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Using Center Light W/O Relay

 

Written by Wagon78 from the USMB.

 

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. Editors Note:

 

DPDT means double pole double throw. Radio Shack is an electronics store that is in many parts of the USA in malls.

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