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Old 02-03-2012
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Interior light off when doors open.

OK I have looked at every how to on a few different sites. I have even checked online. Google/Yahoo. I am trying to find a way to have the interior light/dome light to stay off when I want it too. almost like clicking the dome light on in the cab with the doors shut, but the exact opposite. Just off when I open the door when I want. Not all the time. lol Help me out if you can.

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My 2002 Toyota Tacoma has the dome light with an on-off auto switch mounted in it.
Maybe you can pick one up at a junk yard cheep and replace the light unit you have in there now.

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Both my Taco and Ranger are ext cabs with the light mounted in the center of the roof.
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Got thinking a little more after my third cup of coffee and remembered something.
The old Mack truck cabs on the R models had the light that mounted over the rear window and had a built-in toggle switch to turn it on. Not sure if the newer ones do. That would work for a single cab Ranger. Maybe check out a big truck jy.
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Send “rwenzing” a PM, if anyone can help you it will be Bob.
He’s good !

If you just want a sw quick and easy find the wire from the light put a sw in or find a light with a sw and mount it up.
If you want to eliminate the light and the buzzer, sometimes you want the door open without the light, then contact Bob.
He has a Buzzer Elimination Thread in the How-To’s but I can’t find anything on the Lights.

luck and post what ever you do.
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Doesn't the ranger already have this? Otherwise just tap the wire that runs to the door and add a switch.
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