THANKS ALOT shiro_neko!!!!!! that helped alot, i checked the white box.. looks fine but ill get another one and check if theres any difference, but thanks alot though big help!!! but how should i wire them after installing an aftermarket stereo? i dont know about wiring so i dont want to do it wrong lolshiro_neko wrote:the wires red w/ blue stripe and red w/ yellow stripe are for illumination. the green w/ red stripe which is connected to your 15a illum fuse powers the red w/ blue stripe wire when the lighting switch is in the 1st and 2nd position. also check your illumination control switch
should this cable be connected to some other cable?shiro_neko wrote:the red with yellow stripe is your ground. check that wire
i have not light on the ashtray doe to the onwer before pulling it out, ive found the cables your talking about on the center console and will be cxhecking the voltage on the dim switch right now. Im wondering if i should connect the Red/ blue and Red/ yellow the to anything? thanks for the help though really appreciate itshiro_neko wrote:this wire is connected to all your components that has illumination (gauges, dash switches, glove box etc..) most of them are illuminated by the red/blue(+) and red/yellow(-) except for the ashtray which the negative is connected directly to ground. do you have lights in the ashtray? you should check your illumination control switch too (the switch that dims your gauge lights) you should probe this connections by a voltmeter or 12v light probe to check if current passes through
Thanks, i checked the dim light switch, and all the illumination wires that are behind the stereo and all have power either the key is in or not and when the light switch is on 1st or 2nd thingy. the climate control lights up and also the clock, but as soon as i turn the switch it doesnt light up anymoreshiro_neko wrote:dont mention it, its a learning process for me too.
You only have to connect it to what needs to be illuminated but the connection should still be continuous even if one of these switches are not connected. for example, I can remove the headlight retract switch and still my other switches will light up. you have to find where the connection is broken by probing each switches and harness that uses the red/blue and red/yellow wires
sorry, i ment the interior/exterior light switch. if the switch if on off the clock stays light up, but as soon as i turn it the light turns off. All the red/blue cables stay on and the red. yellow turn on only when i turn the swith for the lights. but at night the only thing that lights up is the climate control unit everything else is dark. i might have to pull the cluster out and check the cables if they are even getting power, but cant it be that it has a bad ground? im sorry if this dont make senceshiro_neko wrote:in what position does it stop illuminating "ACC"? or all? and check which wire is losing current when you turn the switch
THANKS!!!! ill be doing that tomorrow morning i just spent the whole day sanding my whole front end and rattle canning it flat black lol my low low low budget build. i would do it right now but i inhaled a lot of the dust and my whole respatory system in pain lolshiro_neko wrote:yes you should do that. you have to trace where the current stops. you should start at the climate control because its the only one thats getting illumination. bad ground is a possibility. check this grounds M57, M116, M101, M125
Sorry for the late reply, but no i mean like all of it does turn on like the red/blue hot cold thingy, the things that move left and right. they all light up. Well last night i was driving and like 3 houses before i got to mine it deciced to turn on so i got really pissed off lol. I think ill go to pick n' pull to look for that white box. Is there a way to know if it works before buying it?shiro_neko wrote:when you say the climate control lights up you mean the green lights in the buttons not the illustration and temp bars. check the g/r wire connected to your lighting switch harness if its getting power. then turn the light switch and see if the r/l wire is getting power