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Date Registered: 02-2011
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Re: How to light up the steering controls (T31 X-Trail Series 3)


Hi To All,
           After seeing this post last week, I thought this is something I would like to try. I am at a loss to explain why Tony managed to blow the 40 amp fuse as the spiral cable behind the wheel would not be capable of carrying that kind of current as it is basically tinsel wire, similar to what have on your telephone handset at home. It is a good time to raise a point here, always have some secondary protection inline eg a much smaller fuse, with any addition you are making to the electrics.

  I started by removing the connector and put the bared wire loop into the connector and plugged the connector back in. Using a multimeter checking for any shorts to ground. With this ok, I applied power from the cigarette lighter socket through a 100ma fuse to see if all was good. Lights are on and current drain is 25 ma, about what I would expect.

 Rather than using the ignition on power, I chose to use the 12 volts when the parkers are turned on. With the cover removed from the fuse panel, you can get your hand up in there and dislodge the Electronic Stability Control switch. The red wire on the back of this has 12 volts when the parkers are turned on. Bare back a small portion to enable you to wrap and solder the wire going to the wheel. A small distance from the switch I cut and soldered into place a 100 mA fuse, covering it with heatshrink for protection. A couple of cable ties to keep things in place and you have it.

Thanks to S970022 for the original info. Click on each for a larger view.

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Good stuff John. Well done.

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will this work on a series 2 as well?
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We don't know that yet. We do know that it didn't work with the Series 1 ST model which only has the cruise control button on the steering wheel, so depending on which model is your T31, you may wanna try and see what happens.

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yeh i might try it... I have a Ti model
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Works like a treat on my Series 3 TL Diesel! Thanks!
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Hi Greg,
           Did you wire it to the ignition switch or the parkers 12 volt outlined above. Either way, it looks really great in total darkness. Still thinking of why it isn't connected at the factory.
 
On another note, there is no led lighting below the indicators of P R N D on the the CVT, the display you have on the dash takes care of that.

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Hi John, I have a manual, so I'm not worried about the gear display! I would have a guess that this display would be a similar thing to wire up though.

Like you, I also wired the +12v from the parking light wire on the ESC switch. I also took the opportunity to wire up my rear fog light switch at the same time which I also used that same feed.

On that note, and off topic....I know someone is going to ask about this fog light.....In winter it gets really foggy here and I drive in pretty appalling conditions in the high country a fair bit so I have made up a removable LED fog light mounted to the rear bumper to the right of the drivers side reversing light. I priced up an OEM one from Europe that actually replaces the RHS reverse light, but I couldn't justify the cost.

Cheers,

Greg.
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Johngqld wrote:

Hi Greg,
           Did you wire it to the ignition switch or the parkers 12 volt outlined above. Either way, it looks really great in total darkness. Still thinking of why it isn't connected at the factory.
 
On another note, there is no led lighting below the indicators of P R N D on the the CVT, the display you have on the dash takes care of that.

Regards
John



Thats strange, my 2009 T31ST all the indicators on the CVT gear shift light up, wonder why they stopped doing that.


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My 2011 Series 4 Ti does NOT have the CVT gear stick indicators light up and it is already driving my wife crazy emoticon She can't get used to seeing the gear display in the dash. In fact, I find it really annoying it that no light is coming from that area at all.

Am gonna have to dismantle it at some stage and see if there is a lights that hasn't been connected which I can enable.

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