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How-to instal an Integra Maplight in your 92-95 Civic.

Old 25-Jan-2008, 11:13 AM
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How-to instal an Integra Maplight in your 92-95 Civic.

I found this on jdmuniverse.com

Ok. So, I will say that the integra maplight install is one of the coolest and easiest things I have done yet.
First things first. Make the hole in your headliner for the maplight.
I took a piece of cardboard and traced the diameter of the back of the maplight with a marker then cut it out with a razor knife. Obviously, you dont want to trace the front of the maplight because its the back part that fits into the headliner.


After you have your cardboard template made, you can decide where to cut.
Honestly, its preference on where you want it to be, but take your time and measure so that it turns out straight and even no matter how much forward or back you decide to put it in the headliner.

Remember that its probably best to cut too small of a hole. You can always make it bigger.
Test fit the maplight a few times. It should fit really snug!

Time to run some wires. You will need 2 different wires. One for your constant power and one for your ground since the maplight grounds itself to the roof support in the Integra. But, in a hatch that won't work. Now, you could drop the headliner, cut your hole, and run your wires down the A-piller and into the fusebox or something, but really thats more work than is necessary and it isn't half as clean. So I decided to splice into the dome light's circuit. You'll use alot less wire and its way easier to know what you are tapping into.


For those of you who don't know how to take the domelight apart, you just pop the plastic cover off and take out the one screw holding it to the roof.


Now that you have 2 open holes in your headliner to pass wire through,
find a coat-hanger (a wire one, stupid! Not plastic! haha). Straighten it out.
This is what you will use to pass the wires through the hole you made, under the headliner and to the hole where the domelight goes.


Pass the 2 lengths of wire (make sure you pass through more than enough) through the maplight hole to the domelight hole.

Untape the wires from the hanger and pull the hanger out.

Now, time to wire this bitch up!
On the domelight, you have one wire going to it. Thats your constant power. Its like a white w/ red striped wire. And it gounds itself to the car by that one screw that holds the domelight to the roof.
You need to splice one of the wires you ran into the domelights constant power. You can see my finger on the wire you need to splice into.


Next, you need to put a connector, that will go onto the grounding screw, on the other wire you ran. Make sure it fit onto that screw good.
Sorry the picture is blurry.


Now, put your domelight back together.

You are almost done!
Hopefully, when you pulled the maplight out whatever Integra you did, you were smart enought to cut out the plug too. If not, no big deal.

As you can see, you need to connect the wire that you spliced into the domelight's constant power, to the plug on the maplight. The ground wire you ran needs to be split so you can ground both both lights in the maplight.
Use some small connectors to fit into the female-ended spades where the maplight grounds.
Now it should light up both lights on the maplight.

Great success!!!!
And it looks like it was always there!
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Old 25-Jan-2008, 11:43 AM
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Nice find!!!
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nice write up!
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Old 28-Jan-2008, 09:11 AM
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nice find and good write up!
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Old 23-Dec-2008, 11:27 AM
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i have an ek hatch and i would like to do the same thing do u think it would be the same steps??
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Old 23-Dec-2008, 12:39 PM
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im so doing this
omg thats so ****ing sick i cant wait to show off
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Old 23-Dec-2008, 12:42 PM
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so really theres nothing holding it up, u just gotta make it really tight and rely on the snugness to hold it up
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Old 27-Dec-2008, 04:57 PM
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Ive done this same thing, dyed it black tho, looks pretty sick, holds up nice too. Just dont cut out too much, make sure its snug so it holds in.
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Old 28-Dec-2008, 01:56 AM
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I wanted to do this for a long while but unfortunately I can't since I got a sunroof and I don't think there is enough room for the maplight under the sunroof motor. If anybody had success please let me know since I don't want to end up replacing the headliner if there isn't enough room
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Old 28-Dec-2008, 01:59 AM
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how much light do you people need!
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Old 28-Dec-2008, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by scrid3r View Post
I wanted to do this for a long while but unfortunately I can't since I got a sunroof and I don't think there is enough room for the maplight under the sunroof motor. If anybody had success please let me know since I don't want to end up replacing the headliner if there isn't enough room
i have a sun roof too i think im gonna try it.

see where he put it? do u have like a little circle **** thing there?
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yes, if you pull it down, the motor for sunroof is directly above it
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Originally Posted by Sirberner View Post
how much light do you people need!
the more the better...
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yeah i think this is a great mod... its the simple upgrades that really matter and make you feel comfortable in your car.



Where would someone pick one of these up? And how much would one cost?
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Originally Posted by scrid3r View Post
yes, if you pull it down, the motor for sunroof is directly above it
**** so theres no way i can do this? theres no room for the light?
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Old 30-Dec-2008, 12:27 AM
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well try pulling that round **** out...and just see. its been a while since i last time checked, do not recall exactly how much room there is. and i keep on forgeting to check for myself maybe tomorrow ill remember. not sure maybe bit further down closer to the windshield.
JDMman-> try scrap shouldnt be more than 15$...when i wanted to do this back in the day, i found some posts on kijiji of people parting out integras and some were willing to sell it for 5$-10$
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Originally Posted by JDMman View Post
Where would someone pick one of these up? And how much would one cost?
Dude, every scrap yard has at least 4 Integra's. Take the light out along with the harness....along with a pocket full of spare fuses...and walk out without saying anything.
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ditto
didnt want to say that at first lol.
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Thats usually what i do, thats how i got my map light, and i usually grab some fuses,int. screws and what not for xtra everytime i go
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Originally Posted by NorthernEG View Post
Thats usually what i do, thats how i got my map light, and i usually grab some fuses,int. screws and what not for xtra everytime i go
Exactly. Owning an EF/EG/EK you have to be a survivalist and always have spares
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