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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

Yeah once I found the right wires it was a piece of cake.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

I'll put it all in my thread so as not to spam lenny's guide

Feel free to comment and add images as much as you want to mate.
My guides are in PDF format so pages of comments and banter won't affect the inital guide.
It may help others better understand it though.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

i ordered parts for this mod, and have completed the wiring loom and the bulb holders, now its a case of fitting it, on the previous page it shows a black and white wire and an orange wire, labelled for the footwell loom, however i couldn't find these wires in behind my glove box (hence making my own) so when connecting my loom

should i look for the same wires black and orange?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

i ordered parts for this mod, and have completed the wiring loom and the bulb holders, now its a case of fitting it, on the previous page it shows a black and white wire and an orange wire, labelled for the footwell loom, however i couldn't find these wires in behind my glove box (hence making my own) so when connecting my loom

should i look for the same wires black and orange?

No Vince mate,
If you didnt have the bulb sockets, then you wont have power in the orange cable neither.
You now have two options.
Option A
Run a feed to the interior light loom
Splice blue for positive
Black for negative
This will power the footwell lighting when doors are opened etc.

Option B
Purchase an illuminated ignition ring light
The come supplied with loom to filter the cables on the interior light.
So you can splice the footwell lighting to the ignition ring .

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

thanks for that glad i asked, ok well as it stands i currently awaiting my ignition ring (due the end of this month) so probably better to wait and splice into that loom (blue +ve, black -ve) and add in the new loom to the interior light,

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

thanks for that glad i asked, ok well as it stands i currently awaiting my ignition ring (due the end of this month) so probably better to wait and splice into that loom (blue +ve, black -ve) and add in the new loom to the interior light,

No problem,
Better to wait for the ignition ring to arrive,
Because the loom on it has moulded connectors to filter the loom so you can easily splice in to it at the drivers footwell.
Please upload some pictures when complete.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

yeh shame it such a long wait :( yh want dya want to see, the splicing? just out of interest has anyone got a pic of the connection to the ignition ring? im wondering how far down im going to splice

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

yeh shame it such a long wait :( yeah what dya want to see, the splicing? just out of interest has anyone got a pic of the connection to the ignition ring? im wondering how far down im going to splice

The illuminated footwells
Splicing would be 4-5 inches down from the ignition key hole.
Peel the sleeve like a banna,
Wrap copper connection from footwell loom around it and tape seperatly with pvc tape.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

yeh np, just got to decided what colour leds bulb to buy now, :wacko:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

If you look at the fitting guide on my signature the connections should be visible.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

yeh np, just got to decided what colour leds bulb to buy now, :wacko:

You should fit the rear footwell lighting while your there and waiting a couple of weeks anyways.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

thanks stoney,

and yeh lenny, the rears dont get used much so dont need the lights currently but its good that its only a couple of wires away :)

on a side note just ordered some blue Led t10 bulbs, should look nice with the blue ignition ring :P

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Good choice. :D

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

some bad news guys,

i removed the trim on both sides, fed the loom through, then tried to fit the bulb holders into the hole and lock it, then came puttin the bulb in and found that i had crsuhed the contacts inside and the bulb would not go in, :( luckily this was on the first of the lights so the other holder is fine, i wonder whether there is some hard plastic lock holders rather than rubber?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

With that holder you can push up on the wires and the contacts will slide out of the rubber bit.
That will allow you to straighten the contacts up.

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