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Wiring Dimmable Light In Aftermarket Dash Switch

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by WanderlostOverland, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Mar 11, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    WanderlostOverland

    WanderlostOverland [OP] New Member

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    I’m installing aftermarket dash switches to send trigger power to lighting relays. The brand of switches I’m using is irrelevant. I want one of the two LEDS in the switch to light up when the headlights are on and dim with the other dash lights. I know which terminals on the switch will accomplish this. I’m also aware that the ground side of the circuit is what dims the light. I’m looking for someone who has actually spliced into these wires and has firsthand experience with success in doing so.

    My Question; In the picture below, are these the wires and correct polarity to provide power to the “dash” lights in our new switches?

    I’ve done due diligence and read through a few threads that touched on my specific question. They were helpful in pointing me in the right direction but, as they went on the information was confused with conjecture, guesses, and comments that had little to do with the original topic. I’m starting this new thread to hopefully “unfog” the question with correct, straight to the point answers. Thank You.

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  2. Mar 14, 2018 at 2:21 AM
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    WanderlostOverland

    WanderlostOverland [OP] New Member

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    We got it all figured out and it works AWESOME! We'll finish up this weekend and have a complete install video up on our YouTube channel.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    WanderlostOverland [OP] New Member

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    It took a little digging and testing; :) DSC_0349.jpg
     
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