2007 VXR8 ignition switched feed under bonnet.

2007 VXR8 ignition switched feed under bonnet.

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Mantahatch

Original Poster:

27 posts

95 months

Friday 26th June
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Morning everyone, thinking of doing a slight modification and using the fog lights or spot lights as day running lights. I did a quick search in the fuse box with my multi meter for an ignition switched live but could not find one.

Does anyone know where I can find said feed in the under bonnet area please.

Many Thanks

vxr2010

2,072 posts

115 months

Friday 26th June
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i would think it’s quicker and easier to put a switch in , i tried searching the wires around the ignition to put another light on the car and gave up in the end , i maybe wrong but wiring appears to be i think they call it cams ? so it uses signal wires rather than a supply to turn things on and off , but i maybe wrong

mfp4073

1,603 posts

130 months

Friday 26th June
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I am no expert with electronics but I think if you hack into your cars wiring and fit DRL's you may very well end up with more trouble codes than you can shake a stick at.
I have fitted a few LED's to my Monaro and the bulbs were canbus compliant so no error codes at all. Anything more than that and you had better know what you are doing.

vxr2010

2,072 posts

115 months

Saturday 27th June
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as above , that’s the word i was looking for , i tried to put an cut out on the clutch switch , i wired it all up it worked for a while then the electronics basically stopped it from working and car would start as normal

stevieturbo

14,880 posts

203 months

Saturday 27th June
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Or just turn your headlights on ?

There's a switch near the steering wheel, and no need to wire anything.

mfp4073

1,603 posts

130 months

Saturday 27th June
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Yep, replace your standard sidelights with good quality LED builds and just switch them on for the DLR effect......job donesmile
I got my builds from auto bulbs direct, they are a very good company to deal with and don't sell cheap rubbish.

Mantahatch

Original Poster:

27 posts

95 months

Sunday 28th June
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Sorry for taking so long t0 get back to you all, has been a very busy and productive weekend.

Thanks for the suggestions I won't give up just yet, was just going for a slightly different look.