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Interior ground options?

Where are some grounds I can ground my light switch to in the cab?
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i tapped into the ground from the 12volt power outlet in the bezel.
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Which wire is that?
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its the wire that is on the side of theunit, u no like how the one wire that gos directly into the center of it is the power and the wire on the side it the ground.
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OK. I think my switch is the problem. I tested it on the battery ground and the LED still didn't light up.
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are u sure u have the little plugs in the right holes? Cause i no when i did mine the forst time i had them mixed up and it wouldnt work and then i switched it around and it would turn on like twice and then blow the fuse so the last time i got it right, lol thats what happpens when the wind blows the diagram away lol, Do the lights come on?? so is it that the little light on the switch just wont work?
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Switch works and the lights go on. It's just the LED on the switch that doesn't turn on.

I don't think the lights would go on if I had the wires miced up, but I could be wrong
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ya its pry the the switch
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You can ground many places under the dash, pick a screw close to where you mounted the switch. I grounded mine to the screw right under the dash, sort of in front of my right knee. The screw holds the plastic dash on but also goes into the steel behind it to make the ground. Use a testlight if you are not certain.
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if you want a good ground to use in the cab, remove the drivers side kick panel, (its the panel right next to the e-brake.)

to remove it, just remove the first screw from the threshold plate, then remove the plastic body trim fastener from the center of the kick panel, then slide the kick panel out of the way and set it aside.

now you should be able to see a bolt that is painted green. this is a body ground that is also grounded to the frame. there are no electronic components sharing this ground and thus it makes a perfect ground for added interior electronics!!!

i.e. KC's, CB's, lights, audio grounds and such!!!!

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The ground that I mentioned does not share with anything else and is not a hack splice job. It is also grounded to the frame being that the metal piece under the dash is also attqached to the firewall and has many different contacts to the frame. No need to make such big deal of a simple ground. If you think about it, all of the green bolts on your truck that ford uses to ground various items, as well as the grounding straps that are also used are all sharring one common grounding point, the frame.
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I found out that it wasn't where I had it grounded that was the problem. It is the switch itself that is the problem.
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i'm sorry...i didn't mean to sound condescending...not my intention at all...i'll rephrase it...
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