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Other Mazda Models discussion => Mazda RX 8 => Topic started by: Neil P on January 10, 2013, 09:39:05 PM

Title: RX8 Wiring Diagram
Post by: Neil P on January 10, 2013, 09:39:05 PM
Strange thing to be posting on our forum but I have good reason  :)

I have fitted an iPod integration module to my 3 and while I was at it I took the opportunity to try my MX5 Illuminated gear knob out.

After disconnecting the heated seat switches and using the multimeter to identify the wire with a variable voltage on it for dimming the lights on them I connected the gear knob into it and hey presto we had light.

Everything was fine until I tried to dim the dash lights  >:(

All the existing lights dimmed as they always had, but the gear knob worked in reverse ???  As the dash went dim the gear knob got brighter and vice versa.

Deciding that I needed a seperate dimmer switch I identified an RX8 one which would fit into the spare slot on the dash on ebay for £6  ;D

It has arrived, however there is no connector with it and it has 6 pins and I don't know which ones to connect  :(

The RX8 Forum haven't been very helpful at all even though they have the wiring diagram to download if you are a paid up member which is £31, quite annoying as we all have the same badge!!!

Does anyone know where I can get the wiring diagram so I can work out where I need to go please?

Thanks 
Title: Re: RX8 Wiring Diagram
Post by: Willpower on January 10, 2013, 10:24:49 PM
Can't help I'm afraid. But it makes you appreciate that this forum is free.
Title: Re: RX8 Wiring Diagram
Post by: Neil P on January 11, 2013, 01:50:51 PM
Sure does Will, having said that I have just had a PM from one of the RX8 Moderators and he has sent me the required pdf.

Could you close this thread please?

Cheers
Title: Re: RX8 Wiring Diagram
Post by: Willpower on January 11, 2013, 01:52:54 PM
If you wish