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ohc question on lights

Alright I tried searching and couldn't find what I'm looking for but I could have swore that I saw someone do this on here somewhere...
Is there a way that you can get the overhead lamps on the ohc to turn on when you open your door? Is it as simple as tapping into one of the wires on the dome light? any help would be great.

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yea...that what my brother did to his....he just tapped in to the dome light hot wire....the same wire that when the door is closed, it's not hot, but when open, it's hot. Hope it helps.
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any ideas on which wire is hot when doors open? i'd assume that when you turn the dimmer all the way up so that the dome light comes on you can tap into the same wire for that too?
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Tap a wire into the black/light blue wire that feeds the dome light, the connect it to the BK/LB of the overhead console. This is very easy to do and the wire can be snaked above the headliner.
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search for n3elz.....his Car Domain site has a detailed How-To on installing the OHC and wiring it up.....
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yea i've got it all wired up based off his cardomain.....but i didn't see if he's got a way to turn it on at the same time as the dome light......i'll check through it again
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Tap a wire into the black/light blue wire that feeds the dome light, the connect it to the BK/LB of the overhead console. This is very easy to do and the wire can be snaked above the headliner.
perfect....i'll check that out...thanks
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if you wire it up the way he says, then the lights will come on when the door is open.....i followed his How-To exactly and mine comes on with the door open...
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