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Old 02-16-2018, 06:18 AM
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What triggers the puddle lights under the tow mirrors? I know the door being open/closed does and so does unlocking/locking the truck, but when you turn on the dome lights do the puddle lights also come on? Only asking this because I added a 4th gen Power, Heated, Memory, Power Fold Away, Turn Signal, Puddle Light, Memory mirror to my 01 Ram. Thanks guys I appreciate your time.
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I'm pretty sure that turning on the dome lights will not illuminate the puddle lights, but I haven't gone out to my truck to confirm since I'd have to sit in the truck long enough for the lamps to time out, then turn on the dome lights. I know I have used the dome lights when driving down the road and I don't remember the puddle lights coming on with my 2014 Ram 1500. I only remember them coming one when opening the door and when unlocking the truck with the fob. I don't recall if they come on when the truck is shifted to park and the engine shut off as well (or only once the door is opened). I'm pretty sure they also turn on when I walk up to the truck and put my hand in the door handle, but I don't expect that your 2001 Ram has the proximity sensors.

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Originally Posted by MoparFanatic21 View Post
What triggers the puddle lights under the tow mirrors? I know the door being open/closed does and so does unlocking/locking the truck, but when you turn on the dome lights do the puddle lights also come on? Only asking this because I added a 4th gen Power, Heated, Memory, Power Fold Away, Turn Signal, Puddle Light, Memory mirror to my 01 Ram. Thanks guys I appreciate your time.
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Turn on your dome lights and see if the puddle lights come on.....If they turn on, the answer is yes. If they don't, the answer is no.
 
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Turn on your dome lights and see if the puddle lights come on.....If they turn on, the answer is yes. If they don't, the answer is no.
The 01 never had the puddle lamps and since the mirrors are off a 4th gen I wanted to wire them up like the 4th gen trucks. Looks like I might have to just tap into the dome light circuit
 
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You will if you want them to come on with your dome lamps.
 
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You will if you want them to come on with your dome lamps.
I'm going to figure out how to not get them to come on then I turn on the dome lights. I just want then to come on when I open/close the door and when I unlock/lock my truck.
 
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This sounds like a good project for an Arduino. Do you have a wiring diagram for the anti-theft/security system as well as the door pin switches?

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I'm going to figure out how to not get them to come on then I turn on the dome lights. I just want then to come on when I open/close the door and when I unlock/lock my truck.
That's going to be a tough one.
 
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This sounds like a good project for an Arduino. Do you have a wiring diagram for the anti-theft/security system as well as the door pin switches?

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For my 01 Ram yes
 
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