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Old 09-10-2003, 11:37 AM
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just added a trunk light to my 98 hatchback and took 2 pics of wires to tap into.
you must remove rear and drivers side panel to get to this plug located by the drivers side rear passenger seat. The positive wire ends at plug and does not extend past the rear seats on my dx and some other civics.... look for big grey plug that is the one in which you will tap into....

tap into white wire with red stripe for constant 12v source....


tap into blue wire with black stripe for trunk latch switch ( ground ) On grey plug..


sorry bout the blurry pics but hopefully will be useful for you all..
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:41 AM
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Thanks for the info. I was wanting to do the same thing in my 96.
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did you use a dc2 trunk light?
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:46 AM
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actually used a trunk light off a 93 civic lx.. you can also use an old crx si cargo light or a 88-95 civic trunk light..... i found that the trunk lights from an accord and a 99-2000 civic were a little bigger than the whole... you may be able to use the dc2 i think they are the same size as the civics
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Sounds cool! Lets see some pics!! (From the outside I mean )
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wheres the pic of the light in action?
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i have the light in my 92 cx too but its not hoked up...do u know if the wire colors are the same?
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pics of performance? i wanna see how it does.
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pic of it in action


and pic when hatch is shut
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 92civeg &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i have the light in my 92 cx too but its not hoked up...do u know if the wire colors are the same?</TD></TR></TABLE>

you might have to get a multi-meter and test wires.. thats how i did it.. also you may be able to find out what color with the trunk latch uses by taking of cover on trunk lid.........
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Old 09-10-2003, 01:24 PM
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i put one in my 97 hatch too. the wiring is pretty simple. the red wire on the light goes to the red wire in the floor wiring, and the blue/white wire on the light goes to the blue/white wire that goes to the latch sensor (for the trunk open light). the only problem is, the coupe light is a different shape from the hatch hole, so i just stuck the cover back in.
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bad *** man.. nice work!
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how long did it take to hook up?
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Hey do you have the honda part number to the light by any chance. I was thinking about doing this too. Thanks
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by aw1234dude &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey do you have the honda part number to the light by any chance. I was thinking about doing this too. Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE>

ditto on that as well great post
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I bought them off of ebay for $5.50
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i have a light off a 00 SI for $5 if anyone wants it, IM me.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:28 AM
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so the blue wire from the grey plug is the sensor for the hatch latch..

what about the other wire. where do I tap it to.. which plug and what color?

the light would then only go on when the hatch is open right and turn off when the hatch is closed..

some one please help me.. is the blue wire with the senor for the latch power or ground??
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does anyone have a spare set laying around?? and does the wiring the same for 99-00 hatches?
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Old 04-01-2004, 11:32 AM
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awesome writeup

if anyone is interested in this mod, pm me for pricing on a light
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Old 04-01-2004, 11:45 AM
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nice! i may have to do that
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:05 PM
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Nice DIY I always wanted a trunk light in my ek
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:32 PM
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looks good.....I might do mine
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i got a trunk light off of an da integra and the cool thing about it is that it has an off and on switch and it fits like a glove.
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Looks sweat!
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