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Retrofitting Door Sill Lighting

claytoncamilleri100

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Malta
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VW Golf MK7 1.6TDi
Hi Guys,

I am thinking of buying these Door Sill Lights but I am having trouble finding a suitable 12V Supply for them. I was hoping to connect to the BCM Module like the Footwell Lights I have done previously so that they would turn on only when the door is open. I know some MK7 Models have light stips from the factory and I would like to replicate these.

Can someone help me identify the correct Pin on the BCM and also coding using OBDeleven possibly?

Regards,
Clayton
 

claytoncamilleri100

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Location
Malta
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VW Golf MK7 1.6TDi
Thanks for your help but what I meant to say was to connect the door sill lights to a different pin of the BCM that controls the doorsill lights like the factory but since you said that they have wires coming from the door controller I will be checking if I can add my own pins to the door connectors. I just need the appropriate VW repair wire.🤔🤔
 

GTO

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FRANCE
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GOLF 7 ALLSTAR DSG7
this is an OEM golf 7 GTD model purchased from the car recycler in France or available in neur on vw or kufatec.de
 

claytoncamilleri100

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VW Golf MK7 1.6TDi
I was hoping to find the correct terminals for the door connectors, rather than running a wire like in the other forum. I disassembled the door connector to try to find the type of terminal. The P/N of the connector is 178873-1 by Tyco Electronics. I tried to contact them but they told me that the part is restricted and I need to contact a company named Aptive, I sent an email but they did not respond. Has anyone found the correct type of terminal? Attached are picture of the door connector.
 

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IWMTom

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I was hoping to find the correct terminals for the door connectors, rather than running a wire like in the other forum. I disassembled the door connector to try to find the type of terminal. The P/N of the connector is 178873-1 by Tyco Electronics. I tried to contact them but they told me that the part is restricted and I need to contact a company named Aptive, I sent an email but they did not respond. Has anyone found the correct type of terminal? Attached are picture of the door connector.
You want the correct pins, right?
 

IWMTom

Drag Racing Champion
The contact housing P/Ns are:
Front (door side) - 8K0972702 | Front (body side) - 8K0972701
Rear (door side) - 5G0937702 | Rear (body side) - 5G0937722

The smaller pins (female) are 000979034E - you will need 0.5mm2 cable to crimp them on to.
The male side is 000979035E - again, you will need 0.5mm2 cable to crimp on to.

Applicable to both front and rear contact housings.

000 979 242 E
000 979 226 E
Unnecessarily large pins for unnecessarily large cable...
2.5mm2 cable for some ambient lighting?!
 

claytoncamilleri100

New member
Location
Malta
Car(s)
VW Golf MK7 1.6TDi
The contact housing P/Ns are:
Front (door side) - 8K0972702 | Front (body side) - 8K0972701
Rear (door side) - 5G0937702 | Rear (body side) - 5G0937722

The smaller pins (female) are 000979034E - you will need 0.5mm2 cable to crimp them on to.
The male side is 000979035E - again, you will need 0.5mm2 cable to crimp on to.

Applicable to both front and rear contact housings.


Unnecessarily large pins for unnecessarily large cable...
2.5mm2 cable for some ambient lighting?!

Thanks I will buy these and report back.
 

GTO

New member
Location
FRANCE
Car(s)
GOLF 7 ALLSTAR DSG7
The contact housing P/Ns are:
Front (door side) - 8K0972702 | Front (body side) - 8K0972701
Rear (door side) - 5G0937702 | Rear (body side) - 5G0937722

The smaller pins (female) are 000979034E - you will need 0.5mm2 cable to crimp them on to.
The male side is 000979035E - again, you will need 0.5mm2 cable to crimp on to.

Applicable to both front and rear contact housings.


Unnecessarily large pins for unnecessarily large cable...
2.5mm2 cable for some ambient lighting?!

on mine I did not have a small pin available. Do you know which wire of the connector feeds pin 16 of the blue socket of the front door?
 
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