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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:39 am 
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I cant get the dome light to turn on via the headlight dimmer switch on my EF. I turns on when the doors are opened but not when i use the switch. I have replaced the switch with a known working unit but it still doesnt work. Any ideas?
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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:16 pm 
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The doors turn on the dome light via the BEM, however the dimmer/light switch sends an earth directly to the dome light on the black-blue wire. Check that you have an earth available at the light switch on the black wire.
Note there are variations of the lights/dimmer switch so make sure your known good switch is the correct type and not from say a high series BEM car.


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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:19 pm 
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The high series switches run a green connector on the rear casing, while the low series have a beige coloured one - I doubt the dome light operation will differ between the two.
If the dim selection works, the issue lies with the black/blue wire. Earth the wire manually to confirm where the fault lies.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:54 pm 
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Thanks for your help. It turns out the previous owner installed an aftermarket cd player and mucked around with the blue/black wire. All sorted now.javascript:emoticon(':D')
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