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I've got some of the wiring info but yet to try it out. Buddies are all going out clubbing tonight, and I've got the strep throat from hell so, I'll probably stay in and hook it all up tonight.


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So, me and my roomate (electrical engineer) wired the middle wire (ground) to the door light ground.

Wired the outer LED's to the door light as well so, the LED mirror covers fade on when I unlock the car, and fade off when I lock the car.

Since the door lights are on when the parking lights are on as well, the LED mirror cover lights are on also.

Wired the inner 3 LED lights to the front blinker, said screw the gaugecluster.


So, it's kinda like this where X is equal to on.

X_X_X___ Middle ___X_X_X

... when I unlock the doors and have the lights on.

And like this where big X = constant on; little x = flashing

XxXxXx___Middle___xXxXxX (if the hazards were on)



I'll have pics up tomorrow.


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man this is a kickass mod, cant wait to see the aftermath...


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Meh...

Problem. Not the one I told you either. Turns out that the door lights aren't on whenever the parking lights, etc, are on.

My mistake. I have to rewire them Well, from that connection anyways. But, how they are now, whenever I unlock the car, they fade on, which is pretty awesome, and off when I lock the car.

Just need to find a new ground and power source for the outer LED's, which shouldn't be that hard.


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THATS WHAT I THOUGHT


i was going to ask you when you were online yesterday but i just figured you'd tried it, thats why i was soo skeptical until you told me twice they are on when your driving

guess it was a door ajar.


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I hate little mistakes like that, but easily fixed. Just requires pulling off the fucking door again, which I'm sick of allready.


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I hate little mistakes like that, but easily fixed. Just requires pulling off the fucking door again, which I'm sick of allready.
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well, get that shit all figured out w/ a nice write up ready by the time i get around to doing this!

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How about a how to Video Nothing huge but, nice little how to and seeing the wires is allways easier

Should be up by later tonight.


AND, latest update:

Discovery in wiring, awesome! and sucks at the same time.
I wired the LED sidemarkers to an accessory wire, but not the window motor like I thought I would do.
Rather than wire it to the motor, I wired it to the harness that moves the side mirrors.
SO, i hooked the power for the LED's to that accessory wire for the mirrors,
left the ground for the LED's on the door light ground and then
made a jumper wire so the lights would still fade on when i unlocked the car.
They do fade on when i unlock, and fade off when i lock, AND stay on when the accessory is on as well.

BUT...

whenever I made the jumper wire and connected the power wire of the LED's to the power wire of the door, the DOOR power wire supplies the accessories with power, so that means: The RADIO, my gauges, my radar detector, all come on whenever I connected it!
So I was thinking, if I were to shut the door and lock it, it'd cut the power from the door light to the accessories, and turn off the accessories.
But that's not the case, they stay on even after I've shut and locked the door, not too sure why?
Oh well... was a nice try though, thought it was kinda cool so I'd share


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K, done. Vid's up through the following link, with instructions (How To)

http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=47942


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