Most modern vehicles use a ground switch at the doors to operate the dome
light but on these old trucks the light is always grounded to the cab so you
need to run the 12 volt feed to the light through a switch at the door. I
bought some appliance door switches at Home Depot or Lowes and wired them
in. Works fine.
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: glperry [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2000 1:42 PM
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> Subject: [oletrucks] Dome light?
> I have a 54 2-ton and wish dome light would work on doors. Light
> works fine with switch. It's 12 volt. Should I try to go through the wires
> at lite to door switchs or wire in from under dash? Anyone with a
> schematic they've figured?
> G. L. Perry
> Huntington, IN
> 54 Chevy 2-ton (driver)
> 50 Chevy COE (project)
> MM Jet Star 3 Super (tractor)
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