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Old 27th May 2014, 21:33   #16
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Dear Gannu,
That's really neat DIY. Fantastic work. Would you mind sharing the cost of the DIY?

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Could it be better by installing it on the right side of the glove box so that whenever it is open, light does not trouble the driver... just a thought.
No this is not possible with this OEM light because the spring activated tab on the light would push only towards one direction. It cannot be kept on the RHS hinge of the glove box. With an independent light and a microswitch this may be possible.

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Would you mind sharing the cost of the DIY?
The light cost me 10 USD from Aliexpress. The fuse tap cable was a complement sent along with the light by the dealer. In any case, the DIY should set you back by less than 800-900 Rs.
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I am yet to figure out how the Polo sold abroad has the boot light activation mechanism. This is the boot:

IINM, this has something to do with a lever on the tail gate touching a switch which shuts off the light. Check out that boot mat which is a standard fitment for the Polo sold abroad with a proper handle and lock!

I have done a simpler workaround for the light by using an Energizer cabinet LED lamp screwed beneath the parcel tray - link
How about a motion sensor activated light? Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Sensor-...rhf_gw_p_img_5

One of the pics shows it fitted in the boot of a car.

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How about a motion sensor activated light?
That would be pretty easy to setup. And a standalone one at that.

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I am yet to figure out how the Polo sold abroad has the boot light activation mechanism.
I've figured out where the terminals of the OEM boot light (W35) connects to. It connects to the dash panel wiring harness (A23) where the central dome light and the footwell lights are wired to. The other end is ground (98) when the circuit is closed.

From the current flow diagram:

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Gannu ji I have installed pioneer f60bt for that I have used coupler that provides +12V and ground is also provided. Can we use that as source instead of using a fuse tap cable
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5. A fuse-tap cable:


We need this cable to tap a +12V line from a blank slot in the fuse box. This is the part which would avoid splicing the cables.
Hey,

Trying out a DIY rvcam for my polo. For the 12v can i use the same slot 24 from the fuse box?
Where do you get these add a circuit fuse taps??

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Gannu ji I have installed pioneer f60bt for that I have used coupler that provides +12V and ground is also provided. Can we use that as source instead of using a fuse tap cable
Best to use a source with a separate fuse. Leave the audio part untouched.

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Trying out a DIY rvcam for my polo. For the 12v can i use the same slot 24 from the fuse box?
Where do you get these add a circuit fuse taps??

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Yep, shouldnít be a problem. It provides 12 V at all times even when the key isnít inserted into the slot. Why donít you use a scotchlok connector and tap the 12V from the reverse light bulb cable instead? The cam needs to be powered on only when the car is in reverse and the reverse bulb lights up. You will not have to run the power cable all the way from the front to the rear as well.

PS: Sorry for the late response guys.
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Best to use a source with a separate fuse. Leave the audio part untouched.







Yep, shouldn’t be a problem. It provides 12 V at all times even when the key isn’t inserted into the slot. Why don’t you use a scotchlok connector and tap the 12V from the reverse light bulb cable instead? The cam needs to be powered on only when the car is in reverse and the reverse bulb lights up. You will not have to run the power cable all the way from the front to the rear as well.



PS: Sorry for the late response guys.

Thanks. But I need one going to the reverse light , one positive and one negative. And the big camera wire goes behind the rcd510. I'm thinkin of taking the 12v and the negative from the rcd510.
Where did you get the add a fuse taps? Can't find it locally here..
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Thanks. But I need one going to the reverse light , one positive and one negative. And the big camera wire goes behind the rcd510. I'm thinkin of taking the 12v and the negative from the rcd510.
Where did you get the add a fuse taps? Can't find it locally here..
Negative can be tapped from the body of the car - there should be one above one of the rear footwells, welded to the body. Do check.

Avoid tapping the power cable from the HU. Best to leave it untouched to avoid issues in the future.

Add a fuse tap cable was sourced from Aliexpress.
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Use the fuse tap cable and insert it into slot no. 24 which is for heated external mirrors as per the fuse layout scheme (link) but non-existent for the Indian spec'd Polo.
Gannu, is this slot active only when IGN is ACC\ON or during OFF also?
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Gannu, is this slot active only when IGN is ACC\ON or during OFF also?
During off as well. I wanted it this way since I don't intend to put the key in the slot every time the glovebox light has to be on. It doesn't consume any power when it is closed either so no battery drain issues.
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During off as well.
I wanted to use a slot for Auto dimming IRVM which activates only when IGN is ACC\ON. Have you found such slot in any of these unused slots?
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I wanted to use a slot for Auto dimming IRVM which activates only when IGN is ACC\ON. Have you found such slot in any of these unused slots?
No. 16. Turns off with the key in off.

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No. 16. Turns off with the key in off.

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You are a real Technical guy Gannu.
Just curious to know why didn't you use this slot for your IRVM DIY (do not know if this is the right thread to ask this question). But instead all are used from the Interior light including Foot well lights.
Just wanted to know if the harness for Interior light support this much load though it is rated as 10A for the Fuse 21 if I'm right?
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Just curious to know why didn't you use this slot for your IRVM DIY (do not know if this is the right thread to ask this question). But instead all are used from the Interior light including Foot well lights.
That was for the previous mirror. The OEM anti-glare mirror is now connected to fuse slot 25 which is as per VW's factory spec:

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Just wanted to know if the harness for Interior light support this much load though it is rated as 10A for the Fuse 21 if I'm right?
Easily. None of the consumers have halogen bulbs in them. They are all LEDs. Footwell lights (4 W5W), cabin lights (2 W5W), 2 puddle lights (rated at 1W each).
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