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Old 10-14-2013, 07:45 AM
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So, on my 2006 1500, The drivers map light did not work at purchase. Does not go on with the interior "scroll up" switch but all others do. Also, the "click" mechanism when you push it on does not "click" like the clicker is missing. So, I have had plans to convert all interior to LED, and figured while doing so I could locate the issue and resolve while in there. Well, not that simple.

As I dug deeper into it, removed the lenses, etc, found that clicker button to be non existent. The plunger is there but no spring action, etc, just loose with no resistance. Also, there was no festoon bulb in place, so I figured at least installing the LED kit for that side map would give me the lighting when the interior switch was engaged, door was open, etc, but no love. I cannot get anything out of that side. Its dead....

All others work fine, look great with the LED conversion, did hyper blue in the all black truck, very nice.

Any suggestions here??

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:42 AM
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If you can't find anything wrong locally at the light, then i'd start looking at the wiring. And just keep going further out until you find the problem. Have a multi-meter? Make sure you are getting power to that light socket. If not, then trace the wires back and check connections and continuity. If you're lucky, you may find that there is a bad connection someplace close to the bulb.

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I agree with simon, get your meter out and check for 12 volts. Also, remember that LED are polarity sensitive. If they don't work one way, flip it around and see if that fixes it. Keep us posted and let us know how it turns out or if you need more help.
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