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2003 face plate does not illuminate

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by KKralicek, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. KKralicek

    KKralicek New Member

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    recently installed a 2003 faceplate in my 1999 zx2 Original faceplate lit up when headlights were turned on, but the new faceplate doesn't illuminate at all.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    The wiring is different in the 03.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    It could be that the bulbs are burnt out too. I have two faceplates. The one I installed has non working bulbs so once I finish the LED conversion I'll just swap it out since I've already wired it. Remove the backing plate and pull out the board where the bulbs are and replace them or do what I'm going to do and modify in some LED's.

    This is what the board looks like:

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    The bulbs are covered with green plastic sleeves to give it the color it needs to match the stock color but since I'm changing the color of the dash lighting I'm going LED.

    These are the covers:

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    John
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    We always called them mouse condoms.
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    jsherwood6764 FEOA Member

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    What needs to be done to fix this?
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    Change the wiring :)
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    jsherwood6764 FEOA Member

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    Lol I would love to. What wiring do I have to change?
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    The wiring that makes the face light up. I can do this all day :p
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    Get the adapter harness from 4cylinder! I have used 2 of them for my fleet (still need to get another someday).
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    If you have the plug In harness from the 2003 what specific wires need to be moved or rewired? Can anyone provide a schematic diagram?
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    jsherwood6764 FEOA Member

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    Ok I'll try messaging 4cylinder again. What's the best way to get hold of him?
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Hit up 4cylinder. He can tell you what you need to do. I think he can even make you the loom you need.

    John
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Click on his name highlighted in blue in the previous post on the "like" line. It's a link to his profile. You can message him through there.

    John
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