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TOOLS

  • Wire strippers
  • Phillips screwdriver

THINGS YOU'LL NEED

  • 1x Vectra B smoked interior light
  • 30cm of speaker cable
  • 1x Festoon bulb (same as corsa one)
  • 2x 501 bulbs
  • 1x Small screw

STEP 1

Get yourself a Vectra B smoked interior map light :)



STEP 2

Get two small lengths of cable (15cm will be long enough) and using the wire strippers, strip both ends.

STEP 3

Attach the existing grey/negative wire to the second from left connector on the Vectra light, and the existing red/live wire to the second from right connector on the Vectra light. These will power the festoon bulb just like before in your Corsa.

STEP 4

Bridge one length of cable from the red/live wire and plug the other end into the far right connector on the Vectra light.

STEP 5

Attach the other bit of cable to the far left connector on the Vectra light. The other end needs grounding and so the best way to do this is to screw it to the car's body. Where the light clips back in, there should be a hole already drilled in the roof, you can screw it in here. Just be careful not to screw right through :)







RESULT

The interior light should work just as it did before in your Corsa but both of the side map lights will work completely indepedently even when the ignition isn't even turned on :)







COST

Not a lot! £1 for the light and a few pennies for a bit of cable :)

NOTE

If you are using LEDs like I have, remember they are polarised so they will have to be put in the right way round for them to work :)

Thank you to Watts for some of the pictures :)
 

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Good use of the pictures i took matey! i love it!

Looks stunning! Could you direct me to the bulbs you used for map lights, liking the LED a lot!
 

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Good use of the pictures i took matey! i love it!

Looks stunning! Could you direct me to the bulbs you used for map lights, liking the LED a lot!
I use lightec autostyle for lights usually. Or there's always eBay.

The middle light is a blue 6 LED 42mm festoon bulb and the side lights are white LED 501 W5W bulbs :thumbs_up:
 

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What year vectra's are they from? And also, will an smd 501 work in it? What I mean is, do they 501's point downwards or horizontally?
 

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also nibnob i've been trying for ages to work out how to get to the 501 bulbs, and i havn't worked it out? How do you change the bulbs lol!
 

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Please, what do you mean front face?
 

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What age vectra do I need to look for to find one?
 

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Just found another guide for this in interior/exterior section, and the wires are different in that one??
 

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Sorry just notice that it's the earth and bridged live are swapped!
 

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Thanks for these pics dude!
 
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