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Old 03-23-2014, 02:45 PM
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Hello all, I am new to the forum and grateful for your help. I am looking to install LED lighting but using the dinner switch to tap into. I have seen posts to tap into the 12v cig outlet, but none on the dimmer switch.

Anyone tried that? Tips to route or things to avoid?

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Are you trying to get a constant hot or with the headlights on hot
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Connect it to the headlight switch.
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Just want on with the head lights, but I would like to have be dimmable like the dash lights.

Sorry for my slow reply. Thank you for the feedback.
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Tap into the wire that illuminates headlight switch, it is dimmable. I will be doing this mod once it gets little warmer.
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Thanks I will give that a try.
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So I finally got it done and the advice paid off. Thank you. Looks great and dims with the dash lights. perfect.
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Post some pics and which wire did you tap into.
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Here are the pics. I used the wires coming off the headlight selector switch. I used the org/gry and the blk/tan (Pic of wire diagram below)

This did allowed me to dim them with the dash lights, though these are fairly bright so the effect is not as much as I hoped.

I was not sure where to mount the lights so I punted expecting to have to tweak them later. I got the lights from Autozone for like 12 bucks. I mounted 1 strip on the panel that is under the steering column. Funny it also shines blue light up through the cover around the steering wheel (Not sure I like that.) The other strip I mounted under the glove box. There is a bar that supports the box and is well suited for that. I fished the wires under the center panel and tied them to the first string.

Please do not judge the wire management, it is temp till I decide the placement is right. I am not that happy with the driver side placement so if anyone has a better location please fill me in.

My first attempt at this type of work so I am sure there are better ways to do this.

Thanks for the help and support.
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