www.gt4dc.co.uk
Maintain, Modify and DRIVE your GT-Four


It is currently Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:32 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:27 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
hi i have a jdm 205 with the horrible hang down rear fog light i know people have changed this to a reverse light i was just wondering how to do this. i have the aftermarket fog light switch inside and also wanted to put the uk switch in is this possible cheers hally


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:59 pm 
Offline
Club Staff
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Sunny Fareham, UK
Car Model: ST205
You can wire this into the rear light cluster - I used a diode and a switch - I'll see if I have the pictures :)

_________________
Kris
95 ST205 - slept for 10 years, now waking up...
Avensis
http://www.gtfours.co.uk
_______________________________________
Turbocharging - the replacement for displacement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:06 am 
Offline
Group N
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:33 am
Posts: 162
Location: Belfast, Notts & Boston MA
Car Model: None
Another one is to wire the centre brake light as the fog too :) Kris's method sounds better though as you have all the lights working.

_________________
Per Ardua Ad Astra

∞ 1995 ST205 JDM ∞


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:39 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
yeah mate if u could get the piks for me that would be great


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:45 pm 
Offline
Club Staff
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Sunny Fareham, UK
Car Model: ST205
A few pictures of the modification I did to get the rear fog light into the light cluster...

Picture of the original vs the later spec rear light cluster
Image

Another picture of the rear lights. Note that the connections into the housing are orientated slighty differently, but the original loom still fits without modification :)
Image


Picture with a small section of the loom wrapping removed to expose the wires...
Image


Modify the wiring similar to this - note the fused 12V supply. The rear lamp draws 1.7A. I fused the supply at 5A.
Image

This mod means you can run the inner lights as switchable fog lights, whilst keeping all the brake lights and without illuminating the "bulb blown" indication in the dash :)

_________________
Kris
95 ST205 - slept for 10 years, now waking up...
Avensis
http://www.gtfours.co.uk
_______________________________________
Turbocharging - the replacement for displacement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:30 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
Cheers for the pics mate but im i right in thinking tht you only need one reverse light on the backend for an mot?
just i would rather just have the 1 fog and just use the origional bulb mount for the reverse light with the aftermarket switch wiring or am i barking up the wrong tree ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:49 pm 
Offline
Club Staff
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Sunny Fareham, UK
Car Model: ST205
Hally, you're barking up the wrong tree :P

All lights are available, the only difference is that the 2 inner lights become switchable fog lights.

No lights are removed or altered

_________________
Kris
95 ST205 - slept for 10 years, now waking up...
Avensis
http://www.gtfours.co.uk
_______________________________________
Turbocharging - the replacement for displacement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:59 pm 
Offline
Group N

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:37 pm
Posts: 285
Location: uk southampton
Car Model: ST205
This is a tidy little mod Kris might have to do mine this way.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:55 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
ok then so do i keep the fog light switch and the wireing that i have and just splice that into the diode? Im just not sure


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:40 pm 
Offline
Club Staff
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Sunny Fareham, UK
Car Model: ST205
Quote:
ok then so do i keep the fog light switch and the wireing that i have and just splice that into the diode?

Yes

_________________
Kris
95 ST205 - slept for 10 years, now waking up...
Avensis
http://www.gtfours.co.uk
_______________________________________
Turbocharging - the replacement for displacement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:29 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
i mite have to have a go at this but it defo should be a how to !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:28 pm 
Offline
Club Staff
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Posts: 1953
Location: Sunny Fareham, UK
Car Model: ST205
Quote:
but it defo should be a how to !

I've put it in with the pile of stuff to be published on http://www.gtfours.co.uk

_________________
Kris
95 ST205 - slept for 10 years, now waking up...
Avensis
http://www.gtfours.co.uk
_______________________________________
Turbocharging - the replacement for displacement


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:04 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
cool ill keep an eye on it got the dredded mot in a few weeks so ill have a go after


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:33 pm 
Offline
Group N
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:32 pm
Posts: 238
Location: Under the Bonnet.
Car Model: None
do you have a wiring diagram for this mod, i want to apply it to my st185 jdm

_________________
1990 JDM ST185 Grey.
ST205 head gasket.
ARP head bolts.
ST205 Koyo Rad. (almost)
Front mount intercooler.
Colder plugs.
3" decat pipe.
4 Branch manifold.
Nitrous Oxide Steroids for Cars!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:17 pm 
Offline
Clubman

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Posts: 140
Car Model: None
Any chance of a wiring diagram for this im definatly gona have a go


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group