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How to Wire up VZ Interior Sunglasses Light to a VY Centre dome light connection

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by VYSS_Black, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. VYSS_Black

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    Hi all

    I have a VY SS Series 1 which came with the full black leather interior except the roof lining & pillars. I recently replaced the roof lining and all pillars to the black ones out of the VZ SS/HSV and it looks 10 times better.

    Only problem now is my existing roof lining had the VT style interior dome light in the middle of the roof which had a connector going into it consisting of four little wires into 1 plug. The wire colors are as follows:

    Black
    Yellow with a stripe of green
    Orange with a stripe of black
    White with a stripe of green

    I cut them off the plug as the new VZ sunnies holder light has a 6 pin plug and it will not fit into it. The VZ sunnies light has the same colors as mine sticking out of the plug PLUS an extra two colors (purple and flat orange from memory) so what i did was connect the four colors to the same wires on the vz sunnies one and tried to power it on and nothing happened.

    I have tried looking for guides on how to get this working and have found a few on here but they all involve KEEPING THE ORIGINAL light wired, and wiring the VZ one into the roof so there is two lights. I do not want that as my whole lining is off the VZ so i just want my wires to connect up to the VZ sunnies one and have that be my main light but i am having no success.

    Has anybody done this before successfully? If so can you please tell me where do i wire up the existing four wires that i have hanging out of my roof now onto the vz sunnies light to get it to work and i really dont want to have to pay an auto elec 100$ for taping together 4 wires...
     
  2. heyitsEnricoPallazzo

    heyitsEnricoPallazzo Big block Alloytec

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    A schematic might help.
     

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    Not really, as that shows bcm connections, i already have the wires i need hanging out of my roof - i just need to know where to attach them to on the VZ Sunnies Light... this has to have been done before...
     
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    Hey mate, sorry to be off topic, but do you have pics of the new roof lining? i was looking at doing it also!
     
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    Use a multimeter/test light to check your existing wires. Black will be earth, the others can only be +batt or +acc I woulda thought?

    Anyways, I can't see a little trial and error hurting, and imagine that if you wired it up so that same wires match up - old harness to new plug, you'll be fine. The 2 extra wires will be to feed the rear passenger l;ights so I would think can be safely ignored ?
     
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    I'll try to get a few pics up on the weekend..
     
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    It should work if you do this:

    white/green(wg) to yellow/blue (yl).

    orange/black(ob) to orange/black(right side).

    black(bl) to purple(p) & black(bl).

    yellow/blue(yl) to orange/black(left side) & white/green(wg).


    Notes,

    All colours in bold are existing vehicle wires. Balance are VZ interior lighting connector.

    You will need to find the correct L&R orange/brown wires yourself by refering to the schematic below.

    Pull the interior illumination fuse before starting work.

    No responsibility accepted on my part for any damage.

    Good luck!
     

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    Your a champion my friend this is exactly what i was looking for.. I am going to try this first chance i get. I thought by connecting same color wires it should have worked but obviously that was not the case.. especially when i seen the purple and second orange wire hanging on the connector.. i just thought they were not to be utilized as i didnt have them sticking out of my roof.

    Will try and let you know how i go.
     
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    heyitsEnricoPallazzo Big block Alloytec

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    Even easier

    To save some rootin' around. I have done the work for you.

    See pic.

    RH orange/black wire is #6.

    LH orange/black wire is #3
     

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    Your a champion mate many thanks.

    I am going to do this Saturday (would have done it earlier but i work till dark)

    I have one question though, where you have listed the following:

    white/green(wg) to yellow/blue (yl).

    orange/brown(ob) to orange/brown(right side).

    black/white(bl) to purple(p) & black/white(bl).

    yellow/blue(yl) to orange/brown(left side) & white/green(wg).

    I do not have a black/white lead coming out of my roof - the lead i have coming out seems to be fully black.. is it the same thing?
     
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    heyitsEnricoPallazzo Big block Alloytec

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    My mistake is black only. It is the earth wire.

    Ammended.
     
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    Worked like champ mate, owe you heaps for that!

    I'll try and get pics up of the finished project by tommorow!
     
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    Good to hear. My reputation is intact. Or did I just get one?
     
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    Just an update people...

    Went with for a drive with a few of the boys at night, and as they opened the back doors they mentioned about the darkness in the back seats... then they looked up at the little lights above the back seat doors and said, hey why dont they work?

    I totally forgot all about them lights, but as i now remember it, they are wired to the new roof lining and the plug that came out of it - which has now been discarded as i used my wires which are on my car

    Any experts on how to wire these to work without ripping the lining out again? Appreciate your comments especially 'enrico pallazo'.

    Cheers
     
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    For the rears there are 3 wires on each side. Black, white/green & orange/brown. They should connect directly to the same colours as the existing factory interior illumination loom eg. black to black etc. with the yellow/blue wire not connected to the rears.

    As to connecting them without ripping out the lining again, I can't say.

    Where's the bloody pic?
     
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    what is that picture from?
     
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    Magic thread bump.

    I ended up here after trying to wire in the holder into a VX Berlina. Was able to work it out with the help of the pictures here, however my car was slightly different.

    Have created another thread for the mid-spec BCM with BCM switched negative (Violet wire), and how to wire it in without keeping the dome light.

    https://forums.justcommodores.com.a...holder-lights-to-vt-vx-berlina-calais.276147/
     

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