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Fitting a glove box light *GUIDE*

Discussion in 'Mk4 Ibiza Guides (6L) 2002-2008' started by joonspoon, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. joonspoon

    joonspoon 175hp. 275lbs/ft.

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    Fit a glove box light. Mk4 Ibiza.

    This is how I did mine.
    I'm not responsible if you wreck the car you're working on!


    Thanks to BlackFR for inspiring this.

    I've just fitted a glove box light in my MK4 Ibiza TDi FR.

    Parts list.
    3B0 947 415 B Lamp (1)
    1J0 947 561 C Switch (1)
    893 971 632 Housing (1)
    1J0 973 119 Housing (1)
    000 979 133 Wire (2)
    000 979 131 Wire (2)

    Including VAT the total was £17.43 (as of January 2007).
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    Cut one of each wire type in half and join one half of each wire to make a single wire with a different fitting at each end.
    Push the wires into the appropriate housings and then clip the housings into the switch and lamp.
    I fitted an earth terminal to make things easier later on.

    Because the lamp is polarised I connected the wires like this.
    Note, because the housings only fit one way make sure you push the wires in correctly!


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    Prise off the end panel from the dash.

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    Look in at the top of the glove box. You will see a pre cut rectangle.
    Push it out (glove box housing removed for photo).


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    From inside the glove box feed the wires and switch through the hole and snap the lamp into place.

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    Switch clips on here.

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    Switch fitted.

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    Remove this screw, slip the earth terminal under the plastic trim, align holes and replace screw.

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    I used the live feed to my CD changer for power which I connected to using a scotch lock.
    The changer is in my glove box so the supply is nice and close.
    The wire I used is this one on my cable.


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    The light fitted and working.

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    You can use the feed from the interior light but that means removing the interior light, passenger door A-pillar trim and routing a wire behind the headlining.

    Doing it this way means you only remove one trim panel.

    Hope this helps someone.

    Guy.
     
    #1 joonspoon, Jan 22, 2007
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  2. oldman

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    that is a very good and clear guide fella.
    will look at my glove box tonight and see if i have a light and may need to follow and hope it similar for a leon

    cheers, neilw
     
  3. googies

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    you could also use the power from the Cigareete lighter, or ashtray light (not sure of location in ibiza/leon etc) be bit closer than interior light. Good guide though.
     
  4. CHR15B

    CHR15B Active Member

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    Got all the parts required for installation... so can confirm that exactly what Joonsoon has listed is the exact parts and quantity you require.

    Will be fitting on Saturday. :)
     
  5. RichieRich

    RichieRich Mk4 Golf GT TDi

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    Thanks guy needed one of these! such a pain in the bum tryin to see in with no light! gettin the parts orderd :)
     
  6. CHR15B

    CHR15B Active Member

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  7. RichieRich

    RichieRich Mk4 Golf GT TDi

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    parts arrived and already fitted with an lil extra touch blue xenon side light bulb in there looks ace :) not very blue but its like pure white with a tint of blue looks amazing :) thanks to every1 :)
     
  8. BIGGY

    BIGGY Guest

    have you got a pic of yours mate?
     
  9. RichieRich

    RichieRich Mk4 Golf GT TDi

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    not yet but can get one, umm 2morrow now i think...
     
  10. Andybon

    Andybon BOOYAH!!!

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    Just been to the dealer to order all this, and it came to £29 altogether.
     
  11. Andybon

    Andybon BOOYAH!!!

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    Also, another place to get the live feed from, is the permanant live form the headunit (the yellow cable)
     
  12. BeezaDave

    BeezaDave LimerickHurlingSupporter

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    sorry if im being stupid but does this mean that the light only turns on when you open the glovebox and turn off when you close it?
     
  13. RichieRich

    RichieRich Mk4 Golf GT TDi

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    yup, why would u want the light on if it was closed? :)
     
  14. BeezaDave

    BeezaDave LimerickHurlingSupporter

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    im trying to hatch a chicken egg and i need to keep him nice and warm.:lol:haha.
     
  15. RichieRich

    RichieRich Mk4 Golf GT TDi

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    then take out the switch ;)
     
  16. ShizTheBiz

    ShizTheBiz Active Member

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    great guide fella :y:
     
  17. kavimagdani

    kavimagdani Guest

    great, thanks
     
  18. mjstokes85

    mjstokes85 Diesel Power

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    Great guide, I would love to fit the glove box light in my car but not sure as to where I can get a feed from. I have curtain airbags so cannot run one down the A pillar from the interior light, I have no CD changer so can't take one from that, and I don't really want to have to remove the centre console. Is there any other way I could do it?
     
  19. bealz998

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    Good guide I need this doing where do u order the parts from?
     
  20. FR.MAN

    FR.MAN Active Member

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    10/10.. Always thought it was a bit dud no light n glovebox :)
     

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