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Old 10-28-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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trunk lights

ok i dont know if everyones is like this or just 323i but on the trunk where the reverse light is there is a red place below it for a light to, hole and everything...well i took it apart to look and see why there was no bulb in it and they have a place for a bulb to go but there is metal over it.. and there is only 2 wires going to the fixture instead of 3...anyone know how to make this turn into a brake or constant light? I hate having something on my car that can be used but isnt, also i think it retarded looking how thats the only peice that doesnt light up! let me knnow fanatics!
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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Yeah I hear ya. I think I am going to light mine up with red superflux LEDs. I also don't like it not lighting up.
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WOW thats about retarded, i dont want to use them as fog lights thats stupid i want to turn them into brake or constant lights at night...if there is no DIY for that ill make one...
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well, you can just use that DIY as a guide to installing a bulb in that area...he just wired them as rear fogs, but you can wire it anything else. if you wanna make it a constant light at night like that picture below...then i THINK you can connect it to the purple/black wire from the wire harness that connects to your tail lights...thats what I connected my DDEs to

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ill make a new DIY with pics tomarrow or something!
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hmmm should i run a relay from the trunk lights or just splice the wires and run off the power??
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hmm i got to find a way to make the ground connect...this isnt as easy as i thought, but ill find a way, i want to make one that you DONT have to buy a european bulb holder...
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I just had that trim panel off.....and I don't see any wires that you can splice into. You'd probly have to fish some wires up from the tails, and that looked like a PITA. But then again, my whole trunk has dynamat covering most of it.
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I just had that trim panel off.....and I don't see any wires that you can splice into. You'd probly have to fish some wires up from the tails, and that looked like a PITA. But then again, my whole trunk has dynamat covering most of it.
Yeah I fished 4 wires up for future use. had to take the "snake gromit" off and fish the wires through. Was a pain but will be worth it in the near future. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, and when I am done I will also post pics. Good luck Bros!
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I think im gonna have to see how much replacement euro holders cost, i have tried many things but nothing will hold the new bulb in place, because there are two metal peices missing to hold it...
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i custom wired rear fogs for mine, to a custom switch just below the steering wheel
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ok what did you use to connect the new bulb in the connector that was blocked from metal ontop...i dremeled a circle and come to find out there is no ground metal peices extened on the inside of the socket...?
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i forgot about this, i guess i need to write one...
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