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Old 10-30-2010, 12:25 PM
yocalif yocalif is offline
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Default Dash dimmer thumb switch?

My 2002 Edge's dash thumb dimmer does not activate the Dome light. Most vehicles either the Dome light has a switch or the dash dimmer will activate the Dome light.

My son's 2005 Ranger the dash dimmer doesn't activate the dome light and the dome light has no switch.

Has anyone tried to mod the thumb dimmer to be able to activate the Dome Light, or another possible solution is to put switch on the Dome light.

I did the Mustang Dome Light mod, but I would like to turn the center bulb on without opening the door. I may add a very small rocker switched (SPST) jumpered between "constant on" lead and the positive terminal for the switched bulb (center bulb) so I can turn it on whenever I need it.

How many amps does the switch need to handle?
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Dash dimmer thumb switch?

You have to push the thumb wheel until it clicks, past the detent.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:30 PM
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Default Re: Dash dimmer thumb switch?

does the dimmer "click" when it's all the way up?
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: Dash dimmer thumb switch?

NO the wheel doesn't ever click either going all the way up or all the way down
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Dash dimmer thumb switch?

WoW, was I WRONG.

I went back out and rolled the thumb dimmer wheel 3 or 4 times pushing harder each time. Finally Click! The light comes on. It was really stuck, after 5 or 6 hard push clicks it finally got easier. I noticed I had to push it at a bit of an angle and it then went right in. So must be sort of a defect, but it is WORKING!


Thanks for questioning me.... made me recheck, and I appreciate it.

I still may go through with the rocker switch add to the mustang dome lens cover. It would be easier and work for the passenger too.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Dash dimmer thumb switch?

It was probably never used. That CAN happen to things sometimes.
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