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Date Registered: 01-2009
Location: QLD, Australia
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LED Accessory Lights


Im looking to put some wiper led lights on the Exy as well as a neon light just behind the grill. I want them to come on when I unlock and lock the Exy then fade after a couple of seconds. I have seen this done on another car but with blue led lights in the front headlight component that is not used for normal lights. It looks good when the car is unlocked and locked and fades out similar to the interior light.
Does anyone have any ideas for wiring to make this work, or is a job for the auto electrician

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: LED Accessory Lights


Firstly, are you handy with electronics ?
You would need two circuits, one for the LED's and one for the Neon as they both are powered by different voltages. Don't know where you would source these or find a circuit to build yourself.

Secondly, I think it would be easiest to splice into the wires which actuate the lock and unlock of the driver's door and use these as signals for the two electronic control circuits for the LED's and Neon.

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Re: LED Accessory Lights


Thanks
Might be easier for an auto electrician to do it as I would not know how to be a circuit board for it

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Re: LED Accessory Lights


The circuit is already there.
The interior light circuit, they fade after you open your Exy. All you have to do is splice into that.



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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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quote:

cooch t31 wrote:
The circuit is already there.
The interior light circuit, they fade after you open your Exy. All you have to do is splice into that.



I would not advise doing that.
This circuit for the doors is controlled by the Time Control Unit which controls many other items in the Xtrail interior. It will be electronically controlled to dim the interior lights from the door switch input and will have a maximum loading which if exceded could not just blow the fuse but open circuit the controlling transistor and not work, needing an expensive replacement.
Replacing the interior lights with LED's is OK but adding extra load ontothis circuit is asking for trouble.

The other point to note is the operation of the circuit for the interior lights.
Sure the lights come on when the door is unlocked, but they will not come on when the door is locked, so it does not completely do what Budgie8 wants.

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