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Which wire in the dash dims gauges and accesories?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I'm tryin to instal my stereo in my burb but cant figure out which wire to splice the faceplate dimmer into. Anyone know which one? In the instructions it says it dims the faceplate when you turn the leadlights on so it doesnt blind you at night. Thx
     
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    IIRC its the brown wire off the back of the switch /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What year is your truck?

    Noticed on the later fuse panels ('85+ I guess) that there is an accessory terminal that is hooked up to the headlight dimmer.

    Haven't really checked it out yet, but it was apparently there for the t-case shifter for the 208/241 setup.
     
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    Its a 91.
     
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    Should have that dimmer wire on the fuse panel then.

    IIRC, looking at the very top of the panel as it is installed, count from right to left 3 terminals from the passenger side top row, and that should be it. You could test this by putting a voltmeter on the terminal and adjsut the dimmer watching the voltage.
     

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