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trying to install maplight

hey I bought this model to install in my ranger and all I'm confused on is the part where you run the power wire, where does it need to go on the map light?

I bought the round all clear plastic one, not the mustang version, but are they the same?

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mines from a stock 98 xlt extended cab...

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Mine just threaded in and work, but I think that after 03 they wernt setup the same to be able to do that. Mine came with like an adapter on the back that I had to take off for mine to work, but you might need that adapter, cuz it had wires coming out of it.If it turns out I think I still have it floating around somewhere let me know and I might be able to ship it to you for cost of shipping.
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You probably need another power wire for yours. Now where it goes I have no clue.
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so any power wire is fine? I'm looking in the manual for the one that goes with the map light cut off
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got it working but its the one with the switch in the middle...

atm if I switch to left it kills the left side then if I try to turn on the right bulb it kills the right... and if the doors are closed and the truck is off when I goto use the darn thing none of them work... only if the illumination switch is bumped on...
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On my 05 I used the wire from here



Use a wire tap to splice into the Green/orange wire


Black = Constant
RED = Switched
Yellow= Ground


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well I blew a fuse somewhere because my headlight switch won't work and now my lights wont come on, anyone know where the fuse is for the headlight switch?
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Fuse #1 in passenger side kick panel

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thanks man I blew #23 and #3 those are small lil fuses, had to go to autozone to buy some... as of now I'm gonna keep my stock one, I should have gone with a stang domelight...
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i think when i hooked my map lights up and my OHC i ran a wire down and just tapped into one of the cigarette lighter plugs. i thik you just need to run it so it has a hot wire beings that there is a switch to turn it on
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bump, what wire do i need to tap into for constant power?

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The White/Red
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* another note to add, the Green/blue wire that is stock on the 07+ is only a switch wire says from the wiring manual

[ Pin1 circut CLN28(GN-BU) 18 gauge SWITCH - DOME LAMP ]
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here is the pics of my light...

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i can pick up a mustang light for ten bucks lol
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I think I've got it, hope all goes well this time around...
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it works now!!! got it just need a new center bulb, think its a festoon?
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here is the pics of my light...





you my friend need SMD's

12-LED SMD HID WHITE T10 194 CAR DOME/ DOOR/ MAP LIGHT - (eBay.ca item 280348505041 end time 28-May-09 1600 EDT)
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indeed thanks for the link!!!
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