in the lock. This is what I found when I looked in the rubber connector. Could explain a few other niggles.
  5. Usb stereo mod

    Total cost? About £10 -£15 (Less than a fiver if using a usb adapter from a pound shop)
  6. Usb stereo mod

    Finished fitting. Wiring - power - it was easy to run a cable behind the fascia,around the air pipes, back to the fuse box behind the glove box. For earth I tapped into the stereo earth. Just waiting for delivery of a piggy back fuse, for ease of wiring to the fuse box. Tip - test the terminals on the fuse box first to the make sure the piggy back is fitted the right way around.
  7. Usb stereo mod

    Test fitting
  8. Usb stereo mod

    Make room for the cables to pass through the fascia adapter
  9. Usb stereo mod

    Testing the fit
  10. Usb stereo mod

    Firstly I made a template from card. The inside gets narrower as it gets nearer the bottom, and the front isn't square versus the inside, so everything is at a slight aNike. Cut the ABS sheet to fit across the gap in the fascia adapter with a Stanley knife and a cutting disc. Finished edges with files and the due of the Stanley knife. Cut slots, so the bits slot all together. Bent it to shape using a (paint striping) heat gun. Glued it with Pipe weld glue. I don't normally get on well with glues, but this was spot on and it set solid. It's a solvent cement type glue so effectively melts the bits together - nicely of course.
  11. Usb stereo mod

    Hardwired the USB adapter. Soldered wires directly to both earth connectors and live on the usb adapter. Made safe with heat shrink and electrical self amalgam in tape (I hate cheap sticky electrical tape as the glue melts)
  12. Usb stereo mod

    And some 26mm A4 ABS sheet.
  13. Usb stereo mod

    I did something similar years ago with one from the pound shop in my old Astra, for the rear passengers, but now I need something more powerful. So I found a 2.4 amp x3 USB adapter, total 7.2 amp.