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Old 01-28-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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Parking light wire?

I need to tap into a wire that will be hot upon switching the parking light on. What is the most accessible wire either under the dash or DME housing unit?

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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Best would probably be the taillights. The turn signal wire would blink.

There is a chance that pins 45 and 46 on the lcm are also hot with the parking lights (those are the pins for the euro parking lights, I'm not sure if US LCMs have those pins disabled)

Probably best to tap into a wire on the LCM and run it to the dme housing
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Where would those wires be located? What color? I have the light module out but too many wires to test each one

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Best would probably be the taillights. The turn signal wire would blink.

There is a chance that pins 45 and 46 on the lcm are also hot with the parking lights (those are the pins for the euro parking lights, I'm not sure if US LCMs have those pins disabled)

Probably best to tap into a wire on the LCM and run it to the dme housing


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