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post Aug 29, 2009 - 8:03 PM
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Hi all,

I did not like how my Celica was missing the keyring light as I found it frustrating finding the key hole at night... so I decided to do a write up to hopefully make it easier for someone else to install it..

This write up is to install a ignition key ring light so that it turns on when the car door is opened and has a 5 second delay time to switch off once the door has been closed. It makes it a lot easier to put the keys in the ignition at night.

I'm writing this up because i was wanting to do this to my car for about two years and i finally got the information from a member on here (Cavegod) but thought a clear write up would make things easier for people.


Tools:

Philips screw driver
Size 10mm socket
Wire strippers
Soldering iron or connector lugs and tape
Two bits of wire
Bulb and housing
Ignition key ring light piece- i got mine from the car wreckers (picture shown below). Black is the old one, clear is the new one



Photo above came from delusionz (post at http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...ignition+light)


How-To Install:

The circles in the pictures are for screws that need to be removed. On your bulb housing its probably best to increases the length of the wires, so they were about 200mm-300mm long, before you begin.

Lift up the side skirt panel- labeled 1. Then take off the panel labeled 2.



Remove the panel around the key. Here is a photo showing the clips



Remove large plastic panel. Note: that cream fuse box is what we want to get to.



Remove fuse box as the wires you want are on the reverse side of this. It was two 10mm bolts holding it in place. There was this gray plastic part, that was where the yellow marking is, I detached this as it allows the cream fuse box to come down further giving you more room to work in.



The gray lug seen in the picture above is the one you want. The light blue marking is where the factor delayed earth is (-ve) i.e. the fourth port. This will give you the 5 second delay time for the circuit. There was nothing in my -ve spot as my car didn't come with the key ring light from factory. The brown marking is where a constant +ve is i.e. the third port.

You need to find a way to connect one of your wires in to the -ve spot. One way i found to do this is to strip your wire back about 15-20mm and then feed it through the 4th hole (when the gray lug is unplugged) and bend it up on the outside of the lug so when you put the lug back in its spot it will hold the wire in place so it cant come out.

Next cut the 3rd wire (shown as brown) and join in your other wire (which will be your +ve). I used a wiring joiner to do this and then taped it up. Soldering and heat shrink would be your best option though. Note: You can also find a constant +ve feed from your clock etc.



With your two wires you installed you need to join these up to your bulb housing (you may have done this already). Note: It doesn't matter which way you wire the bulb housing up to your +ve and -ve wires- as bulbs aren't polarised so orientation doesn't matter.

Now you are pretty much done. All you need to do now is replace the black factory ignition light housing with the clear one you brought (shown in the first picture) and plug in the light bulb housing. Then put all the panels back on in the reverse of what you have done.

I hope this helps some one smile.gif

This post has been edited by beno: Jun 1, 2011 - 2:46 AM
post Sep 17, 2009 - 1:54 AM
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it might be a dumb question but where did you got a hold of the clear ignition key ring
post Sep 17, 2009 - 6:56 AM
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Glad to be of service!! theres a few other timed circuits in that relay box but ain't found a use for them yet.
post Oct 15, 2009 - 8:47 PM
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Sorry for the late reply, but i got it from a wrecked Celica. The curren might have the same piece as they are pretty much the same
post Nov 10, 2009 - 7:32 AM
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Thanks for that, I've always wondered where that is. Actually I had just tapped mine off the cigarette lighter so its constant.
I like it constant, But I would also like it to also come on when the door is open with the delay since thats what the real purpose is for, to see your keyhole at night when you put your key in, not much use when the key is already in...


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post Nov 10, 2009 - 7:36 AM
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Are those pictures from your 96 GT4 ?

From what I know 1996 models did not come with the high wrc spoiler option, how did yours come with one?

Also from what I can see you didnt get these -



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269awhp / 273ft-lbs
post Nov 13, 2009 - 12:43 PM
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never mind oops

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post May 31, 2011 - 2:52 AM
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Hi delisionz, another late reply smile.gif just to clarify this write up is so the light comes on when the car door is opened and has a five second delay before turning off once the door is shut.

i.e so you can find the key hole at night. It makes it easy to put the key in the ignition chamber (when getting into your car) or taking the key from the ignition chamber (when hopping out of your car). As when your getting into or out of your car you open the door and the key light turns on. This write up makes the key light operate the same as the celicas with this option installed at the factory

As for the other questions, this car did not seem to come with those GT4 side skirts... previous owner probably sold them off before flicking the car on thumbsdown.gif . I brought the genuine ST205 raiser blocks from a guy on here who had a mate at Toyota

This post has been edited by beno: May 31, 2011 - 3:03 AM

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