Parts needed for this mod:
- 2 x Butt Splices
- Connector ( I used a 3-pole Molex connector from an old computer case fan)
- Drill and drill bit to make a hole for your switch.
- Crimp/wire stripper tool
- Needle-nose pliers
Step #1 Prepare your switch
- Solder a connector to the switch, use heat shrink.
- Use a connector, if you must remove the dash in the future you will need to disconnect the switch. My connector is a 3-pole molex adapter connector from an old computer case.
Step #2 Prepare your workspace under the driver side dash.
- Push your seat all the way back.
- Clear away all obstacles and clean or remove the floor mats.
- Prepare your light source.
- Invert your body.
Step #3 Move stuff out of the way.Quote:
I performed this mod this weekend. I found it much easier to remove the nuts holding the fuse panel in place, fold the fuse panel down, and reach behind it to remove the entire harness by disconnecting the 3 plugs. Spliced in my switch then re-hooked everything back up. Awesome mod though, thanks for the writeup!
- Remove the hood release lever, study the design, it has some white plastic tabs that need depressing, then it slides back towards the engine. Take your time with it. It will come loose. Tuck it out of the way.
- Move the ODB diagnostic port out of the way. Push the white plastic tab and it should pop out.
- Find the "1M" harness. It is behind the junction block on the driver side.
- The harness is on the backside of the junction/fuse block. The backside of the junction block is the Body ECU.
Step #5 Splice into DTRL wire
- Wire Harness "1M" only has 3 wires so it should be easy to spot. These three wires go to/from the Body ECU to the signal flasher.
- Push the 1M harness plug out. I used some needle-nose pliers to push with. It popped out without any real resistance.
- Cut the Green/Red tracer wire. Leave enough room to strip a bit of insulation off.
- Install your butt splice on each end of the DTRL wire.
Step #6 Test your switch.
- Connect the switch connector and test your switch. Make sure it works.
- Remember, that the switch must be "ON" in order for the DTRL to work. If the switch is "OFF" the DTRL will not operate (Stealth Mode--Yeah baby!)
Step #7 Install switch.
- Make a hole in your dash and install your switch.
Step #8 Put stuff back
- Put ODB port back into place.
- Reinstall the hood release lever.