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Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM alarm

Postby Synchrite » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:55 am

Can anyone help me identify these wires? The red light on the driver's door isn't working, nor is the ignition light.. but I didn't see much indicating where this even plugged into, if anywhere. At least one of the wires just dead ended not far away!

Does this look familiar to anyone? :doh: I'm hoping it's the remnants of something that isn't even supposed to be in there, and not something chopped to shit and unplugged!

Edit: Here are some shots from when I installed the factory alarm the other day. May as well make the thread useful for something.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/81361170@N ... 310466264/
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby AFCor » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:20 am

I have the same problem on my car with the interior lights not working when the door is opened. On mine it was the Door Curtousy Switch. It's the black, rubber-covered button when you open the door. It wasn't grounding right. I'm at work right now but when I get home I'll check if it's the same color as those wires.
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby Synchrite » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:24 am

I've replaced those switches recently, so it isn't that (plus the dome light and key chimes work). More than trying to fix the door light, I'm wondering if this actually does go somewhere so I can fix things that way :) I spent a while under there looking today and didn't see anyplace it could plug in.. guess I need to go through the wiring diagrams and try to match colors :twisted: ..
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:43 am

That is for something aftermarket , alarm etc and the module was taken out. It's not OEM for sure. The wire colors and the ones that are cut short is what some people do when they dont use certain options of the alarm. Now one of those wires if it was an alarm is tied into the courtesy cicuit. trace that one back and see if its messing with the lights. You said you replaced the switches ... new or used switches ?
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby Synchrite » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:39 pm

Excellent, thanks. I was noticing later that the plastic connector didn't look OEM, and the wires do look a bit different.. so that's good to hear. New switches! It's just the light on the door that doesn't come on, so maybe somebody cut it inside the door or something.

Appreciate the help!
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby phattyduck » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:44 pm

The wiring to/from the door can fray/break on its own. If you can't find anything wrong under the dash, you'll want to dig into the harness where it goes into the door. (take off door panel, fish it out, inspect/repair as needed)

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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:27 pm

Yes , what he said ^^^^ :D Both door lights dont work ?
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires!

Postby Synchrite » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:51 am

Wires in the door look okay, bulb is not burnt out. Courtesy switches (rubber buttons in the door jamb) are new and work. Everything else that should come on when you open the door does except the light in this picture.

Since this thread is getting more attention than it deserves now (got my answer! :) ), I might as well turn it into something more interesting to look at.

Here's a link to pictures I took while installing the factory Toyota security system (thanks Todd!).

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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:38 am

Ok , if you know bulb is good you either have no power or no ground ... have you tested for either yet ? all other lights on same thing work. I'm saying wire in door boot is broke or the wire is cut from the alarm install ... my two guesses ...
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby tubasteve » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:48 am

If the door trigger is good, should light up the dash, " door ajar light"

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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:51 am

Yeah he said those work on dash and passenger side , so door switches and ground side is prol good. I'm betting on the cut wire where alarm was cut in .... 8)
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby tubasteve » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:55 am

88gt4DE wrote:Yeah he said those work on dash and passenger side , so door switches and ground side is prol good. I'm betting on the cut wire where alarm was cut in .... 8)

....skipped that part, been sick for a week so I'm skim reading.
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:58 am

tubasteve wrote:
88gt4DE wrote:Yeah he said those work on dash and passenger side , so door switches and ground side is prol good. I'm betting on the cut wire where alarm was cut in .... 8)

....skipped that part, been sick for a week so I'm skim reading.


LOL , I wasnt saying anything about ya missing what he said :D , I skim read too and I've done that too ... :) My bets on the alarm , what you think ???
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby Synchrite » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:23 pm

Alarm is factory, so it plugs in between the harness connectors.. nothing cut, and it was this way before I installed it. My money is on some broken wire inside the door, like mentioned. Blarg :P
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Re: Driver kick panel.. mystery wires! + pictures of OEM ala

Postby 88gt4DE » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:31 am

Synchrite wrote:Alarm is factory, so it plugs in between the harness connectors.. nothing cut, and it was this way before I installed it. My money is on some broken wire inside the door, like mentioned. Blarg :P


Any idea what that plug was for then ? Look like an aftermarket alarm harness ... Broken wires in the door is very possible , I've had it 100 times at least on the camrys ...
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