Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

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Richy71
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by Richy71 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Aclassali wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Richy71 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Hi

I just took a look at the sills online am I rite in saying the sills are all ready to plug in ? Also is there plugs fitted on the discovery So literally plug and play ? Or is there wiring to do, I wouldn't mind doing this to mine so will be following
Yes, all the wiring is in place under the original sills, you just pop them off and the plug with a short section of cable is held onto the main loom with a bit of electrical tape. The plug on the passenger side was just sitting there but the one on the drivers side was hidden by the carpet and needed a bit of fishing with my fingers to find it.

Took me less than 5 minutes to remove the old sills and get the wiring sorted. I ordered the illuminated ones today so should have them next week at some point. I will take photos of the installation.
Excellent thank you. Look forward to the pics
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by Robsters » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:22 am

Aclassali wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Got bored so decided to do the drivers side too lol.

If anything its easier than the passenger side owing to not having to remove the bonnet release handle.

Wiring was a bit more of a challenge on this side as the factory had used electrical tape and the cable was really short so I cut the tape off and this gave me another 2” to play with.

Really looking forward to getting them now.
Just a little word of warning, I have noticed that the sills seem to scuff very very easily. Not sure there is much that can be done to stop this other than wearing soft covers over your shoes 🤣🤣 still worth getting them though as they look smart as a dart 👍
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Richy71
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by Richy71 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:00 pm

Any updates or photographic fitting review ? :D
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compaix
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by compaix » Fri May 28, 2021 9:20 pm

Aclassali wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:01 pm

If anything its easier than the passenger side owing to not having to remove the bonnet release handle.
I just tried to get of the handle, but wasn't successful, because I'm not able to pull out the retaining clip.
Is there a trick to getting the clip out so that it doesn't break completely?

Here is a picture of the handle shot from below:

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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by wgafa » Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:31 pm

I have purchased a set for my car. Removal of the old sills is very easy and found the electrical connecting socket but then I hit a problem.
How on earth do you remove the blanking plug from the electrical socket?
Both sockets have what appears to be an electrical connector plug rather than a blanking plug.
Can anyone advise?
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by TheGavver » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:06 am

Perhaps you could post some images? Someone on here will know I’m sure, but I’m struggling to understand what you are referring to without seeing it.
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by wgafa » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:54 pm

Further to my post regarding the plugs for the illuminated sills, I attach photos of the plugs.
I cannot see how to take off the blanking part so that they fit the connectors on the sills.

IMG_1665.jpeg

When I did this on my MY16, there was a simple blanking piece which just slid off. I hope someone can help!

IMG_1663.jpeg

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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by TheGavver » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:26 pm

Right, that makes more sense now.

If there is no blanking plate to come away from the male connector socket (ie pins hidden behind it), try heating up a needle or similar and see if you can remove the plastic blank that way?

Alternatively, buy replacement connectors from RS/Farnell and splice them on. Either way it doesn’t look too difficult a job
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by wgafa » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:03 pm

Mystery solved! The socket on the sill was the problem, not the plug.
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Re: Illuminated Door Sills Wiring

Post by Filwill » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:53 pm

Where do you purchase these illuminated door sills from and are they suitable for original 2.2l DS 2015?
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