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Old 03-22-2011, 09:17 AM
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DOME LITE! DAM IT! Help please!

So, I installed a Recon Big Rig "Ice" kit.

First of all...terrible instructions from them! They sent a "supplemental instruction sheet" for the new Big Rig kit that has 'white courtesy lights"

It says "use the yellow wire to tap into your dome light"...

Yeh, not so much. After clowing around with this...it should have said "use the white wire"...they had it completely backwards.

So now, I've got the wiring done EXCEPT for the dang dome light!

I tried using one of the "add-a-circuit" gizmos to tap right into #35 on the fuse box. That's the right one because you when you pull that fuse, the dome light goes out.

HOWEVER, just tapping into the fuse with an add-a-circuit leaves my Recon lights on WHITE constantly...like when you shut the door and lock the truck....yep, lights are still on.

I need to then tap into the actual dome light wire itself, where is the best, easiest way to do this!

Please help...I'm soooo close to finishing this thing!

Thanks,
Steve
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:29 AM
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Just throwing this out, but what about the wire that goes to the inside door marker light? Doesn't it go on/off with the dome light? Maybe you could pull the door panel to see what the wire color is so you could tap it before it goes into the door.

Offering as a suggestion.....
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:11 PM
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I found it!
It's the black wire with the light blue "runner" stripe
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:20 PM
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Can you take a pic? i"ve been trying to figure that out as well! I have the wire tied up somewhere. It's been bugging me for 2 months! So, let me get this straight, you tapped into number 35 on the fuse panel?
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:43 PM
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So here's what you do to tap into the dome light:
-First, you do not want to use the fuse box
-The dome light on the fuse box doesn't account for the fact that the light is based off of the remote, when you open or close the door, or in itself is just simply "timed"
-Therefore, you HAVE to tap into the proper wire itself!!
-And that wire, is best found here
-----Pull off the door sill plate on the drivers side door.
-----You may need to also pull the drivers side kick panel off.
-----Both are very easy to do. Just pull up the door sill plate, there are 4-5 "clips" that hold it...just pull up, then that plate will be off.
-----Once you have the door sill plate off, you'll be able to see the main wiring harness running along the door sill on the drivers side. It's a big ol' bundle of wires! Literally about 1.5 inches around!
-----You'll see that there is some electrical tape running along this big ol' bundle of wires along the door sill plate, the tape is just trying to hold it all together.
-----Pull some tape off so that you can really access the wire bundle.
-----In that bundle, you'll have to look for this...but you'll find a black wire with a light blue stripe (also called a "runner") on it.
-----That's the wire! Again, that's the wire!
-----What I did was just simply use a "splicing plug" to access it...either way, you can figure this out as best you can but in the end...you simply need to splice your wire into this wire.

It took some time to figure this out but for anyone that has EVER needed to find the ol' dome light...this is it!

Have fun!
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:47 PM
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holy crap, thanks man! that is awesome. I know exactly what you are talking about now. I'm half tempted to go out and do it right now! Thanks again!
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:23 AM
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Awesome!!! Now that you have it figured out, show some pics!!! We wanna see....
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Thanks man that should help with my recon door sill install
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