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adding GL accessories to a loyale


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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:27 AM

so, I had my door panel off today to try to fix my power window problem (which, btw, I fixed :banana: ), and I noticed that the loyales front doors have different handles than GLs, and I also noticed that the hole for the third screw is there behind the panel. a hole in the panel, and the little plastic insert that the screw goes into, and it could easily be switched.

anyway, it made me think. anyone ever tried to put GL maplights, or the little light in the rear, into a loyale?? I can't think of any other major differences...

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:51 AM

The Loyale bodies likely have threaded attachment points or holes for sheet metal screws in the proper places, but the wiring for older accessories might not be there... good luck.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:40 AM

Lots of the Loyale stuff is just "DL" level trim. There is wiring for power mirrors, so I expect that there is wiring for other common options.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:47 AM

I installed a GL footrest / dead pedal into a Loyale. The main reason I did it is to keep the drivers carpet from sliding around as it was loose.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:49 AM

I installed a GL footrest / dead pedal into a Loyale. The main reason I did it is to keep the drivers carpet from sliding around as it was loose.


there's an idea! my carpet's sliding all over the place....

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:59 PM

The threaded holes are there for the maplight, and there is space to fit the wiring in with the auto seatbelts and there is a spare connector under the dash for it to plug into. All you have to do is cut the hole in the headliner. The plugs for rear speakers are in the doors as well, you just have to cut the hole in the door trim panel.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:39 PM

So is the wiring/plug for the GLs maplight already on the Loyale? Cause I snagged a Maplight and wanted to put it in, or do I need to run wiring? Which I have no clue to where?

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:08 PM

Wow, three years later!

You need the wiring that runs from the map light down the A-pillar and plugs into the dash harness behind the fuse box. When you remove the harness from the GL, make note of where the plug is in the dash harness, use the same on on the loyale.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:20 PM

Wow, three years later!

You need the wiring that runs from the map light down the A-pillar and plugs into the dash harness behind the fuse box. When you remove the harness from the GL, make note of where the plug is in the dash harness, use the same on on the loyale.


Yea 3 years later Haha,

Damn, this means I need to go back and pull the wiring aswell. OK, thank you for the direct info :)

I should have just pulled it today, but wasn't sure if it was needed. Oh well, I guess you learn Lol.

Thank you,
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:42 AM

I think the maplight only needs the one wire (power wire, grounded through the mount). wouldn't need to get that off a specific donor car. just string a wire down there and give it some power....or go back to the dome light and grab the 12v constant there.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:56 AM

RESURRECTED!! :eek:

So my question is.... How to you take the cover off the dead pedal without breaking it?? I tried to pull a couple of them at the J/Y today with no avail.... Is there a trick?? Am I just not prying hard enough?? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:06 AM

RESURRECTED!! :eek:

So my question is.... How to you take the cover off the dead pedal without breaking it?? I tried to pull a couple of them at the J/Y today with no avail.... Is there a trick?? Am I just not prying hard enough?? Thanks in advance.

Spencer


the tread part of the dead pedal pops up and flips over to one side. Its held together though with that black sticky stuff and is a PITA to move. after that is flipped over you will have access to the bolts holding it to the car.


I have put on just about everything from a GL to my Loyale including the dead pedal, map light, door handles, rear cargo light, etc... All of the factory holes are on the car just under the plastic or headliner. For the map light and rear cargo light make sure to grab the wire with the plug from the donor car, just unplug it from the donor and plug it in the Loyale. The Loyale harness has the spots to plug in the lights so no need to monkey rig some more wiring. The dead pedal and door handles have the mounting points also just like Numchux mentioned. Just make sure to get the hardware off of the donor car so you can just bolt it right up to your Loyale. I can post pics sometime if people need it.

Edited by cmiller, 21 January 2011 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:56 AM

there's an idea! my carpet's sliding all over the place....


I obtained a Huge Carpet... Enough to Fill the Space Side by Side.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:02 AM

Lots of the Loyale stuff is just "DL" level trim. There is wiring for power mirrors, so I expect that there is wiring for other common options.


I had my 88 DL and suggested there were plugs for rear speakers behind the b-pillar. Turns out i was wrong, as the DL is a stripped-down, schematically simpler version of a GL harness.

The loyale, however, has a full GL harness, and some accessories were deleted for the Loyale trim level, but the harness would still acommodate any available options in various packages.

A loyale will have circuits for:
power mirror
power window
rear door speakers
map light

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:31 PM

I installed a GL footrest / dead pedal into a Loyale. The main reason I did it is to keep the drivers carpet from sliding around as it was loose.



How is this done? I saw a dead pedal at the junk yard but couldn't see how to take it off?....Anybody


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#16 Numbchux

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

How is this done? I saw a dead pedal at the junk yard but couldn't see how to take it off?....Anybody


-Nomad


read the thread. it's already been discussed here.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

the tread part of the dead pedal pops up and flips over to one side. Its held together though with that black sticky stuff and is a PITA to move. after that is flipped over you will have access to the bolts holding it to the car.




Word!



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