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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!
Steve n' Tammy
05' F250 Crew Cab Harley Davidson
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