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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Mazda 6 2006 Series II Door Pin LEDS

Hey everyone.

So I got LED bars installed in my 6 about a week ago, but after much back and forth between the fitter we decided to put them on a switch beside the steering column.
This was because according to the fitter, the door pin circuit is connected to the ECU (something about current draw) and adding to the maximum draw controlled by the cars computer can cause the central locking or the alarm to have some serious issues (He mentioned the ECU thinking something hadn't turned off properly or there was too much draw so it wont lock the car like normal because it thinks you're still in it). He made very clear it would prevent the car from even starting.

So I ask you this - You know my car, my model and my year. Was he making it up? Iv'e seen this car with this feature in the past here, but nobody has ever been clear and concise about how it was achieved.
I really want these light-bars on my door pins so that they turn on and off with the doors being opened and closed. He claimed the only way to do it was through the BCM which would be a huge job and very expensive because anything that goes wrong can render the car inoperable.

Help me out guys, how can I get this done safely?
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......Huh?......

How big are your LEDs haha? A few LEDs draw significantly less power than even a little courtesy light. There's no way attaching them to your doors so they turn on when the door is open will make the ECU freak out. The courtesy lights are on a 12v circuit and the ECU knows this - you couldn't pull more power through there if you tried.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't imagine the car caring at all.

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They are only 12" LED Light Bars, I think they've got maybe 15 LEDS each and they all run off 12v. I hope this helps and what you've written was how I understood it initially as well.
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I call BS.
Install them with a "lets see if it works" bravado and go from there.
If they don't work then add a relay.


I would bet a reproductive part it works wiring it straight.


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