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Old 02-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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INT: Make 6th gen maplight come on with doors

So Ive been slacking on making this DIY again since we lost it when the site went down but here it goes.

Step 1: Find the buttons that you will be modding and remove them by gently "unplugging them"


Step 2: Label them so you do not get them mixed up. Ex: A & B


Step 3: Now that you have them out identify the spot where you are going to be soldering the wire to. Its the outside ones.


Step 4: Take one and gently pry it open (I used my pocket knife)


Step 5: After you open the top layer of the switch you are going to see the three terminals. Get a piece of wire and stick it through the back and solder it to the terminal you identified earlier.


Step 6: You will notice that when you pried open the switch you broke the pins that hold it together. Simply take your soldering gun and melt lines to reinforce.


Step 7: Measure the wire to reach the other button and repeat to the other button.


Step 8: You should end up with this.


Step 9: Now with a razor blade cut a piece of the wire coating to reveal the copper wires.


Step 10: Solder a piece of wire and heat shrink or tape it. (this will be the wire going to your maplight.


Step 11: Plug the buttons back in.



Now that you have your maplight wired up its time to wire it to the domelight.

This method will make the maplights come on when the doors are open and when you turn the dome light on. But the maplights will be individual.

Also it will disable them comming on if the domelight is in the off position.

Simply take your wire and solder it to the right terminal on the domelight.



This is what it looks like installed. Sorry se and ex owners you cant have the sunglass holder









If you have any questions let me know!!
Thanks for looking and comments/feedback's will be welcome
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Thank you for remaking this been waiting

Here's a pic for use ex/se owners



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Old 02-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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haha nice, this is something i have been doing for a while too.

here is a picture of how to do it with "regular" CB7/CD5 map lights:




one thing i have noticed, with the particular switches used, when being pressed, in mid-travel they actually make contact with both terminals for a moment, which leads to a quick "flicker" when using the rewired buttons. (more noticable with LEDs, which light up quicker.) with the wiring in the original way, this was not a problem, which im sure is why they used the cheaper switches. i assume any maplights designed with this functionality from the factory would have used "no contact until finished switching" switches. just wondering if you happened to notice the same thing, because it looks like the 6G maplight has a very different construction and uses different components.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for that picture. I never really messed with the cd5 maplights but from the picture does it have an unused terminal aswell? Its like Honda intended to wire these up but dident go through with it.

And ive been cb less for a few months now so I wont be able to tell you lmao. I dont remember it flickering but maybe someone that does this will be able to confirm.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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yes the lowermost terminal is unused. i said the same thing! honda got everything ready to add the option, but just left it out! even the main plug is a 3-pin plug with the center pin missing from it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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I just got a cl maplight and it actually has the three wire already. So I guess Honda did decide to go through with it lol

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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Anyone done this yet?
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #8
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Did this DIY today works just as it should
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #9
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Did this DIY today works just as it should
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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very nice write up man!

check out what i did, post 140. little differnt but i like your write up better. more detail haha.

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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very nice write up man!

check out what i did, post 140. little differnt but i like your write up better. more detail haha.

http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...p+light&page=7
Lol thanks man, I figured id make this detailed for the people that dont know alot about electronics Ive read that thread before but could never find and info lol. Should of kept going
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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i just got a legend map light looking for a DIY on install now then ill come back to this.

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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i just got a legend map light looking for a DIY on install now then ill come back to this.

x2 i want to install mine but i'd like to know how to rig it to come on when the doors open.....
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
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Thats old. I ended up using the rear map light on mine. I used the other thread... Its around here somewhere.
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