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Iluminated Gear Stick
#1
Hi

I have purchased an iluminated gear stick which have a brown & red wire, I presume that the red wire is "live" & the brown wire is "earth" I was wondering if the gear stick could be wired into the gear gaitor amberance light wiring which would save routing the wires into the light switch below the dash, any advice would be appreciated.

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Mark
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(5:th-May-2018, 19:13:15)marktourino Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Hi

I have purchased an iluminated gear stick which have a brown & red wire, I presume that the red wire is "live" & the brown wire is "earth" I was wondering if the gear stick could be wired into the gear gaitor amberance light wiring which would save routing the wires into the light switch below the dash, any advice would be appreciated.

Regards

Mark


Mine is wired to the 12v socket. When I wired my led strips in my door, I picked up the feed from the ambient light in the door but it was like it was underpowered and not bright enough and ended up wiring it to the window switches. Don’t know if the gear stick ambient light would be the same?


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#3
I presume that the ambient light is on permanently when the ignigition is switched on & pwers off when the ignigition is switched off so hopefully that should work but it just knowing which wires to splice into on the ambient lighting, sying that I do have a haynes manual & could look up the wiring diagram otherwise I could splice into light switch wiring on the below the dashboard
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(6:th-May-2018, 08:23:55)marktourino Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I presume that the ambient light is on permanently when the ignigition is switched on & pwers off when the ignigition is switched off so hopefully that should work but it just knowing which wires to splice into on the ambient lighting, sying that I do have a haynes manual & could look up the wiring diagram otherwise I could splice into light switch wiring on the below the dashboard


I’m sure there’s a how to on here for the gearstick ambient light so maybe you could refer to that.


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#5
I shall do that much appreciated
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(6:th-May-2018, 18:23:25)marktourino Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I shall do that much appreciated


No problem, did you get the same gearstick as mine?


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#7
I got mine of ebay from ICT Innovativ Car Tech (Schaltknauf) Germany, managed to wired it into my aftermarket Front Parking Sensors which was fed off the front 12 V accessory port, works a treat & looks like my gearstick which I had on my previous six speed Corsa.
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(6:th-May-2018, 20:57:59)marktourino Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I got mine of ebay from ICT Innovativ Car Tech (Schaltknauf) Germany, managed to wired it into my aftermarket Front Parking Sensors which was fed off the front 12 V accessory port, works a treat & looks like my gearstick which I had on my previous six speed Corsa.


I’ve got the same one, red led, red stitching and chrome finish


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#9
Exactly the same, just thought what I would have a quick look in the dark & it does light quite a bright red, doesn't seen to have such a long throw as the factory fitted stick which I find quite better.
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(6:th-May-2018, 21:17:09)marktourino Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Exactly the same, just thought what I would have a quick look in the dark & it does light quite a bright red, doesn't seen to have such a long throw as the factory fitted stick which I find quite better.


You should try it with a short shifter


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#11
iirc there is a switched ignition (purple wire) and ground on the power outlet socket under the radio.
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#12
Indeed there is but luckily my front aftermarket parking sensors were wired in the power outlet socket so spliced into those wires instead.
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