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Old 03-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #31
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Thanks OP! I just did this mod while I was cleaning my car. Just a note, you can wire the grounds on the lock switches to the grounds that are already on the plug, so you only have to run the power wire, and just jump the ground on the Lock plug.

so you mean u just to to stick it in an empty socket?
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:56 PM   #32
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No, on each of the Lock plugs, there are three wires connecting to it, the black one is a ground. So instead of running another ground wire from Window Switches to the Lock switch, I just ran a small piece of wire from the existing black wire to the #5 socket on the Lock switch. Thus jumping the ground.

BTW drove around tonight when it was dark... it's so sick to see those switches light up, for only like 25 minutes of work.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:14 PM   #33
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so are the leds on 24/7 or do they come on with the headlights?
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:23 PM   #34
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They come on with the with parking lights, the same as the window switches.
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No, on each of the Lock plugs, there are three wires connecting to it, the black one is a ground. So instead of running another ground wire from Window Switches to the Lock switch, I just ran a small piece of wire from the existing black wire to the #5 socket on the Lock switch. Thus jumping the ground.

BTW drove around tonight when it was dark... it's so sick to see those switches light up, for only like 25 minutes of work.
hmm i got a lil confused sorry u mind making a mini diagram in paint (i'm a visual learner) it's much appreciated but i was wonder couldn't u just cut the existing wires when you go to wire the lock LEDs and where u would put ur connector u would twist the lock LED wire with the window LED and put them in the other side of the connector and crush both ends of the connector so the are stuck in there and you could do this with all of them and you know that there is a better connection then just jamming the tinned wires in a socket where they can possible become loose and fall out?

if you can't understand this i will draw it out in paint ;)
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:22 PM   #36
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that is the longest sentence i've ever read!

you can get the wire tappers which work better then anything else. they are just a couple bucks from autozone
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that is the longest sentence i've ever read!
Sorry sometimes I get to lazy to make proper punctuation.
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Now to take the switches apart to put the red LED's in them. and make the pass window switch a auto down too. Fricking lame how they never do that. gerrrrr.
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i'm not sure about making a pass. window switch auto but to open the switches to get to the led use a very sharp flat head screw driver and slowly pry it open be careful
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Now to take the switches apart to put the red LED's in them. and make the pass window switch a auto down too. Fricking lame how they never do that. gerrrrr.
Now that would be awesome. To have the passenger side auto down from the drivers side window controls. Just push both buttons instead of holding the passenger one till the window is all the way open. I hate holding that button down in city driving.
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