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OHC question.

yeah i got mine installed a few days ago but been busy to take pictures or do anything.

only have the lights wired up at the moment.

but i followed the guide on here. and tapped into the 2 dome light wires.

how do i wire it up so my ohc lights turn on when my door is open?
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Black/light blue of console tapped into black/light blue of factory Ranger dome.
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Green/Orange(GN/OR) - Map light power (goes to the dome light)
Black/Blue(BK/BL) - Dome light power (goes to the dome light)

thats what i did...

i have power.

just want it to automatically turn on with the door. not by only hitting the button.
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Map function of the console:
Power from the green/orange is controlled by the 2 map switches to allow the 2 bulbs to act as map lights that can be turned on or off individually.
(Light green/orange of console tapped into light green/orange of the factory Ranger dome.)

Dome function of the console:
Power from the black/light blue bypasses the map light switches to turn on both console bulbs when the factory dome is powered.
(Black/light blue of console tapped into black/light blue of factory Ranger dome.)

If your factory dome works and the dome function of the console does not, then it is either miswired or something is wrong with the console.
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well i guess i'll double check it, i'm working on getting the other stuff wired up. damn mn work 30 minutes and hands are cold. ha

gotta warm up, and work on a button on my bezel since i have it off.

i'll maybe redo the connections and maybe soder it.
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i soldered mine and i got the molten solder on my hand lol it was a good experience i can tell u that haha. but once you hook it up to the dome light, it should power on when you open the door. Mine works fine.
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Whats the Red/Black wire do? Mine has that and I haven't seen it mentioned in any write up yet.


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Whats the Red/Black wire do? Mine has that and I haven't seen it mentioned in any write up yet.


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mine also has that. but i do'nt have a blue/red one..

is that my power one or what?
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woo so far i have everything done that i wanted to. just want to add power windows and locks and i should be good. ha
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Whats the Red/Black wire do? Mine has that and I haven't seen it mentioned in any write up yet.


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The red/black color code is used on the later Explorer consoles. It is for the dimmer feature, the equivalent of the light blue/red called out in the how to.
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yeah i figured that out when the wire is in the same spot as the blue/red one in the harness.

everythings up and working now...working how it should i should say. ha
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