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Date Registered: 01-2008
Location: Darwin, N.T.
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Adding a Glovebox Light to a T31 X-Trail


Equipment: I used a Jaycar Inset Pin Switch, (part #LE-8777 $5.55), and a “Narva” Truck and Trailer Lamp from AutoBarn (Part no. 85874BL, $5.95). Optional: Jaycar LED Festoon Light Globe (part no. ZD-0480, $14.95) for brighter white light.
Difficulty: Easy, some light soldering and dismantling required.
Duration: Should be able to do it in 2 hours.

Preparation: Cut two lengths of pair wiring, one approx. 1.2m, the other approx. 40cm. If possible, attach a Fluoro tube to the cigarette lighter so you can see what you’re doing easier (it’s dark in there!). Just don’t give yourself a zap when you get to the cigarette lighter soldering stage.
Step 1: Unscrew the 6 screws circled in red below, and 2 underneath (accessed by footwell). Pull on box to remove.
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Step 2: Drill 4 holes in top of Glovebox, 2 for wiring and 2 for screws. Connect one end of 1.2m wire to one terminal, and one end of 40cm wire to other terminal (or in the case of my light assembly, just attach to metal part that holds the globe). Assemble light and screw in place. If you want brighter light, simply replace the existing globe with the Jaycar LED.
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Step 3: Solder the two remaining ends of the 1.2m and 40cm wiring together (shown in picture with blue electrical tape.
Step 4: Drill an approx. 10mm hole in the position shown with the red circle. Push the pin switch thru the hole and screw in place as shown in Blue circle in Picture 1.
Step 5:Solder one end of the 40cm wire to the barrel of the switch (you may need to ‘rough it up’ with a file) and the other wire to the pin with the hole in it. Cut the Plunger of the switch in order to leave approx. 12mm exposed (test first to ensure this allows your glove box to close enough).
Step 6: Lift the Gear Stick surround directly up to expose the rear of the Cigarette Lighter. Then pull on the panel on the right hand side of the Passenger foot well to remove.
Step 7: Place the Glove box back in position, whilst passing the 1.2m wire thru the back of the cavity, and feed the wire toward the Cigarette lighter. Replace the panel described in step 6, taking care to hide the wiring.
 
Step 8: Solder the ends of the wire to the positive and negative terminals at the rear of the Cigarette Lighter. Some choices here, I chose to solder onto where the Nissan wires attach to the connector in one case, and in the other case I soldered to the main barrel of the cigarette lighter assembly, after roughing it up with a file. Shown with red arrows below. NOTE: Don't piggy-back on to the top connector (smaller, can be seen in image above barrel of lighter) or your glovebox won't be lit when the Headlights are on (when you need it most). I think this has to do with the 'glowing' lighter surround function.
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Step 9: Replace gear stick surround and screws for the Glove box. Done!

Total cost: under $12, or $27 including optional LEDs.


Last edited by whisk8, 1/Mar/2008, 9:12 pm


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Date Registered: 04-2008
Location: Rockhampton QLD
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Re: Adding a Glovebox Light to a T31 X-Trail


Glove box light is needed in the T31's. Its a dam big black hole at night in there.

I'm going to do that to our SeX-Trail in the next week or two. I'm going to see how I go for room and go for a fluch mount LED.

Thanks for the idea and tips.

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Date Registered: 01-2008
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Good luck - definite improvement.

One adjustment I would suggest is the use of some wire connectors (bullet-type) so that the goons at the service centre don't ruin all your good work when they go to swap the micro-filter.

Any type which allow push-on connections would be fine.

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Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: Mayfield East Newcastle NSW
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I put a light in our T-31 as soon as we got it and it was a pretty easy process , and the boys can confirm it as they saw it at our xmas get together on the central coast here are the instructions : -

#1 head to any supermarket and or hardware store

#2 Purchase a water proof dolphin torch

#3 Place torch in glove box

#4 Close the glove box emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I can't believe how big those glove boxes are !!!

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Date Registered: 05-2005
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Hi. The $2 shops have a small round stickon unit, with 3 aaa batteries that you push on and off. It has 3 led bulbs and it only costs $2 and lasts forever.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Clem
I did the same although mine cost me nothing.
Went to a wedding yesterday and they were used in the table decorations.
At the end of the night I took one home and this morning stuck it to the roof of the internal of the glovebox.
Couldn't be easier.

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Date Registered: 02-2009
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Went the easy option that was suggested by some others and have one of those 3 led lights mounted in the glovebox - too easy! Thanks for the suggestion guys.

Cheers...

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Date Registered: 05-2010
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Jaycar have these:

LED Cupboard Light
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for about $9.

4 Bright LEDs and 3 AAA Batteries under the top cover that easily slides off.

The end you can't see has a "push to turn off" protrusion.

Under the batteries are screw holes to fix to the Glovebox.

I found the best place was high on the Left side - experiment first by taping (Duct Tape) the unit in various positions to discover where it will actually switch off just before the glovebox lid is fully closed. When a working position is found (not so easy) just mark the screw holes, drill 1mm holes and screw in place.

The light is perfect and if someone removes the glovebox there are no wires at back to be broken/ripped off.

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Date Registered: 11-2008
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All good ideas here but I am liking the last one! Could you confirm that you managed to mount it so it turns off when the glove box is closed? Batteries should last forever, the convenience of a light when needed without interfering with the standard wiring gets my vote.

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It will turn off when the glovebox is closed - BUT you MUST tape it in various locations first to try them out as you will discover various angles and bumps that interfere like you wouldn't imagine at first glance.

I found the best for me was on the left SIDE (ie not top of GBox but on the left side wall about 2/3rds way up from bottom.

Final location needed to be within 1 or 2mm towards or away from door due to the above mentioned angles and bumps.

Glueing a small extension onto the switch or a raised area (stuck on lump of something etc) to door where the switch touches may be the go.

Get it right and it works fine.

Just checked Jaycar online catalogue and they list at $14.95

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