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Old 02-09-2011, 11:25 AM
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Got my OHC installed yesterday and got it working. Got cold so I quit. There was a gap at the back of the console and I went out to try to fix that today. Before I finished yesterday I checked everything to see if it works . NO map lights. Thought easy fix so today I fixed the gap at the back and started on the map light. I only have 1 wire going to the dome light with the map lights connected they didnt work. So I decided to find another power source. I attached the wires for the map lights to the console power wire. They come on now and stay on. wont turn off with the button. I connected the lighted mirrors to the same wire and they work fine. Everything else is working as its supposed to (I guess) . So Now what do I do to the map lights? Getting colder here so I cleaned up and went inside. I took the bulbs out so they wont stay on when driving. Just not sure what I need to do next. My dome light still works so I am not totally in the dark. But, it would be nice to have the map lights working properly. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:17 PM
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:28 PM
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Are the wires run correctly or did you run them to the constant 12 v?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:35 PM
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Did you press the button for the map light to see if it would go off. I know sounds crazy but just checking.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:37 PM
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They come on now and stay on. wont turn off with the button.
Yes...Said right there
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: OHC questions (again)

the power wire for the console is to the radio constant power wire. Is this wrong? Guess so.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:03 PM
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the power wire for the console is to the radio constant power wire. Is this wrong? Guess so.
Should be connected to the radio battery constant 12v+ wire Green/Yellow

Is that what you have?
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:07 PM
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Run that wire to your dome wiring
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:25 PM
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I dont know . I will have to check tomorrow. I thought I connected it to the ignition hook up on the radio . That way its on when the key is turned on.

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I hooked both light wires Green/Orange and the Black /Blue together and then hooked up the power wire to them. I guess thats wrong ? I thought that sense both went to the dome light wire they should have a power wire together. ????

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I should disconnect the dome light wire ? I am thinking that will work. I wont be able to have them come on when the door is opened but they will work when I push the button. Is that correct?
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:44 PM
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I would try hooking them to you regular dome light in your truck and see if it changes the situation
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I'll get back to you tomorrow.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:26 PM
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