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Old 04-24-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Door Projector Lights...Help!!

I just received my lights that I ordered. They are installed..now having trouble finding the constant 12v power source. Can anyone help who's done this before? I have a 2011 1LT.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
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You should be splicing into the ambient light source or the dome light circuit.... not a constant 12v. If you do that the lights will be on all the time.

Do a search for ABL lighting to get info on where to connect.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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Here is the wiring info for the lights.

Driver Side-
Red wire from Projector connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Projector connects to the Grey wire w/ Black stripe.

Passenger Side-
Red wire from Projector connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Projector connects to the Tan wire w/ White stripe. "
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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MGD- Ok...and where are these wires located? Are they behind the door panel, or elsewhere?

JHiiiDoc - yes, worded it wrong. What I meant was a 12v source in the door. Sorry about that.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #6
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It's been awhile since I've had the Time/Money to mod anything on my car, but I finally saved up enough of both to upgrade her one more time. I Started installing GOBO lights in my doors yesterday. I followed the directions I found on the site.

"Driver Side-
Red wire from Gobo connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Gobo connects to the Grey wire w/ Black stripe.

Passenger Side-
Red wire from Gobo connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Gobo connects to the Tan wire w/ White stripe. "


Drivers side installed perfectly. Except for the fact that in the process of disconnecting the connectors from the door panel I accidentally broke off the mechanism for the Trunk Release button. Havent gone to the Chevy dealer yet to see how much that little assembly is going to cost me. Yeah for me. Thank goodness the keyfob has a trunk release button in it!!

Anyways.. back to my story.

Drivers side.. perfect.

Passenger's side.. not so much. On the passenger side, the wire isnt exactly "Red".. it's more of a faded orange color.. but it does have the white stripe as mentioned in the directions. Tapped into it.. nothing. Thinking maybe it was the wrong wire, i also tapped into a solid "red" wire also in the bundle. (also an orangish red color, not really red). Nothing.

So.. fellow C5'ers.. who has installed GOBO's in their doors, and has the secret to success for the passenger door dilemna?


Also, if anyone wants to ease my burdened soul and provide a link to some sort of Camaro parts manual so I can look up my demised trunk release assembly, I would be eternally grateful. Couldnt take more than 10 minutes to take the door panel off and install a new assembly, but i'm sure its still not going to be cheap.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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Ok....all done. Thanks so much to everyone who responded with such detailed descriptions on how to get to these wires. It made it sooooo much easier. Here are some pics from the install.



Here s the drivers door after removing the speaker and opening up the wrap. The red/white wire almost bit me in the face when I unwrapped it. It was literally like right there...waiting to be used. The black/gray wire was also easy to find. This install couldn't have been easier.



As you can see, I cut about 12" of red wire and black wire to actually tap into the power and ground. I attached quick-connects to the ends and they will connect to their mate on the other end of the light wires. That way If I need to remove the door panel, I can completely remove it by just disconnecting the wires. I routed the wires from behind the speaker out through the hold that is just left of the speaker.



Same thing for the passenger side...very easy to find the wires.



Again, tapped into the wires, quick-connects on the ends and routed through the hole to the right of the speaker.


As soon as it gets dark over here, I will take some pics of the finished product.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for a great write up and photos! They really helped in finding the correct wires to tap. I had difficulties similar to SSFury, that The Stig quoted. You avoided . by using larger wires to tap with an bring out of the inner door cavity. That hole you used is not "extra", however. One of the door panel posts goes there. I made a small slit in the plastic liner.
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I just installed my gobo lights and already they are turning, I made sure the nut was as right as can be as well as the but behind it, anyone else with issues like this?
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #10
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I had that issue on the drivers side...you may want to put some loc-tite on the threads...that will keep the nut from turning.
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Mine are good, just made sure to tighten the nuts really well. There should be a screw threaded into the side of the nut as well that you tighten to make sure it doesn't spin.
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Mine are good, just made sure to tighten the nuts really well. There should be a screw threaded into the side of the nut as well that you tighten to make sure it doesn't spin.
Don't tighten the nut too much, and be sure to use that set screw. This is so you can leave the nut just loose enough that you can adjust the image, and the setscrew keeps the nut from getting too tight or loose after the door is all put together.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
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I wired mine this way and it turned out perfect. Only comes on when the door's open.

That said prepare for a several hour project.. It was more work then I expected. Especially with them tiny wires you need to tap in to.

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Here is the wiring info for the lights.

Driver Side-
Red wire from Projector connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Projector connects to the Grey wire w/ Black stripe.

Passenger Side-
Red wire from Projector connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Projector connects to the Tan wire w/ White stripe. "
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #14
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hey, do the speakers have to be removed to find these wires?
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #15
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Yes. The unpainted cavity you see in the photos above is behind the speaker.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:46 PM   #16
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yep got it thx
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