VY-VZ Commodore map light fitment guide for CE Lancer/Mirage

Discussion in 'CE Lancers and Mirages' started by Ilus1v, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    Following instructions have been UPDATED--

    Hopefully this little guide helps someone out thats wanting to do these.
    Not the simplest fitment, but not exactly complex by any means.
    So recently I posted in auslancer FB page on some hsv map lights i fitted to my little unit.

    Next thing i see is a few are going out and grabbing them to throw them in, as they are quite convenient.

    First things first, I have not gotten the independent map lights to work at this point, only have gotten them to work as a whole.
    To note, in order to fit them, you will need to cut into your roof, but they are a very snug fit to a CE.

    whats needed:
    Commo map light (VY-VZ)
    Sheet tin
    Wires
    Solder and iron


    First up, you will need to make a template of the map lights to be able to cut the space out of the roof, take not of the 4 tabs, 2 at the front and 1 each side, don't cut the spaces out, but instead you will need to use these to push the roof lining into when your'e finishing up.
    Best template I found was a large piece of cardboard and line draw the inside shape of the map lights.

    Once done making the template line it up on the roof, roughly 20mm back from where the lining drops to allow for the sunvisors (refer to images), line it onto the roof and then cut away with a clean and sharp razor blade, at this point its handy to test fit the map light and make sure the hole is the right size, it wont push all the way in though because of the 4 tabs.

    Next order of business is the mounting bracket
    Now everyone is going to mount there map lights in a slightly different position to everyone else so this part will be slightly different for everyone.
    Your going to want roughly 100mm x100mm of sheet tin, for strength i would suggest min 1.5mm thick so you may require an angle grinder. my back edge (closest to the windscreen) is 60mm wide with my front edge at 110mm wide, the reason for this was to match it to the curve in the roof pillar and make it easier to line up, at 20mm in from the back edge a 120 degree angle is needed, in order to keep the map lights pulled nicely to the roof, drill holes into the new mounting bracket then mark and punch these holes into the roof pillar once getting your bracket as central and as snug as possible.
    Drill into the roof pillar being careful not to go ANY deeper than 20mm, then mount the bracket into these holes, mount the map lights again and mark where your screws will need to hold the map light into place.
    This goes easier if you have already cut the guide hole into the bracket, I achieved this by putting wet paint on the map lights guide and then pushing it into the bracket to get its position and then measuring out a 20mmx60mm hole based on its central point.
    Take your mounting back out and drill out your holes (drill your holes in the car if you dare) at this point your mounting should be done.

    To keep it short and sweet here, you will need to adjust the wires inside the map light unit itself, so cut the plug. positive + permanent will go to the green wires , the switch has a blue, yellow and red wires.
    Blue will be door signal, yellow is main earth and the red is out and into the lights.


    Once you have the unit wired in, mount it up and enjoy, when i done mine I completely removed the original dome light as part of a retrim and because it seemed completely pointless.

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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  2. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    @Ilus1v would you have any more photos or info about the relay setup? Keep blowing fuses
     
  3. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    This was my schematic i had for it
    also could be earthing out on the body if you have it pushed up pretty snug, that was why i layed some dynamat in first.
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  4. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    Could be the issue. Did you use the original light wires from the roof to power the new light maps?
     
  5. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    Steve I am So SORRY, I screwed up, I did mine in the spare rage I have and was rushing, the schematic isn't how I finished up, it's actually ALOT easier than that.
    The door trigger is a negative trigger B wire the BW wire is a permanent positive.
    In other words relay is still handy to stop power going where it isn't wanted, but it can be done away with.
    If u reverse the polarity on the map light it will work fine.
    So earth what was originally a perm+ from the lamp put the negative from original into perm + and then plug door signal as is without relay into door signal to the lamps and it will work perfectly.
    I know how I screwed it up in a few various ways.
    I know you were following these steps closely so feel responsible for that, I'll shoot u a pm in a bit.
     
  6. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    Just an update on the post, instructions have been updated.
     
  7. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    Just finished installing my light map from a vy. Snapped 3 drill bits getting a into the steel on the roof.
    Did a big oopsie and cut a bit to much roof liner off so I’ll be needing a new one
     
  8. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    :astonished:
    That sucks, did u test fit ur template? Spose with a new one it's a good chance to sit and do it on a table =)
     
  9. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    Yes. I did follow the template. Must have done it wrong. Anyway when I get another roof liner I can wire it all up. Just sitting in the roof at the moment
     
  10. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    I'll get up a copy of my templates which hopefully should help.
     
  11. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    Might make it easier
    How did you re fabric the roof lining
    I want to change it to black. But don’t want to mess it up?
     
  12. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    Quick grip spray like 3-4 cans of it, fabric and lots of patience.
    If u do it care with the glue tho, too much glue, it'll soak through the fabric, to little and it won't stick.
     
  13. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    Alright. Did you put the new fabric over the old stuff or redo the entire roof liner?
     
  14. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    Over the top of the old one for mine, that was after a good wipe with some wax and grease remover, it's kinda like applying a wrap, but harder cus it stretches alot less.
    There is other options though like dyes, I choose not to use them cus I don't like how they smell.
     
  15. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    I finished doing the roof with the new fabric
    I give it 4 days before the glue wears out.. knowing my luck haha. Looks so much better in black. Even with the other stuff being cream
     
  16. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    hopefully it lasts longer than that, but... pics or it never happened :p
     
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  17. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    I’ll get them up some photos later
     
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  18. Steve99

    Steve99 Member

    This is what the roof looks like after putting the fabric on and fixing the small error I made when cutting the original template
    All the wiring/lights works aswell
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  19. Ilus1v

    Ilus1v Member

    That looks sweet as and ur happy with part creme and part black
     

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