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Using Center Light W/O Relay


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#1 Guest_wagon78_*

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Posted 24 November 2001 - 10:55 PM

You can make a working centerlight with a DPDT switch if you don't have the "official" relay, switch and harness. I got a 10A DPDT switch at Radio Shack that works fine.

The wires below are what come from the center light braket assembly. Connect to the switch as listed below:

Black - Lamp (-). Connect to chassis/Batt (-).
Red - Lamp (+). Connect to Pole#2A on DPDT Switch.
Black/Red Stripe - Door Motor Power. Connect to +12V
Green/Red Stripe - Connect to Pole#1 common on DPDT Switch.
Green/White Stripe - Connect to Pole#1A on DPDT switch.
Green - Connect to Pole#1B on DPDT switch.

You also have to connect +12V to the Pole#2 common on the DPDT switch.

There are some slip rings inside the motor unit that provide power to the door raise/lower motor. Gaps on the slip rings are what stop the motor when the door is open or closed. If the door opens when it should close or vice-versa, swap the green/wh and green wires.

#2 Guest_qman_*

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Posted 24 November 2001 - 11:15 PM

Nice tip. There's alot of lights and not so many relays.

Shawn, edit this to the repair manual.

Qman

#3 Guest_ShawnW_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 12:27 AM

SWEET!! Thanks a million.

#4 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 12:37 AM

So Shawn, will we be seeing center lamps on all your vehicles now :)

#5 Guest_Mike W_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 12:43 AM

Thank you!!! I got my light installed but didn't feel like figuring out the wiring. This will solve my problem. Thanks!

#6 Guest_ShawnW_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 01:12 AM

Now a part of the USRM.

#7 Guest_bmxpunk_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 02:15 AM

is this for the light in the center of the grill? what years/model had them?

#8 Guest_ShawnW_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 11:52 AM

Mostly 80-82, Wagons had them in 80 and 81 and Brats had them in 82.

Its a neat upgrade, one that I will be doing here shortly thanks to the tip here.

#9 Guest_qman_*

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Posted 25 November 2001 - 12:12 PM

I have seen them in 81's and 82's. Wagons, Hatchbacks and Brats.

Qman

#10 Guest_moosens_*

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Posted 26 November 2001 - 12:03 AM

Super!Genious You're a New Englander now Scotty. :)
Wanna sneak off to the PA yards Saturday?Not 100% sure but I'll be trying.

#11 Guest_chef tim_*

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Posted 11 December 2001 - 09:48 PM

Archive this too!!!, Thanks, Tim




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