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headlight switch diagram (headlight wire color)

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Old 06-26-2006, 04:17 AM
szarin szarin is offline
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Default headlight switch diagram (headlight wire color)

i'm looking to add three guages to my a-pillar. i tried searching the net and these forums for a wire diagram of the headlight switch with no luck. I am looking for what color the wire is for the headlights. I want the guages to light up only when i turn on the headlights. I figured seeing how the headlight switch is there it would be the best place to tie into.

If anyone has any other ideas i'd love to here them thx. I have a 99 dodge ram with the 5.9L.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:47 PM
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Default RE: headlight switch diagram (headlight wire color)

If you wire it in with the dash light/instument cluster wiring it will dim and brighten with the dash lights. I don't know the colors, but a few minutes with a test light at the fuse panel or light switch should work. Watch the test light dim as the dial is turned. Just a thought in case that isn't what the original intent was.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:34 AM
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Default RE: headlight switch diagram (headlight wire color)

i was hoping someone would know the answer off hand... i guess i will need to use my test lamp. it would be nice to have those dim as well. off to the garage i go
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