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Postby ofey » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:20 pm

Wiring is NOT There but you can pull it from the ceiling lights you have in the middle.

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Postby aspir3 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:30 pm

Yes it can be done. Lze-eye and Mitch have both installed it.

There is a metel frame behind the roof lining there to clip it in to already.

You just need to cut the hole in the roof lining and then wire it up from the centre dome lights.

The wiring is easy enough to do. Just unscrew the centre dome light. Attach the wiring and feed it through the roof with a coat hanger wire.
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Postby Mitch » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:32 pm

so much nicer and only took my mitsubishi store 2 days to get it in for me to pick it up

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Postby BR14AN » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:48 pm

A friend of mine has a vrx with a sunroof, he has no centre light? Pretty strange and very dark....

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Postby aspir3 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:56 pm

BR14AN wrote:A friend of mine has a vrx with a sunroof, he has no centre light? Pretty strange and very dark....


Yes it is. That is why I fitted a centre dome light.
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Postby ofey » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:56 pm

Sunroof lancers have no centre dome light.

Well known fact actually... .
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Postby BR14AN » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:00 pm

Troy would you mind pm-ing me info on that install I can pass on?

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Postby aspir3 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:40 am

Once you buy the map lights you will be able to work out what electrical connections to use. The models that come out with map lights do have a wiring plug. You may be able to get one at the wreckers but really there is no need. just use a red wire for the power and black for the earth (door switch). Just buy the correct size insulated wire connectors.

The template should be the same as the steel frame behind but check that it matches with the map lights. You can make one out of paper or cardboard just to check before cutting the hole. Or you can check against another members Lancer that has the Map light. They just pull out as they are held in with small metal spring clips.

Please see another members Lancer with the map light. Pull it out of the roof lining and you will see how simple it is.
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Postby JaZira5 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:04 am

Thanks for the information. I've been very curious for awhile now if I can install some map lights into my 2008 ES. Its a bit of a pain not being able to have lights at the front of the car instead of turning on the main dome lights.

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Postby klvru » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:56 pm

Hi all,

I purchase the map light quite some time ago and finally got around and install it.

It works whenever the door is open, but I just can't seem to turn it on individually. I tap it into the dome light, the dome light work as usual but the the map light would only turn on if the door is open

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Postby ofey » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:19 pm

If you look at the map light there are three pins on the right.

On those cars that come with it, there are 3 wires on the right:
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You tap the red and black from the dome light itself.

The Yellow you tap from ACC (i.e. a wire which is 12V when the car is on).

The 12V from the yellow wire will allow you to turn on and off your map lamps.
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Postby klvru » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:51 am

Ok thanks again Ofey.

Have to get around and search for the 12V wire. Took the A-pillar out previously and pretty sure is not there

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Postby ofey » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:05 am

Yes. certainly it won't be there. You won't have the wiring harness for it.

You will need to tap it from the passenger side fuse box.

I need to go hunt around for it too soon for the seat heating exercise Troy and me are now trying to figure out.
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