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Old 10-22-2008, 03:27 PM
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Gauge pod light question

I have added a single gauge pod and gauge to my 08 F450, can someone tell me were I can tap dash light power for the new gage? I can't seem to find a wire for the instrument cluster.

On my 02 F350 if I remember right it was a light blue wire at the main headlight switch.

I'll try the electronics forum also.

Thanks in advance!

Dan
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:52 PM
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Lighting for gauges:

Remove the vertical trim panel on the driver's side of the dashboard containing the light and dimmer switch assembly by carefully pulling straight back to release the retaining clips. The purple wire with a gray stripe on the corner of the headlight switch connector proves to be a good dimming lighting source for the gauges.

If your are using LED lit gauges (such as our Next Generation Instruments) and if “flickering” is noticed during dimming, you may then need to use a model #9114 dimmer module to the park light circuit instead and use the #9114 dimmer to control the brightness of the LED gauges.
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Lighting for gauges:

Remove the vertical trim panel on the driver's side of the dashboard containing the light and dimmer switch assembly by carefully pulling straight back to release the retaining clips. The purple wire with a gray stripe on the corner of the headlight switch connector proves to be a good dimming lighting source for the gauges.

If your are using LED lit gauges (such as our Next Generation Instruments) and if “flickering” is noticed during dimming, you may then need to use a model #9114 dimmer module to the park light circuit instead and use the #9114 dimmer to control the brightness of the LED gauges.
Thank you beaky73, I tried that last night with a test lamp, in fact I tried all of them on the light & dimmer switch but got nothing, I will try it again.

Dan
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