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Old 10-28-2008, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up DIY: USDM wiring for LED ignition ring

this is a DIY for those whom have purchased the Australian Domestic Market (ADM) LED light ring for your ignition switch area. "President" posted his DIY but it differs a bit with the wiring & the location of wires & other stuff...

this was requested by a few members whom have posted in his thread as well.

Angel & i decided to have a go @ it tonight (with minor hangups...) & here's how it was done:






STEP ONE - materials needed
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*LED light ring & wiring w/ plastic clear cover piece
*super glue to secure the LED ring to the cover piece (if needed)
*flathead screwdriver
*phillips screwdriver
*patience (SRSLY )
*flashlight
*a friend would be good


STEP TWO
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carefully remove the footwell plastic trim pieces (1 is near the pedals, the other close to steering wheel & your knee if you were sitting in the driver's seat). these are only held in by plastic clips... be GENTLE!!!








STEP THREE
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using a phillips head screwdriver remove 3 screws from bottom of steering wheel trim piece. 1 is special the other 2 are the same... keep them separate. after that remove the top piece held in by more plastic clips.
all of the above is much easier when the tilt/telescoping wheel is all the way pulled out & up towards the dash.











STEP FOUR
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carefully remove the plastic trim pieces on the driver side. 1 is where the hood-latch release is located the other is where the door sill is (this one you do not have to REMOVE... just pull aside a bit).








STEP FIVE
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locate & unclip both the BLUE plug & the YELLOW plug to gain visual access to the wiring on the BLUE plug... this is where you will tap into existing wiring WITHOUT cutting/splicing/dicing etc...

there are 2 tabs on either side of BLUE plug. carefully using your fingernails pry the edges apart to see the exposed wiring inside. this is where you will insert the positive & negative ends of the wiring for the LED ring.

to install the wires... if you were looking @ the light ring in front of you the right wire will tap into the LIGHT PINK wire while the left wire will tap into the LIGHT BLUE wire.

once you get the correct positioning, crimp the plug ends back together sealing the wires in their proper placement. if you did this correctly the wires should NOT move out of their proper placement.








STEP SIX
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reattach the BLUE plug once you are satisfied with your work.
IMPORTANT!!!
test the current setup to ensure all 6 LEDs around the ring light up properly. ours did not. we had THREE of the 6 light up. proof positive it is VERY important to test before you finish this DIY & your project. i cannot stress this enough. after testing & it works, unplug the BLUE connector again to prevent any damage to the LEDs or wiring (and your EYES!).





STEP SEVEN
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once you have tested successfully & everything works begin to carefully maneuver the light ring around the steering column to position as shown in the picture below. it only goes one way so there really isn't much of a chance to do this wrong








STEP EIGHT
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one by one begin to put all the plastic trim pieces back together in their respective order & once completed test everything one final time.

by testing i mean:
*close all doors
*using keyless entry lock... then unlock the doors to ensure the LED ring lights up & then dims properly just exactly as your map lights and your dome light does. the idea behind tapping the LIGHT PINK and LIGHT BLUE wires is so all of the above works simultaneously together.




STEP NINE
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SHOW OFF & rub it in all your friends faces that you have a sweeeeeeeeeet ADM part on your car & they do not...

STEP TEN
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show props to both "President" as well as Angel & Joey for taking the time to A. offer the part to you and B. show you how its done in the USDM-format.

ENJOY!

~angelsi06 (Angel)
~SOLO8thGenSi (Joey)
yes.... the same members that brought you the "stickied" DIY for JDM badges on the Civic sedan more than a year ago.




disclaimer: only three of the six LEDs are shown here (top part of the ring) due to a possible faulty part... we are working on getting a replacement from the original poster/seller. will update as the part becomes available & post new pics.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^ Dam looks nice im gonna invest in this.
Good write up +rep for being joey haha.

I took apart my steering column today
those three screws is a bishhhh just cause i had to lay on
floor and find them killing my back.

Is the blue before step six the same one the fogs
are in or no?
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supplemental info w/ pics....


here is SOLO8thGenSi's 3-LED ring currently 1/2 working:




here is angelsi06's 6-LED ring the proper way for comparison:



















two other shots of Angel's in his Mugen Si w/ the JDM hazard button as well.



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^ Dam looks nice im gonna invest in this.
Good write up +rep for being joey haha.

I took apart my steering column today
those three screws is a bishhhh just cause i had to lay on
floor and find them killing my back.

Is the blue before step six the same one the fogs
are in or no?
Angel says no... its not the same plug as the fogs. the foglights are part of the multi-plex whereas this is dealing with interior lighting.
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aight, time to GTFO of here... its almost 10PM & i STILL havent started packing NOR have i been home all freaking day...

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks guys... i shall try this...

and yes that was the blue plug i was talking about; > except my light blue wires isn't as exposed.. it;s buried in the bunch of wires there..

if i can't insert the black wires into the empty holes i will splice them and see if it works...

thanks again guys for the pics

question... did the ring fit nicely over the keyhole? or did u have to use some force cause when i first attempted it it wouldn;t go on tightly so when i tried puttin the column back on it kept falling off the keyhole ; <
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the key words to answer that question is "snug fitment" be gentle but firm... it will go on.
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Cool guys ....all i have to do now is wait for my ring to come in
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Dang Joey! I might get this in the near future! What website did you get it at? Does it come in orange? Want to help me install mine? lol
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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this is nice.

its a bit bright lol but good
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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where do u get one of those!
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are thoes wires you guys taped into the same wires for the dome lights? does the light on the keyring go away after you inster the key?
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anyone have a link to that ring?
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Great Job on the write up Joey haha
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Great Job on the write up Joey haha
great job on the DIY buddy (remembering it now THREE times in total from yours, Matts, and now mine).

it was pretty sweet seeing it light up in the garage this morning leaving for Holler/work... now i just have to imagine it DOUBLE as bright with all 6 LEDs!!!
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anyone have a link to that ring?
this was bought off someone on this forum in Australia.. it's a part only available in Australia,...

he said that it was a part that Honda did not authorize and the dealer sold it to boost up sales.. he said they no longer sell them so they only have whatever is left and will not order anymore..

if u read the original post (posted above) he will list what colours he has available.

i got White cause my interior lights are just as white ; >
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yup yup, ALL white LEDs for the map lights & rear dome light, license plate illumination & reverse lights on my car as well. it goes 100% exactly matching the rest. & i love the lil things in life when it comes to details.

im just hoping and that the OP on his DIY thread can help us out w/ a replacement.


i think the other colors Angel mentioned last night during the install were red, blue, and white LED combinations.
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i would solder those wires or use a tap atleast... that doesnt look safe at all
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