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Old 05-29-2010, 02:14 AM
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Well if it's the factory bulb setup there should be 3wires hi/lo/ground and I would get the connectors that pinch over the wire Lil blue ones you can get at the parts store that way there's no cutting needed and if it's not the right wire you can just unclip it Id post a pic if I had one
If you can find a pic of those connectors, id appreciate it...pretty sure there is 4 wires, but think the 4th is the wire for the running lights (the little one on the inside) that was supposed to stay on any time the truck is on and the brights arent, but he wired it so it only comes on when the headlight is on. IDK, think Ive got a good idea of how to do it now...if not, Ill just set myself on fire in the truck and be done with it. Thanks man, you have no idea how much you've put my mind at ease...was about to vomit, ive been worrying myself so sick.



EDIT: nevermind, I see you posted a pic, thanks man.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:21 AM
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No problem buddy sorry I forgot you mentioned projectors also you want to makesure your fuse is less than your switch so like a 15-20 that way it pops before your switch or lights and that it's inline before the switch that way your not running direct hot wire to your switch inside the cab that could cause a fire hazard


Edit: lf the toggle switch setup works great but personally I would try plugging a new dimmer switch into the system to see if the lights come on then, since everything but the headlights come on now, of that worked it be a more perminet fix and no more toggle, all in all that be the better way to go less chance of failure while driving at night, but for now I see no problem with the toggle setup as a temp fix until you have alittle more time for trouble shooting
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:37 AM
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No problem buddy sorry I forgot you mentioned projectors also you want to makesure your fuse is less than your switch so like a 15-20 that way it pops before your switch or lights and that it's inline before the switch that way your not running direct hot wire to your switch inside the cab that could cause a fire hazard


Edit: lf the toggle switch setup works great but personally I would try plugging a new dimmer switch into the system to see if the lights come on then, since everything but the headlights come on now, of that worked it be a more perminet fix and no more toggle, all in all that be the better way to go less chance of failure while driving at night, but for now I see no problem with the toggle setup as a temp fix until you have alittle more time for trouble shooting
So you think I should put a fuse between to headlights and the toggle... and then between the battery and the toggle? Yeah, no time for trying to bring it back to stock...the domelight is hooked up to a toggle too and is no longer stock...plus Imma have a hole in my dash from there the old toggle was lol.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:42 AM
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No need for two fuses just between the battery and the switch you want to have the fuse before the switch that way if anything goes wrong you don't blow your switch or catch the dash on fire lol with the fuse before the switch it'll pop the fuse before anything else and like I mentioned you want to makesure the fuse is weaker than the switch so it pops first
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:48 AM
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No need for two fuses just between the battery and the switch you want to have the fuse before the switch that way if anything goes wrong you don't blow your switch or catch the dash on fire lol with the fuse before the switch it'll pop the fuse before anything else and like I mentioned you want to makesure the fuse is weaker than the switch so it pops first
cool thanks...gonna get a new fusebox and those nifty connectors when the parts store opens, cant wait to get off work and get this over with you're fucking awesome dude.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:51 AM
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I still don't get why you haven't used the original wiring (or replaced the wires but kept the switch and fuse location), would have made your life so much simpler.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:54 AM
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Lol no prob no need for a new fuse box just get a weaker fuse unless your box isn't what I'm thinking it is what I'm thinking you have is somthing like this?
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:55 AM
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Hey pat by the I love the quote in your sig
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:01 AM
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Anybody been wheelin lately?
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:04 AM
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I still don't get why you haven't used the original wiring (or replaced the wires but kept the switch and fuse location), would have made your life so much simpler.
because the cluster has been replaced, it has had 3 or 4 tachs, more than a dozen systems, more than 20 CD players, a PS2, screens, neons, amps, tweeters, kick panels, LEDs, multiple alarms, wires spliced for the door actuators....there are just so many wires behind the dash I wouldnt know whats stock, whats not, whats been spliced, what goes to what, what is hooked up, what isnt hooked up. When I say its a mess, its an understatement.

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Lol no prob no need for a new fuse box just get a weaker fuse unless your box isn't what I'm thinking it is what I'm thinking you have is somthing like this?
Thats exactly what I have (except yellow). Ive got some spare fuses, so thats good.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:05 AM
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Hey pat by the I love the quote in your sig
Hehe took it from a new guy's post, couldn't resist!

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Anybody been wheelin lately?
I wish i had time, i reallllllly wanna go dirt road trailing, but since i haven't done it in years, i wouldn't know where.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:06 AM
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I can't wheel to much lol but I did do alil drifting on my way home from the gfs lol wet roads and the 8.8 ls I have to be careful and keep her between the ditches lol
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:08 AM
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because the cluster has been replaced, it has had 3 or 4 tachs, more than a dozen systems, more than 20 CD players, a PS2, screens, neons, amps, tweeters, kick panels, LEDs, multiple alarms, wires spliced for the door actuators....there are just so many wires behind the dash I wouldnt know whats stock, whats not, whats been spliced, what goes to what, what is hooked up, what isnt hooked up. When I say its a mess, its an understatement.



Thats exactly what I have (except yellow). Ive got some spare fuses, so thats good.
Cool just slap a 15-20amp fuse in there and you'll be set 25amp at the max
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:14 AM
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Ok well night fellas I'll probably talk to you guys later tonight lol
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:15 AM
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lol nite mike
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