Date Added: Friday 25 February, 2011
Looks great when fitted! To ensure a snug fit and to prevent the danger of breaking the clips, first you must examine the positions of the moulded holding clips on the silver frame. You will find at each end one moulded clip, but each one is slightly different shape to the other. One end will have a tapered (triangle/arrow) shaped clip. The other end will have more of a hook (right angle) shape clip. The hook shape should be positioned at the end where the light terminals are situated. If not, you must take a flat screwdriver and carefully prise out the clear plastic cover containing the light unit from the silver frame and then rotate the whole unit 180 degrease before snapping the unit back into the silver frame. When it comes to fitting the unit into the centre blanking plug holes, you simply slide the hook end in first, then you can then snap the tapered end with out the wires getting in the way and for some strange reasons, the light units also fit snugly with out the need for you to use double sided tape.
As usual, quick delivery and excellent customer service from the MX5 parts team.
The only down side it the instructions do come in German.
However fitting is very simple and here is my quick guide to fit the lights to an MX5 MK1 Eunos.
1. For better access remove the glove compartment by removing the two screws underneath.
2. It would also be helpful if you either remove the Radio or the whole centre console.
3. Use a flat headed screw driver and carefully prise out the passenger interior courtesy light which is situated next to the glove box.
4. Using a flat headed screw driver remove the two centre console blanking plugs where the lights are to be fitted.
5. Run the middle females connectors from the two wires supplied one Red and one Black from the passenger foot well behind the centre console and out through the passenger side blanking hole and connect these to the light unit. It doesn’t matter which wire goes to which terminal.
6. Run the remaining female connectors from these wires round the back of the radio and out through the driver’s side blanking hole and connect to the other light unit.
7. Carefully snap the new light units in position.
8. Take the special snap connectors that came with the lights and place these one around the red wire and one around the white wire which is coming out from the back of the original passenger light unit. Use pliers to snap these together.
9. Run the remaining ends of the wires supplied behind the passenger side dashboard, these will have male connectors which you should now simply push onto the connectors and your lights will light up. If you have wired up properly, these lights will go out when all the doors are closed.
10. Replace the glove compartment, radio and centre console if removed.
If you require to be able to turn off the lights if you planned to open the car doors for a length of time, you could always fit an on/off switch to one of the wires.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]