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Old Tue, May-16-2006, 09:03:56 PM   #11
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actually it would be helpful if someone could chime in about the wiring. does it need to be spliced ?
the oem connector which goes to the trunk release and license plate lights has the following 3 wire colors (brown, grey/brown stripe and grey/yellow stripe). i ended up using brown and grey/brown for each of the new 5 series lights. not really sure what the grey/yellow wire is for. i assume its a digital signal for the oem trunk release which i will no longer use.
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the oem connector which goes to the trunk release and license plate lights has the following 3 wire colors (brown, grey/brown stripe and grey/yellow stripe). i ended up using brown and grey/brown for each of the new 5 series lights. not really sure what the grey/yellow wire is for. im assume its a digital signal for the oem trunk release which i will no longer use.
did you just use a tap from radioshack like this?:


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Old Tue, May-16-2006, 09:53:50 PM   #13
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did you just use a tap from radioshack like this?:


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yes that should do just fine. as for me, i cut the orig connector of my oem trunk and plugged it back to the wire harness. then i just used 2 of the 3 wires and spliced them to the green wires.
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any update or pics on how you did the wiring?
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im waiting till i hear back from vorsteiner/the company i bought it from before i go any further.
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Old Thu, May-18-2006, 08:13:51 AM   #16
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im waiting till i hear back from vorsteiner/the company i bought it from before i go any further.
Hey there!

What'chu waiting for Vorsteiner for?

Go ahead and drill the two holes for the "push bolt thingies" - they will have to be slightly bigger than the rest of the holes.

As for the holes for the toolkit screws, just drill holes that are smaller than the screws; kinda like predrilling hole in wood. I also had to use my Dremel to cut the square hole for the toolkit "nut thingy".

My toolkit didn't need the support strap. Try it on you OEM trunk and see if you toolkit is actually being supported by the strap.

As for the rest, well you heard about my problem - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=365349

anyway, it turned out nice, except for the lock...








Oh yeah, I'm still waiting to hear from Vorsteiner...

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do you have any pics of your wiring?
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do you have any pics of your wiring?
Nope... Just follow what daytonaviolet said. That's exactly how I hooked mine up. I wired the two lights in parallel and then wired them to the two wires using the wire taps you posted.
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hmm, well...

test fitted the trunk today. there was a few places where the thickness of the trunk varied. the light on the left side of the trunk would not "hook" onto the side of the trunk. that would have to be sanded down quite a bit. there was another very uneven part along the ridge of the trunk that butts up against the window. enough so that it was very noticeable. the last problem i ran into was residue in the threads where the hinges attatch to the trunk.

man i am not having very good luck with csl trunks...
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test fitted the trunk today. there was a few places where the thickness of the trunk varied. the light on the left side of the trunk would not "hook" onto the side of the trunk. that would have to be sanded down quite a bit. there was another very uneven part along the ridge of the trunk that butts up against the window. enough so that it was very noticeable. the last problem i ran into was residue in the threads where the hinges attatch to the trunk.

man i am not having very good luck with csl trunks...
can you take some pics of these? alot of times you still have to adjust the hinges (up/down and forward/back) to tet the ridge of the trunk to fit nicely near the window. you dont want to hit the rubber window seal. about the residue, it normal to have the threads of the metal nuts to be dirty. just use some rubbing alcohol and q-tips to clean it out. but you should have no problems installing the oem torx screws.

your doing a great job btw
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