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  • TMM
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    Originally posted by GTREA View Post
    R32 GTR

    All done now, wired as per above advice.....just did'nt seem to make sense at the time (wiring lights earth into something that had power)
    It would measure 12v with a multimeter, but as soon as you try and draw a decent amount of current off it, it would drop dramatically because it's going through a relay or globe .

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  • GTREA
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    R32 GTR

    All done now, wired as per above advice.....just did'nt seem to make sense at the time (wiring lights earth into something that had power)

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  • irsa76
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    What car? Might already have wiring inplace.
    For my VS I just tapped off the wire leading to the interior light up the driver's A pillar.

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  • Tripper
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    Originally posted by GTREA View Post
    Cool thanks, I was going to try that, but found it strange that the door switch wire i'll be earthing to has power already?
    you will always have power on one side of a switch, in this case its going battery -> light -> door switch -> ground/earth. Much the same as the bonnet switches used on car alarms

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  • GTREA
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    Originally posted by takai View Post
    Generally the ground is an earth, so when the door is open it earths and completes the circuit.

    In that case you wire +ve to permanent 12v and the earth to the door switch.
    Cool thanks, I was going to try that, but found it strange that the door switch wire i'll be earthing to has power already?

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  • takai
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    Generally the ground is an earth, so when the door is open it earths and completes the circuit.

    In that case you wire +ve to permanent 12v and the earth to the door switch.

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  • GTREA
    started a topic Footwell Lighting

    Footwell Lighting

    Ok.

    So I want to install some footwell lighting activated with the interior light for both the front seat passengers, and some mounted under the front seats for the rear passengers.

    Install is done

    But, My problem is hooking into the door jam interior light switch.

    There is only one wire coming out the back of it.

    It is live (+) when door is closed, and has no power when door is open, which is the reverse of what I want, and the reverse of how the interior light operates.

    Where should I be hooking these footwell lights Positive and earth wires?
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