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Old 04-19-2008, 08:54 AM   #61
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Don't you guys have to jump start people in the er or wire pacemakers and stuff?

Diagram above shows pretty much what you have to do. If you want to make your life easier, buy a kit from someone like Umnitza or Jlevi. Their kits come with all the parts you need and instructions with details and pictures.
We sure do, but we're requured to understand the effect of the shock on the human body in detail down to the microscopic level...that alone is enough it would be inhuman to also make us understand how that shock is created and how it is wired. there are specialists for that.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:49 PM   #62
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dude, I was kidding!
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:55 AM   #63
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what is the SPST button ? is that another relay ?
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:33 AM   #64
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what is the SPST button ? is that another relay ?
On/off button. Could be a push button or toggle. SPST just means it has a single set of contacts.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:42 AM   #65
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On/off button. Could be a push button or toggle. SPST just means it has a single set of contacts.
Thanks, do i really need that button to successfully install the angels eyes and remote start?

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Old 04-24-2008, 06:54 AM   #66
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Thanks, do i really need that button to successfully install the angels eyes and remote start?
No. Purpose of the switch is to be able to turn them off.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #67
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i have the angel eyes and i have them all hooked up... don't know what i did wrong but when i hit unlock they don't come on... any help
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:27 PM   #68
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EDIT: Dont worry now, silly idea..
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #69
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Hi folks, I'm wondering is there a way to use a remote function only when the unlock button is hit? I mean I don't like to have angel eyes lights on every time I open my door. I think there will be some way to wire them to the lock system of the car and only when the unlock key is hit to have them on, but I'm not sure how it will be made! Any Idea? Is it possible?
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:39 PM   #70
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Hi folks, I'm wondering is there a way to use a remote function only when the unlock button is hit? I mean I don't like to have angel eyes lights on every time I open my door. I think there will be some way to wire them to the lock system of the car and only when the unlock key is hit to have them on, but I'm not sure how it will be made! Any Idea? Is it possible?
Anything can be done with a little ingenuity. You can use a timer and relay. You can use something like a PAC-TR& timer, set it to be triggered by the unlock and program whatever delay you want.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:25 AM   #71
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Yes, thanks a lot , that is a great idea! If I have understand right that "thing" will receive signal from the unlock like the footlights receive it right? Where can I find that thing? Is it expensive? Thank you man. Can you make me a simple diagram of it's wiring to the angel eyes?
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:50 AM   #72
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What kind of relay con I use instead?
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #73
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For the TR-7, check www.pac-audio.com
As far as a relay, any single-pole (automotive-type) relay will work.
You need both the timer and relay.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #74
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what about if you dont have footwell lights? only ceiling lights. is there a wire to tap into in the a pillar? if so, what colour is it?
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:58 AM   #75
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what about if you dont have footwell lights? only ceiling lights. is there a wire to tap into in the a pillar? if so, what colour is it?
Wires should still be there. If not, you can go to the BCM or overhead lights or c-pillar lights.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:13 PM   #76
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whats bcm? and for the overhead lights do i have to go all the way up there or is thre a wire in the a-pillar that runs to it, shud be right or how else is the power supposed to get there. if you kno the colour of the wire that would be much appreciated as i dont want to tap into the wrong wire. thanks
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:31 PM   #77
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Body control module, located behind the glove box.

I believe the wire is blue/red, but I could be wrong.

As I said before, although you might not have under-dash lights, the wires should still be there (black plug with two wires).

If you find a wire you suspect is the correct one, you could verify with a voltmeter or LED test light. If you don't want to go through the trouble of looking for it, just run it to a working light.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:33 PM   #78
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Hey guys, I just installed new orion V2 angels eyes no ballasts. I read the whole thread and see you guys are fusing the trigger wires, correct? Is this nesesary? I am going to connect one trigger to the light under the glove box and the other i connected to the fog light. I am thinking I am going to connect to the assessory wire in the ecu box with a switch in between instead of the fog light. Would this work? so it would be
{Harness}---Trigger---[Switch]---ECU---
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So you are going to have 3 sources? light, ecu, fog lights? Can be done, but you need to isolate all 3 to avoid feedback from one source to another.

Reason for fusing depends. For example, I don't normally fuse the line coming from the done lights. Power is current-limited by the LCM (and LCM is fused), so a short in this wire would not cause any issues.

Fog light power is already protected by a fuse, but if you use a small gauge wire for the DDEs, then if the wire is shorted, it would melt before the fuse pops.

Actually, the "ECU" wire is not power to the ECU. It provides power to the radiator fan. I ALWAYS add a fuse in this wire for two reasons, one to protect a smaller gauge wire from catching fire, but also for redundancy. If the wire shorts out and is large enough that the fuse will protect it, you would loose your fan and the car would overheat.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:47 PM   #80
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No fog connection, Just light under glove and assesory light in ecu box(see pic). So I should definitly fuse the trigger wire going from ecu to switch? 10amp inline correct? When I hooked up my angel eyes I went to radio shack and the only wire they had was solid 18g not the one with many small wires in them, is that ok? I used this wire to extend trigger wire and soldered connections.

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