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Any one knows what color wire on the light switch is for the dimmer control light on the instrument panel?

I would like to connect some gauges.

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All my wiring diagrams are at the shop - but you could poke the back of the switch with a test light (if you don't own one - they're *cheap* and essential!) see which wire gets dimmer/brighter, while you rotate the knob. Easy!

HTH!

paul wegweiser

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Guest Anonymous

- but the dimmer output pin of the headlight switch is always #58b. The wire connected there runs to pin #4 on the instrument pod connector which powers the dash lights.

Its the same on 6 or 12 fuse cars.

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did the 6v cars come in automatic?

If so, there is a bung under the dash that can be used. It is for the light on the automatic shifter. Perfect for extra gauges

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- but the dimmer output pin of the headlight switch is always #58b. The wire connected there runs to pin #4 on the instrument pod connector which powers the dash lights.

Its the same on 6 or 12 fuse cars.

So if I connect the gauges lights on the #58b I can dim the light or just go to pin #4? Sorry new here!

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Or follow the wires from those two points. Most schematics show a multi-pin connector in between those two points - it might be easiest to tap in there.

If your car's a tii you could tap off the clock light. If its an automatic, you can tap off of the lights for the gear selection indicator as Bill mentioned above.

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Even if it is not an auto, the bung is still there. It is a great place to get power for gauge lights, plug and play. Just takes a wire with a female connector! So simple. The bung is what my light is pointing to. It usually taped to the wiring harness under the dash.

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