E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by LanceG » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:02 pm

bjt wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:23 pm
LanceG wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:48 pm
When you say "0.75mm2 wire" do you mean 2-core wire ??
No, single core, at least 0.75 thick.
ok, So this is what I got which I pray is suitable?
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When it comes to connecting the wire to the license plate light is soldering compulsory? or can I use the "I dont have a soldering machine" method. i.e:
- Use my wire stripper to expose the license plate wire from its shielding
- Connect the new wires and wrap it around the license plate wire securely similar to this...
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- Use insulation tape to cover and secure new connections?

Sorry for being annoying - I promise I have no more questions after :shock: I just don't want to cause electrical problems and have a renault clio looking rear where the indicators come on as I brake :lol: .
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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by LanceG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:11 pm

Followed the instructions to a T and the bars didn't light up so I thought the light was faulty :jawdrop:

Did Andre2004's method and they lit up so I'm confident the bars work

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PHEW!!

What other wires can I tap into??? :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by LanceG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:51 pm

False alarm

But now I only got 1 license plate light ImageImageImage

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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by LanceG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:34 pm

LanceG wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:51 pm
False alarm

But now I only got 1 license plate light ImageImageImage

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OMG Excuse the awful picture quality... lool
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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by supercati » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:13 am

LanceG wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:02 pm
When it comes to connecting the wire to the license plate light is soldering compulsory? or can I use the "I dont have a soldering machine" method. i.e:
- Use my wire stripper to expose the license plate wire from its shielding
- Connect the new wires and wrap it around the license plate wire securely similar to this...
http://www.opelclub.com/assets/images/a ... _wires.jpg
- Use insulation tape to cover and secure new connections?

Sorry for being annoying - I promise I have no more questions after :shock: I just don't want to cause electrical problems and have a renault clio looking rear where the indicators come on as I brake :lol: .
I wouldn't use that method... You can buy a soldering machine, they're not expensive, and you have videos online on how to solder, it's easy, trust me.

Or instead, I would buy some "cable lock crimp" like this example or this one.

I'm sorry I can't help you about the license plate light, it's weird...
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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by LanceG » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:47 am

supercati wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:13 am
LanceG wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:02 pm
When it comes to connecting the wire to the license plate light is soldering compulsory? or can I use the "I dont have a soldering machine" method. i.e:
- Use my wire stripper to expose the license plate wire from its shielding
- Connect the new wires and wrap it around the license plate wire securely similar to this...
http://www.opelclub.com/assets/images/a ... _wires.jpg
- Use insulation tape to cover and secure new connections?

Sorry for being annoying - I promise I have no more questions after :shock: I just don't want to cause electrical problems and have a renault clio looking rear where the indicators come on as I brake :lol: .
I wouldn't use that method... You can buy a soldering machine, they're not expensive, and you have videos online on how to solder, it's easy, trust me.

Or instead, I would buy some "cable lock crimp" like this example or this one.

I'm sorry I can't help you about the license plate light, it's weird...
ahhhh mannnn, any particular reason why?

I'm gonna guess Durability!?
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Re: E87 LCI Rear Lights - How to have the bars light up?

Post by supercati » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:23 am

LanceG wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:47 am
ahhhh mannnn, any particular reason why?

I'm gonna guess Durability!?
Yes, it looks (ant it's) safer, and more durable :D
And this type of lock crimp are really easy to use :)
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