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Fitting a lights left on alarm/buzzer to your Mx-5/Roadster

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Fitting a lights left on alarm/buzzer to your Mx-5/Roadster

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:40 pm

Some do come with instructions to strip the wire back and remove fuses, shove the wire in the fuse box and push the fuse back in place, PLEASE throw them in the bin, I personally don't and have never liked this unsafe method of doing this, do it once and do it right first time safe and right.
This will work for any car.
So here is a quick how to...

First remove the side wall trim panel which is held in place by a trim clip at the top at the back and a spring clip to the body work behind it ,which just pulls free with a little pull. Locate the wire that runs from the interior light door pillar switch (Red and white on a Mk 1, but watch out as there are two of that colour)

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The black wire from the alarm/buzzer needs to be connected to this wire, you may need to add an extra foot of wire to the black wire, in the pic I have stripped back the cover and attached ready for lead loading/soldering (please cover the soldered connection with plenty of electrical tape), you can also use scotch/snap connections, but soldering is a more solid way of doing this.

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Next the red wire needs to be connected to the illumination wire on one of the switches plugs, (Red and black on a Mk 1), strip back the wire cover and either lead load/solder or scotch/snap clip, a tip would be to trial fit first just to make sure that you have the correct interior pillar light switch wire before making it a permanent connection, (please cover the soldered connection with plenty of electrical tape)
Test by switching on the side lights/illumination, and the alarm/buzzer should work with the door open.

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Should take between 20/30 minutes.
Any problems, just ask.
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