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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2016, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Spot Light Wiring Question (not installation)

Hi, does anyone know how this WIPAC wiring harness connects spot lights to the Mini?
Specifically the green connectors? Which from what I can tell are meant to connect to the spot lights? But the lights don't have a matching connection...
The whole harness is
Power > fuse > relay
Relay > Ground
Relay > wire (assume to splice into main beam)
Relay > x2 green connectors

BMW Mini R50 R53 Genuine Wipac Original Spot Light Fog Lamp Wiring Harness Loom | eBay

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MINI Cooper Driving Light Installation (R50/R52/R53 2001-2006) | Pelican Parts DIY Maintenance Article
or this link
http://www.totalmini.com/forum/fitti...ing_Lights.pdf

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Thanks for the reply, I've come across both of those links before. The loom I linked to isn't what is supplied by BMW, but a wipac version that supposedly is plug and play, but it clearly isn't. I just don't understand why there are connectors where the spot light wiring should connect, as the spot lights don't come with a matching connection.

The seller has said 'The plugs in the original harness for the loom to plug into are behind the bumper on ether side by the chassis legs apparently'

Which is even more confusing and not helpful!
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The OEM spotlights aren't plug n play either
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Yeah I have no idea how that looms works, I could wire in OEM lights, and aftermarket ones just spliced into the high beam, but god knows how this one connects, just wondered if anyone had come across it before.
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Yeah I have no idea how that looms works, I could wire in OEM lights, and aftermarket ones just spliced into the high beam, but god knows how this one connects, just wondered if anyone had come across it before.
The 'generic wiring kit' that I bought just does the same as the OEM loom.
But it taps into the high beam near one of the headlights.
AFAIK, the OEM loom does exactly the same, except it taps in near the BCM, so it's just far more work to route the wiring to there.
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