Cargo Light Switch - Lighted?

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  1. bugdewde

    bugdewde I'm Awesome

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    I just bought a Cargo Light Switch with bezel on eBay.

    I'm wanting it in the Suburban to control future trailer LEDs. Like side marker lights, but clear, to illuminate around the trailer during close quarters maneuvers.
    .. .. .. & maybe a couple to illuminate the deck.

    Anyway, my question is ....
    Does the switch have a indicator light on the face that illuminates when the switch is turned on? ... say, like the automatic 4x4 high/low switches.
     
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    The one on my 1997 k1500 does not. The switch is easy to figure out if it's in though, of is flat, on is angled down. The weird thing is that if you have the dome override engaged on the headlight switch, the cargo light is off.

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    The switches do light up. The bulbs are usually burned out since these trucks are 20+ years old. I replaced the bulb with a 3mm LED.[​IMG]

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    No indicator light though
     
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    Could the wiring be modified so that "CARGO LAMP" is illuminated only when the cargo lamp is on?
     
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    I think if you changed the switch backlighting wire to only have power when the cargo lamp is on. Unsure as I haven't tried that. But that's my theory.

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    That's how I would attempt. I really like that idea :hmm:
     
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    That's what I'm thinking too. I'm not even sure if mine illuminates, I'll have to check tonight.
     
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    I'm liking this idea, as well.
    I'd prefer an indicator of power on to remind me if I left the trailer lights on .... as I'll wire them independent of the interior lights.
     
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    Hi, do you have a picture and part number for the led bulb you put in the switch?
     

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