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weird electrical issue

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K10ANDYKHAMNIC, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    I noticed the other day my dome lamp stays on real dim when the headlights are on and the floor light stays on also . When I open the door the floor lamp goes out and the dome comes on all the way .What is going on ? I have a tach and its lamp is out , I cant remember where I wired it to ,could that be the prob and causing this ?:confused: TIA -A
     
  2. Jishory

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    is this in a later model truck?
     
  3. AV8

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    I had the same thing happen to me. It turned out to be a dime that had fallen into my cigarette lighter. Took it out and lights worked fine. It also blew a fuse.
     
  4. 79Beast

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    You've got at least one bad ground. Clean ground connections, check continuity to frame ground as well as power. Definitely some voltage leak.
     
  5. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    It is in my 81 k10 . Ill check out the ground. I think it might be the door switch .It seems flakey .
     
  6. tomseviltwin

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    I second the cigarette lighter.
     
  7. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    I havent had that hooked up for a long time ....
     

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