Cab Light Install

Discussion in 'Paint / Body / Detailing' started by Ginger, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Nylanderz

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    Cool! Got any pics? Those are amber,right?
     
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    Here you go Nylanderz
     
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    The page before this has a few pictures of my truck
     
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    Looking good! Might order these. :)
     
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    This is something I'm interested in doing to my truck sometime down the road. I was just wondering though, has anyone done this with white LEDs? If I were to do this, I'd do white cab lights with white running lights, but after going through the entire thread, everyone that posted pictures used the amber bulbs.
     
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    That is because amber is in most areas the legal color.
     
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    Ok, I've got a question that I can't find an answer to. I went and grabbed a complete cab light harness off of a 95 or 96 3500 HD and they were plugged into the spot labeled gray on the convenience center under the dash.

    I came home and plugged it into the same spot on my 96 K1500. I then plugged an led and a regular bulb in and they came on immediately without me turning the headlight switch on.

    So then, I turned my headlight switch to the parking light position and the headlight position. In both cases the bulbs turned off. I even held in the dash to door pin in the side of the dash for the cargo lights in to see if that would matter-no change.

    Not sure why!!! I know the quick answer would be to cut off the connector and just tap into the parking light wire at the switch-but I wanted a factory setup. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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  8. 88GMCtruck

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    There were some big changes to the wiring in these trucks mid bodystyle. When I first performed this write-up it was when I installed the lights on my 88, and had yet to do anything with a later style truck.

    88-94 things were largely the same, 95 was an oddball year and 96-00 stayed largely the same.

    95 is a very odd year because the TBI ODB1 stuff combined with the newer interior. There are lots of one off wiring related things. I haven't owned a 95 so I can't say for sure, but I do know that the later trucks had a plug behind the instrument cluster/steering column for the cab lights and other harnesses (center rear view mirror also is in C271) that the early trucks once had in the convenience center.

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    Thanks for digging that up. I am assuming that is a 96 diagram?? Also, both my truck and the donor truck are 6.5 diesels - not sure if it makes much difference for the cab lights.

    Maybe someone can come up with a pic of the plug for behind the instrument cluster. Surely the plug is the same for 96-98 burbs, tahoes, and all 1/2, 3:4, and 1 ton trucks???

    I was hoping to find a spot in the convenience center to plug the cab lights into. I went yesterday and got a bunch of plugs from a 97+ burb from the conveience center with the hopes of swapping pins.


     
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    Thats for my 98 but should apply to 96-00 at least.

    Engine or chassis size shouldn't matter.
     
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