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Old 01-07-2013, 02:07 PM
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Did one door of the Jeep, and it's a PITA. Pictures and a write up to follow soon. (Hopefully today)
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:34 PM
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Did one door of the Jeep, and it's a PITA. Pictures and a write up to follow soon. (Hopefully today)
Can't wait to see it.
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Here 'tis.

First of all, I discovered the projectors have a built in timer. After about 2 minutes, they shut down, and need a power reset to restart. The only power sources in the XK's door is switched ignition and un-switched battery, both of which are worthless to power the logo projector. That means the door panel MUST come off, and the projector wire has to run to the courtesy (dome) lights. That's the only way they'll light up with an open door.

So...

Remove three screws from the door panel. One is obvious, close to the door hinge side. Another is under the door handle. Pop out the little trim piece to find the screw:


The last is under the door handle:


Then, use a plastic trim removing tool, or maybe a thin putty knife to remove eight trim "poppers" shown here: (They will let go as each pulls out of the door itself)


Remove and unplug the window and lock control by "popping" it loose, as it has the same type of pop clips. The cables are short, and there are push-in release buttons to unlock. Remove the controls, and set aside. You will then be able to see inside the door panel to get to the lock linkage. Swing the yellow clip away to release the linkage rod.


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Old 01-07-2013, 06:51 PM
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Now, lift the door panel up and away from where it hooks on under the window. Set it aside.

Here's the back of the projector, mounted about mid way in the door steel. The projectors include a nice little hole saw, and it makes fast work of the door steel. Power the projector with clip leads to set the logo's orientation, then tighten the lock rings.


Next comes the FUN part! The door wiring "snorkel" pops out with locking tabs. You'll have to make a tool like I did to get the back side to let go. Once it's out, pull the rubber boot away to expose the plastic frame piece. Fish the projector's small cable thru the boot, then thru the plastic frame. The arrows shows the little black cable.


You will have to poke a hole into the rubber sheet inside to get access to under the dash. You will have to remove the kick panel, sill piece, and rubber door seal to get back there. Your trim popper tool will work here too. The rubber sheet is a bit lower than the main hole of the wiring "snorkel" and an inspection mirror will help.


Be sure the rubber boot is completely back onto the plastic frame before popping it back into place.

Inside, under the dash, you can tap into the courtesy light that's there. I used solder and tape. You will have to trial and error here, I think the red was positive and yellow negative. I think. Notice my all-in-the-mike CB remote unit.


If all went well, you will have this with an open door. It's bright enough to be a courtesy light outside. The projector is outside the door seal, but there's about 1/2" of clearance there, so it won't interfere with the door. You might have to clean the lens once in a while.
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Oh yeah, you'll have to remove the speaker to access the back of the door wiring "snorkel" first. Tyrap the projector cable to the original wiring bundle to keep it out of the window machinery.


I'd guess the passenger side will be very similar, and there's a courtesy light on that side as well. I haven't done mine yet.
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Wow...that's a pretty involved process. Thanks for the write up. Good job !
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Looks awesome but very involved process
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Officially on the "want list".

Now they just need one that will shine up on the clouds at night like the bat signal.
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So Rad, I might have to give this a try. My wife is going to kill me... every time I check out the forum I start another project...

do you think these would look good in the foot well? that way you wouldn't have to take off the door panel and the light is right there?
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I'd loved to do this in the tail gate since there's a courtesy light in there to tap into, my question is after doing this adondo would you think they would show up bright enough the tail gate is 6 ft off the ground. Just thought I'd ask someone who did this mod. Thanks
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