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Old 07-18-2010, 08:51 PM   #171
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Thanks for the DIY, i want to make some LEDs come on when I engage the E-brake, is it possible?
That might be possible. Just need to find the parking brake signal wire. Usually cars have them so you can hook up a navigation system.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:22 PM   #172
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Just did this today w/ the AAC CCFLs.

Super easy. The only recommendation I can make is don't choose a 98 degree day to do it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:01 PM   #173
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In this photo, it looks like a purple wire and another(?) wire
can someone please tell me where these are mayb just circle an area on a photo to look...im lost
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #174
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can someone please tell me where these are mayb just circle an area on a photo to look...im lost


its behind the panel on your drivers side i used this for my footwells
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #175
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If I want my footwell lighting to only come on at night and dim with the lights what would I have to do?
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:25 AM   #176
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If I want my footwell lighting to only come on at night and dim with the lights what would I have to do?
To do both may be difficult. To come on at night you would need a daylight sensor. To dim with the dome light you would need to tap it into the dome light power.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:38 AM   #177
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Hmm. I wonder if that light sensor on the dash has a usable signal?
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:46 AM   #178
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Thanks for the write up, Once I found the wire to tap into it was easy to get it in.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:02 PM   #179
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Hmm. I wonder if that light sensor on the dash has a usable signal?
Ah I bet you could. or at least to the relay that turns the headlights on at night. Something to that effect.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #180
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To do both may be difficult. To come on at night you would need a daylight sensor. To dim with the dome light you would need to tap it into the dome light power.
Ok well how about hooking up to ABL or the auxillary power?
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:02 PM   #181
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That connector in the picture above (Post #175) IS the ABL connector! It's for the dash ABL GM never put in. It's what I have my driver's side ABL connected to. That will only go on when the lights are on and will dim with the interior lights. There's another ABL connector behind the speedo - at least in the 2SS...
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That connector in the picture above (Post #175) IS the ABL connector! It's for the dash ABL GM never put in. It's what I have my driver's side ABL connected to. That will only go on when the lights are on and will dim with the interior lights. There's another ABL connector behind the speedo - at least in the 2SS...
Ok I have a 2SS but do I have to take off the dash panels to get to the connector?
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:24 PM   #183
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Ah Michael J beat me to it.

But depending on when your Camaro was built that connector may not be there. It was removed after the first several thousand rolled off the line since they decided not to go with the ABL in the dash.

But I believe the purple wire on the BCM is the wire that feeds the ABL in the doors.
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Ok I have a 2SS but do I have to take off the dash panels to get to the connector?
If you have that connector as pictured, you only have to remove the driver's side fuse panel - just pops off. If you don't have that connector in there - look around a bit, then as described above, just find the purple wire by the steering wheel column and T-Tap into that and you're good to go!
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If you have that connector as pictured, you only have to remove the driver's side fuse panel - just pops off. If you don't have that connector in there - look around a bit, then as described above, just find the purple wire by the steering wheel column and T-Tap into that and you're good to go!
wow thats easy, thanks look forward to doing it once i order my footwell ABL lighting from aac style
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:54 AM   #186
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my dark gray wire coming from the gray plastic part(next to pink, i see there's another gray plastic section on the opposite end) doesn't work and has no power.

the lighter gray(and thicker, only thick gray wire i can see) comes from the pink section, it looks like you tapped into the thicker gray wire, but it comes from your gray section and its in my pink section.

im confused, guess ill try tapping into the thick gray in the pink section and see if it does anything.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:59 AM   #187
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so attempted the install today and i failed miserably lol. i had the CCFL tubes from AAC and for some reason it didnt turn on. i pretty sure i did everything right from the grey wire(from the grey connector) to the two black wires for the ground. im suppose to connect the two red wires from the (2) inverters to the grey wire on the grey connector right? i did that and i really have no clue why its NOT WORKING!! sigh........
ever figure out your problem? i think mine is the same.
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