- Jun 16, 2007 9:29:39 am
What you'll need:
-18 gauge copper wire
-blue wire taps
-rosin core solder
-soldering iron/gun (whichever)
1: Get about 3 feet of wire and solder it to the BLACK end of the diode.........Then solder another 1.5-2 feet of wire to the SILVER end of the diode. Cover in shrink wrap to weather proof it.
2:Open your hood and locate the fuse box to the right of the battery. Remove the horn relay (white relay closest to large black wire)....Removed in pictures:
3:Remove kick panel near driver's dead foot pedal. You will find the plug connections for controls of the vehicle.
(plug will not be unplugged like that but this was a late picture)
4:At the top left, you will see a grey plug. To its right, there is a white plug and you have to remove by wedging a screwdriver between it and the grey plug. This will allow you a bit more room to work with the brown wire you need:
Brown wire you need is pointed to
5:HARD PART.....Ok, now lay on your back and look under your steering column. Up to the left (right if you're staring at the wheel) you will see 2 silver lines and close to them you will see a rubber cone with a lume of wires running into it. DON'T PULL THE WIRES, but pull the edges of the rubber boot inwards until you can feel your fingers through the firewall. This is where you will run the wires from the fuse box to the kick panel. Here's an engine view of the firewal port (the red wire is my wire from the fuse box that is about 3 feet long connected to the BLACK side of the diode):
A look from right in front of the radiator back to the firewall:
6:Run the wire up and over all the pedal brackets in the foot section of the driver's side and down to the kick panel. Here is where you will tap the brown wire and your new wire together:
7:Back to the fuse box in the engine, I cut a small knotch in the side just so when I close the lid the wire won't get pinched and is still nice and snug:
8:Now feed the shorter wire connected to the SILVER side of the diode into the box and locate the left most prong where the relay will mount (circled in red):
9:Wedge the edge of the wire into that slot along with the relay:
10:Reconnect the white plug from the kick panel and put the kick panel back together. (You have to reset your driver's side window but that's easy....just hold the button all the way up for about 2-3 seconds and then test each position going down and up)
*Note: Your horn will not only honk when you lock your car with the key, but also when you are in it and hit the lock button on the door switches. I kind of was hoping that wouldn't happen but whatever....at least now I won't hit my lock button 3-4 times walking away from the car just to make sure I locked it.