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    Vehicle : Opel Vectra C Estate

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    Engine : Z22YH

    Year : 2007

    Mileage : 55000

    Default plate lights on estate

    I am doing a "DRL install" (LEDs in the front bumper) and i want the drl's to come on when the rear plate lights do, giving some kind of "follow-me-home" effect as the plate lights turn on when you unlock the car and go out when you lock it.

    The plan is to find some place to hook up a wire that goes to a relay i already installed in the battery compartment. The obvious connection point would be in the tail gate but i would prefer to connect somewhere close to the rear control box if posible.

    Does anyone know what wire or connector it is or maybe what fuse is used for the plate lights?

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    its a black wire ... ill try and check later..

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    its pin 10 on the XR6A plug, and its black (well most are black in that plug anyway).

    and its located here (look at red square)


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    thanks kenp, i will look in that general area with a volt meter!

    pretty sure it's a black lead, at least it is black at the tailgate end i had a look this saturday as i accidentally tore off the inside handle and needed to remove the door card to get it back.

    i really liked it more when cables were colour-coded

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    Problem is that pretty much every wire in that block is black... but actually they are colourcoded... theres just to many of the same on that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    Problem is that pretty much every wire in that block is black... but actually they are colourcoded... theres just to many of the same on that one...
    that's exacly what i saw inside the tailgate, only black leads, and the occasional brown one, at that point i realized i needed some help

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    Hi, Did you ever find pin 10??

    My number plate lights have stopped working and Its getting <3V at the bulb. Wanted to check the connector was ok?

    Thanks

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    For info:

    In the lower half of connector XR6A there is a smaller white connector block.

    This smaller white block is where the number plate light pin 10 is.

    There are two columns of pins in this block.
    The pin I need is in the right hand column, 2nd from the top.
    The number 1 pin is in the bottom right of this white block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky View Post
    For info:

    In the lower half of connector XR6A there is a smaller white connector block.

    This smaller white block is where the number plate light pin 10 is.

    There are two columns of pins in this block.
    The pin I need is in the right hand column, 2nd from the top.
    The number 1 pin is in the bottom right of this white block.
    3:rd from the top, actually, i found it today. i usually have a dog cage fitted preventing access to those connectors, but today the dog was out.

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    So, now, a year later and then some.... i have a wire running from the boot (did it this winter) , up to a switch in one of the button blanks (installed today), and further on to a relay in the battery box (fittedt this spring) . no lamps yet though.
    At this rate i will have all planned mods ready by 2019, hope the Vec survives that long

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