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What is this connector for
#1
Needed to replace one of the capless bulbs in the fron interior light, and noticed there is an unused connector attached to the same wire - it goes to where a vent-looking hole is at the front of the plastic part.
Anyone got any ideas at what it is for ?

My best guess would be interior alarm sensor (btw can the alarm be easily fitted after market from original bits?)

Thanks
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#2
Got a picture of it?
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#3
I'll try and get a photo tomorrow.
It's a two wire connector held onto the plastic trim inside the light unit.
The "vent-looking hole" looks about the size of a 2p coin and is just before the interior light (if looking at it from the drivers seat)
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#4
(18-04-2015, 11:00 PM)Geoffes Wrote:  I'll try and get a photo tomorrow.
It's a two wire connector held onto the plastic trim inside the light unit.
The "vent-looking hole" looks about the size of a 2p coin and is just before the interior light (if looking at it from the drivers seat)

Just behind the center light cluster
   

There is this connector

   

Thinking about it now - could it be for a microphone for the optional car kit (not installed unfortunately)
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#5
It does look like an alarm sensor. Or maybe a temperature sensor for the optional climate control.

I'll have a look at mine later - I have climate control but no alarm.

By the way... stick some LED bulbs in, they're a mllion times better. The original bulbs are like yellowish candles in comparision.
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#6
(21-04-2015, 02:14 PM)doofer Wrote:  It does look like an alarm sensor.  Or maybe a temperature sensor for the optional climate control.

I'll have a look at mine later - I have climate control but no alarm.

By the way... stick some LED bulbs in, they're a mllion times better.  The original bulbs are like yellowish candles in comparision.

I got some LEDs from the A store (10 PCS Super White Wedge T10 20-SMD LED Light bulbs) - but they are too long to fit the plastic lens over properly.
Plus when the car dims the lights down when you start the ignition etc - they glow dimly and don't turn off properly.

I also need to do something about the lighting in the rear - talk about poor, that one lowly 501 bulb.
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#7
It is a microphone for (well on mine) a Bluetooth phone
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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#8
(21-04-2015, 02:35 PM)Geoffes Wrote:  Plus when the car dims the lights down when you start the ignition etc - they glow dimly and don't turn off properly.

I also need to do something about the lighting in the rear - talk about poor, that one lowly 501 bulb.

You need the so-called "canbus" ones. These have a resistor in parallel so they draw a bit more current. This makes the dimmer work properly.

Mine's like Wembley stadium with my 7 interior lights (all LEDs)...

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/thread-11064-page-2.html

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/thread-11052.html
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#9
Can confirm with Trevor it's for the Hands free Microphone. The other end of the cable should be behind the front pillar lower trim Drivers side. Can't confirm that at the moment.
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