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How to make quadruple rear running lights

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by poliq, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. greck999

    greck999 SLOW work in progress....

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    I was like you initially, a bit apprehensive. But it all makes sense once you get started....
    The hardest parts are getting the trim off and fishing the wire through the rubber grommet at the top off the boot.
    I'm no electrician but its relatively simple....

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  2. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    Is it really that hard to get? I tried to make it pretty simple, step by step..

    Yeah, the rubber brommit between the hatch and the roof is a pain! Needs some serious pulling!! :cartman:
     
  3. Dozer360

    Dozer360 mk1 Seat Leon 20v T

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    looks good mate :thumbup:
     
  4. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    thanks! :)
     
  5. Mobo

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    Have started this but realised i dont have a 18mm drill bit so done it up to 16 and tried squashing one through. They realised i had broken the holder and now need to order another:(
     
  6. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    You could try cutting it with a knife?
     
  7. Mobo

    Mobo Active Member

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    I tried heating it but messed it up further so i used a knife on the other side and it fits perfectly. Managed to get the messed up side to fit but and it was working but once i shut the boot it stoped so im thinking it could be down to the soldering.

    I still need to get the wire from the brakes to the bulb holders so they are always running.
     
  8. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    You still need to do the wiring proper?
    Almost sounded like you wanted to do brake lights in the inner ones as well, but that would be an MOT fail.
     
  9. Mobo

    Mobo Active Member

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    #69 Mobo, Jun 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  10. Dozer360

    Dozer360 mk1 Seat Leon 20v T

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  11. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    As above..
     
  12. Mobo

    Mobo Active Member

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    Finally done this. Did most the wiring the other day when i had to change my areil.
    I did have problems with side and found but after ordering a new holder i realised it wasnt the ground connections that where faulty it was the positive.
    and then connecting the wire to the back of the headlight i found it in a right mess as it had lots of other random wires wich im assuiming are for the tow bar.
    Will get pics up later
     
  13. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    Welcome to the club then
     
  14. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    Thought I'd share a couple of daytime pics now that I've wiped off the tinting spray..

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  15. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    Just showing how it looks in dark tinted lights:

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  16. Cupra_Mat

    Cupra_Mat Active Member

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    Can you not just replace the fog bulb with a normal bulb replacement and crimp the wire that goes to the main lights to the fog?

    Surely you shouldn’t need to solder the clusters or change the bulb adapters in the cluster, or I am thinking to simple? :/
     
  17. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    You could ofc, but that would mean sacrificing you rear fog lights resulting in an MOT failure...
    Hence all the work.
     
  18. Kali

    Kali Active Member

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    The images are not working. :/
     
  19. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    post 75 is showing :/
     
  20. poliq

    poliq four-by-four fan

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    I really don't come here very often anymore.. But if you want I'll do the rest a day I've got the time..

    Here are a few to give you an idea.

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