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Old 02-15-2012, 11:13 PM
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Well it might have if I had it grounded properly instead of having it grounded to 12V. On a possibly related topic, the fuse I was tapping into when I originally started wiring this project is now blown. Gotta get that fixed.

I will be doing the wiring through the dimmer, but I may check this fuse option for future readers.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Keep me posted. Let me know if tapping the fuse works so I can post a How To.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Got it working - and works great! Updates to come...
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Tapping the fuse?
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Nope, didn't have much time so just pulled them back through and tapped the dimmer wire and a ground. First page is updated.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Thanks Muddy.

However, I have no need tap into the dimmer. I never use the dimmer switch. That's awesome though.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

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Thanks Muddy.

However, I have no need tap into the dimmer. I never use the dimmer switch. That's awesome though.
I don't use the dimmer either, but it's essentially the same as yours but with a little adjust-ability. I'm super pumped! I will have to take it for a drive tonight sometime and see if everything is bright enough as it, may need some resistor adjustment. As for right now, holding my hand or pice of paper over the shift knob it seems like the perfect intensity.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Muddy, do you think the wire you tapped will work for the Orange ILLUMINATE wire for aftermarket head units?
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Muddy, do you think the wire you tapped will work for the Orange ILLUMINATE wire for aftermarket head units?
I'm pretty sure it would, it has 12V at full intensity.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Never mind. I just read this: http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question...7120819AAU6yeI
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I'm surprised we don't have more posters in here Muddy.
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