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    Before I begin. This guide is based on Burgerking1972s initial completion of this mod so a big thank you to him for starting the ball rolling.

    What you will need.

    Two working tailgate lights, Part numbers, 39024220 for the left hand side and 39024221 for the right hand side. The price for the pair at
    the time of writing this is £87.36 inc VAT. (Have since gone up to £106 for the pair)

    Approximately 5 metres of 2 core cable, Connectors (Crimps and bullet crimps were used in this instance) and electrical tape.

    Tools required

    7mm socket

    8mm socket

    Flat blade screwdriver

    Trim removal tools or other plastic makeshift tool like an old credit card.







    The route of the cables in this how to will go like this,







    1. Remove the securing nut from the inner tailgate handle using a 7mm socket and remove the plastic latching cover. Then working around the edges, pull
    the carpeted cover off. The edges are secured with clips but with a bit of a yank, they pop out no problem






    2. Using an 8mm socket, remove the nut on the LH light, the RH light and the 2 outer nuts securing each side of the chrome trim. Then pull the chrome
    trim out a little to enable the removal of the lights.








    3. Pull out the left and right rubber hoses at the top of the tailgate where the cables go through. They're in pretty tight but should give with a little
    pressure to the side with a flat bladed screwdriver as you pull down. Then pull away the plastic side trims along the LH and RH sides of
    the window (again, just yank and the clips come out).




    4. Pull away the trim from the rear pillars on the passenger side and drivers side to enable the headlining to be pulled down a little. There is a rectangle
    clip holding the trim in place. Remove it by pulling it all the way out.








    5. Cut off the connectors on the lights and replace them with bullet crimps (or connectors of your choice) and refit the lights. (make sure you can still
    see the wires. Purple (positive) and Black (negative).





    6. Feed your cables through holes on either side of the window and out through the holes where you pulled the hoses from. Then attach each one to a
    piece of wire coat hanger and thread it through the hose and into the headlining.









    Now feed the left and right cables through the plastic trims on the rear pillars and into the boot. Pull back the side carpets in the boot to gain access to
    the cables.




    7. Locate the Grey/Brown cable (positive) and the black cable (negative) inside the boot near the driver's side (RHS) rear light (It's the loom of cable
    which go through a grommet to the rear light). You may need to pull away some of the black covering to access them. (ignore the blue bullet crimp...it's
    connecting my rear parking sensor. ) Repeat for the passenger side (LHS) this time locate the Brown/Purple (positive) and Black (negative).




    Now splice into them with crimps connecting RHS Red to Grey/Brown (positive) and Black to Black (negative). LHS Red to Brown/Purple (positive)
    and Black to Black (negative).





    8. At the other end of your cables, secure them along the RH side and LH side of the window, crimp female bullet crimps to the ends and attach them to
    the lights. (Red to Purple (positive) and Black to Black (negative).






    9. (Optional) Tape up all connections with electrical tape. (I did this for added security against any connectors coming free (though bullet crimps connect
    pretty damn tight) and also to help against chafing). Secure any loose cable and refit all trim.




    10. Turn on your new lights and enjoy!
    Last edited by marko301; 20-07-2017 at 11:56 PM.
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    Excellent how to Marco,I'm sure you and burgerking have set the ball rolling on this
    ​2015 Sri vx line nav Biturbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Gloss black roof wrap.

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    Nice write up thanks

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    I say again well done,them pictures and the little wiring drawing of the car are great looks just like my red insignia from the back minus the SRI badge I have on the boot .
    Last edited by marko301; 12-08-2016 at 11:52 PM.

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    Nice write up. Surprised no one tried to wire it up the way you done.??See many threads where people have try to get it work but failed. I would have done the same if I had a fl cut the connectors then tap it in to the tail gate rear lights.

    OWNER OF 2012 INSIGNIA SRI NAV HATCHBACK 1.6T

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    Great how to. I'm sure this will give many others the confidence to do this.

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    Thanks, I hope it helps people who want to tackle it. It just takes a bit of common sense really. The main thing is knowing what parts of the trim are safe to pull at. The rear pillar is an odd clip.



    ?sriray, on 16 August 2015 - 10:18 AM, said:
    Nice write up. Surprised no one tried to wire it up the way you done.??See many threads where people have try to get it work but failed. I would have done the same if I had a fl cut the connectors then tap it in to the tail gate rear lights.



    I was put off by a post somewhere on the forum by somebody who was told by the dealers they'd tried to get them working on a car but it was throwing up an error. We now know the dealers were telling pokies.
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    Nice write up Marko, thanks.



    I did this mod this morning and all went well. I kept my cabling inside the boot though instead of taking it from the actual light cluster. The cables can be accessed just inside the boot, behind the cluster and its the black and grey/brown that need to be connected to.



    Also, it's a bit easier to get the cables through the rubber hose if you disconnect both ends first, flat blade screwdriver on the side of the fixing and gentle pressure releases them. I managed to get my cable through without a coat hanger that way.



    Looks much better now

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    Great write up. Topic pinned.

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    cmor, on 16 August 2015 - 02:00 PM, said:
    The cables can be accessed just inside the boot, behind the cluster and its the black and grey/brown that need to be connected to.



    That's good to know. That way it keeps the back of the light tidy too.
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