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Old 03-18-2002, 06:59   #1 (permalink)
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Electric Question

Couple of questions for you sparky's out there....

How would I make the interior light in my car dim, when all car doors are closed, mcuh the same way it does in an ED fairmont ghia, or any new luxury car? And then turn off when you turn the ignition on??

And also, How would you wire the front lights so that when you have them on, then turn the car off, and then open the door, they automatically switch on? But if you want them to stay on you turn the switch off, and then back on. Its a very cool feture that VS crummydores have. Not sure on AU's. Would it be with the use of some simple logic gates??

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Old 03-18-2002, 10:33   #2 (permalink)
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i'm no sparky but you can get a diimer kit for the interior light from jAYCAr
http://www.jaycar.com.au/

i'm not sure if this is any help but usefull link anyways
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Thanks for that. I'll have a look at there website
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Just bought my Interior light delay kit from jaycar and have a quick question. There are 2 different circuits you can build, Circuit A for door switches that connect to +12V(battery positive) or circuit B for those that switch to ground(battery negative or chassis) .


This has me little stumped. I assume it would be circuit A?

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BTW its an XF car.
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don't b shy just ring and ask em

mines still sitting beside me in a packet so can you let me know plz


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Open the bonnet and check which cable go's to ground at the battery..Neg ground I think??? CHECK!!!!!
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Open the bonnet and check which cable go's to ground at the battery..Neg ground I think??? CHECK!!!!!
Yeh i know -ve is ground but does the light operate by being grounded or +12v being fed to the light switch???
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It might be harder than you think on later models some are integrated with Smartlock to the extend that if the bulb is blown the car won't start. But Fords usually have a switch between earth and the dome light. Easy to check take cover off light and try grounding both sides one at a time with a test lead if it lights up you know the answer.
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Hey dude !
Im assuming that your installing this on your XF ???

If so, then there is no smartlock module, or BEM to worry about, (Unlike the Newer models :crazy1: )
Anyway, the Door trigger is negative on your model.

I cant remember the circuit exactly, (I installed the same thing on a VK Calais, and modded the circuit a little so as it would work with an alarm), But I think that all you need to do with the Jaycar cct is connect to
consant power, (Eg Interior lamp fuse),
Ground (Can be chassis etc),
and one door switch.

Thats is it ! Very sweet little cct. I must add.
While you are at it, check out underneath the floor wells for the front seats, (where you place your feet). You may notice that there are holes that you can place further bulbs/bulb holders, that were available for Fairmont Ghia's etc.
Bulb and holder should not cost you any more that $3.00 each from a wrecker, and make the car light up very nicely !!!

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It might be harder than you think on later models some are integrated with Smartlock to the extend that if the bulb is blown the car won't start. But Fords usually have a switch between earth and the dome light. Easy to check take cover off light and try grounding both sides one at a time with a test lead if it lights up you know the answer.
My ef allways started with no bulb in the dome light, i took it out for those special moments in the back seat. and you wanted to get back in the front without climbing over seats.. or be seen...
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