rear dome light

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by Bennett, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Bennett

    Bennett Active Member Administrator

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    I should build a how to article possibly. My stupid camera is broke and I just found out the parts are on backorder! #-o (Nelson from simpsons "Ha ha"), but when I fix it, I can show how I ran the wires. It was pretty easy to do, just fished the wire above the headliner towards the hole where the rear ceiling handgrips are and then I just worked it down into the B pillar.

    But ask away when you get it.

    Bennett
     
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    Oh yeah another tip!!

    I almost forgot. I put my light under a photo copier and made a scale paper model of it. So that I could cut it out to make template on the ceiling. This really worked out well. But you have to make sure the copier outputs the same dimensions.

    I think I went through like 25 sheets of paper before I got it right, but it was a good work project. lol.

    But if I look at a camera, I gotta get sony, cause I got all sony memstick cards.

    Bennett
     
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    CF is cheap as hell, and you wouldnt need much for a backup cam :)

    Good tip on the light!

    -Blu
     
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    Ok bennett - I got the light from silverlib (thanks!) - looking at it- how does it "stick" to the headliner? Just those 2 little things on the side? Haven't really spent any time tryin to figure it out, but at first glance it looked odd.

    -Blu
     
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    i was just about to ask you if you got it yet...
     
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    Yeah those two little things go above the headline and the other side of it "clips" in when the light is shut.

    Bennett
     
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    If you have any concerns about overloading the BCM, go to your local electronics parts shop and pick up a relay for about 50c. Drive the relay from the same circuit as the other lights, and send 12V straight from the battery (via a fuse) through the relay switch into the light.

    That way you're hardly touching the current draw from the BCM.
     
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    Yea, I was going to do that originally then talked to some electrical engineers to discover there would be too much EMI noise created by the relay and actually *could* be worse to the BCM.

    But, the light still is working fine connected to the BCM.