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Mazda 6 2006 Series II Door Pin LEDS
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?