Aftermarket Kit FR-V Comfort\Courtsey Lights

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Zub131, Saturday 8th Oct, 2016.

  1. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    So coming into the pitch black office car park looking for my car i realised something was missing.

    Anyone know how or if it could be possible to turn on lights when you unlock the car?
    My Superb used to put main beam on for about 20 seconds when unlocking and that was a lifesaver especially when the car park is a construction site.
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You maybe able to get an aftermarket courtesy headlights on module.
     
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    anyone know where the access is through the firewall for running wires?
    think I might wire it to the front fogs instead.
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Behind the air box there is a big conduit which goes through the bulkhead and into the inside. You can go through the same grommet.
     
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  6. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Cheers :Smile: problem number 2 is I don't know where the front fog relay is. Lol :brickwall:
     
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    I followed the clicks, there is a group of 4 relays kinda above the handbrake area under the dash. 2 black and 2 grey. It's the one closest to the front passenger wheel.

    It's not as simple as using the positive from the dome light wiring tho, because that positive is always live. the dome lights are switched via variable negativeness of the negative wire... If that makes sense.

    It would be possible to do this by adding another relay into the mix, I think.
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  8. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Ah gone right above my head. I don't even know what a relay is. If anyone manages to crack it it would be great to know.
     
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    1476394457936-211944314.

    Timed relay arrived today... The trigger will be the door lock actuator positive signals, plus a couple of diodes to stop the power going back up into them and the lock / unlock signals getting crossed over.

    The relay will be energised for 15 secs and the countdown to off starts with the trigger.

    These things are about £5 on ebay / amazon and can be set for pretty much any amount of time.
     
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  10. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Wow that looks fancy
     
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  11. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yas I thought so too. I like the red LCD board on it.
     
  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Looks complicated but you only need the instructions on how you use it. Connector details and how set the timer, using it simple then.

    Love mucking around with electronics but just don't get any time though.
     
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    Nice One @Ben28 , probably going to be a spike in sales on these things this week lol
     
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  15. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Only major drawback with this board, it will drain the battery if left on a permanent live... Which I plan on doing.
    If I'm leaving the car for more than a few days I'll unplug it.
     
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  16. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I got this wired up to the fogs a few days ago. so far so good.
    this drew my attn to the state of the fog lights tho.... full of water and nasty grey / green crap. sorted it but had to drill the screws out. rusty? they were basically powder.
     
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    Nice one @Ben28 , my fogs need drilling out too, I want to change the bulbs but came across the same problem.
     
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    @Bones126 If you want to change the bulbs, try taking of the plastic on the wheelwell area and going through there. It worked for me. Was fiddly but got the bulbs out. Need to buy the replacement, considering LED.
     
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    Nice One @DrSam , will give it a go :Thumbup:
     
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  20. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    good tip about access from the wheel arch!
    I'm also thinking about led but there isn't much room on the NS due to the washer tank... Think would need to be ones without much of a sticky out heatsink