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Old 12-05-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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Is there any fanatics in the NE Ohio area that's adept in electrical. I've been stumped in getting these door locks to illuminate. I have a ZX3 with manual windows and no power window connector. If any other crankers succeeded in this project, kindly offer your advice or a how-to please. Thank you.


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Old 12-05-2016, 06:56 PM   #2
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I would imagine that you'd have to tap into something that turns on when the car is on, like maybe the radio circuit
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:16 PM   #3
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Does it has to be a hot wire? I tried three headlight switch wires and it was a no go on two but the third it will flicker when I turn the car off. No joy in that.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:44 PM   #4
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I would imagine that you you have 2 wires coming from the switch. 1 for hot, 1 for ground. Make sure you're grounded & make sure you have actual power when the car turns on. You could possibly have a bad switch
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:45 PM   #5
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Any suggestions? I have two things wired to the headlight switch so that's eliminated. Would I need thicker wire perhaps?
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Shouldn't need a thicker wire. Have you tried just running a jumper wire from the switch to the power source & another jumper to the ground? To eliminate the switch being bad
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:22 PM   #7
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The switch works fine and no I haven't tried using a jumper wire.
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The switch may operate perfectly, but the wiring/circuitry inside might have been damaged at some point not allowing it to illuminate properly
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:57 AM   #9
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Okay. I'll look more into it since i have the day off.
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Still a no go, either no illumination or flickers when the car is off. Currently it's wired to the light switch. Positive is hooked to pin 8 (skinny grn/black) and negative on 13 I think. I know it's the sole black wire on the harness. What am I doing wrong here? I have the trunk button and some glow pedals wired to the headlight switch and all three components works fine.

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