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Old 09-19-2008, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY : Keyhole starter light

My first contribution to DIY section
My car is RHD, but i believe the wiring would be the same, as i followed "engine start button" and "steering wheel audio control button" wiring diagrams from this DIY section (LHD)

Open the steering collum
1. pull the steering onward and lowered the steering wheel (RED arrow)
2. push at each side of steering collum and push upward (green arrow) to remove the collum





3. remove 3 screws from bottom collum (at the bottom of steering wheel)


4. just pull down the bottom collum, don't have to remove.
unplug the green connector (color may vary), by push the lock button located at inside (facing inward)


5. peel the sticky tape (do not cut) and exposed the wires by remove the tube protector (do not cut)


WIRING

6. now, the interior wires :
the first wire is + and second (orange) is (-)


7. please see carefully, the odd shape of the connector is facing to front (RED ARROW) and flat shape of the connector is facing backward
and tap the wires from keyhole light to these 2 wires.
1 = interior (+)
2 = orange color = interior (-)

MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU TAP, YOU PRESS UNLOCK BUTTON FIRST TO LIGHT UP THE INTERIOR LIGHT.
and start tap, if the keyhole doesn't light up, swap the wires from keyhole light and tap again.



8. sealed, PROPER SEALED !!! the wires.


9. install/plug the keyhole ring light. Advise: close the door and lock, to make interior light dimmed off (so the keyhole light), otherwise too bright..might blind you eyes...LOL



10. Enjoy !!! I guarantee, you'll LOVE IT !!!!


Video 1 (daytime)
YouTube - keyhole light

Video 2
YouTube - keyhole light 2

Video 3 (night time)
YouTube - keyhole 3
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wow thats realli cool!!! where did you by the light ring btw?? and how much was it?
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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amazing job guy...yes where did u get the light...not having this light is really annoying
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the DIY man.

Cant wait for my light to come in!

Hes from Australia... they have random accessories we dont have here
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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very cool.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you're awesome - I'm about to probably call it a night as well.thanks for the help .
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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so where do you get the light. i really want ta do this. hopefully with a red light to match my interior lights.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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save me alotta scratches lol


good work!
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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off topic but.. lets see pix of your CF dash!!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nice DIY....i would love to get one of those for my car..
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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wow u have a right drive civic! very kool!!!!
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I need to get off my lazy *** and install this
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I need to get off my lazy *** and install this
I wish I could still not here.

Im going to also instal my FD hazzard button at the same time haha.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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^^where did u get the ring llight?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i want ta do this but i want it in red. hmmmmmm if anyone finds a way let me know if i don't post up first.
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I want the light. I can't believe you posted this without you telling us where you got the main accessory!
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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for USDM civic, the keyhole light wires need to be tapto this 2 wires, at interior fuse box, choose blue connector, and the wires are blue/light blue and pink.
tapped, if doesn't work, swap the wires and try again.




reference :

Interior lights & Mugen Replica Visors

DIY: Courtesy Lights to Dome Light w/PICS

DIY: Courtesy Lights to Dome Light w/PICS

DIY: Courtesy Lights to Dome Light w/PICS

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/light...ht-w-pics.html
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Thanks for the update for us USDM folks. I can't wait to install this bish & the JDM FD2 hazard button.
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i want ta do this but i want it in red. hmmmmmm if anyone finds a way let me know if i don't post up first.
Check out my thread i made, search under my name. I made my own key-hole light in RED
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:48 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Check out my thread i made, search under my name. I made my own key-hole light in RED

LOL... that's what we have before, aftermarket ones (CCFL). the light very dull (JDM honda ones 10x more brighter), and not a good life (only few months). that's why we forget about it.

aftermarket ones (white-blue-red).






Compare JDM Honda :

at daytime, still bright too :
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