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Old 11 Oct 2014, 12:01 pm
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Default ADVICE PLEASE: Where's Best Place to Tap Into Dash Light Circuit?

On my 2005 GT, I have installed the highly prized 2001 lighted door lock switches and the additional wires for the lights have been run into the dash. I'm sure I can find a multitude of placed to tap into the dash light circuit to power the lighted switches. But if there is an easy and ideal location, I would love to know about it.

I've already gotten the "premium" OEM door speakers installed along with the lighted lock switches and wires. I plan to solder in the wires to a dash light circuit in about an hour right after I grab a sandwich and the rain lightens ups. So please give me your advice soon.

And as always, your advice is appreciated even if it is terrible.

PS: The 2001-2002 OEM premium door speakers sound MUCH better than he plastic-framed sham speakers that came in my 2005 GT. These premium speakers are perfect for the stock stereo head. And I can once again feel the bass on my legs the way I could in my 2001 Limited.
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Old 11 Oct 2014, 01:26 pm
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That is a very good question. You may want to consider connecting it to the wires going to the head lights instead. There are pros and cons to this idea but I like to stay away from sensitive electronic circuits.

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Old 11 Oct 2014, 02:11 pm
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You could tap into the top 2 power window switch lights...1 door per switch.
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Old 11 Oct 2014, 02:57 pm
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Default Re: ADVICE PLEASE: Where's Best Place to Tap Into Dash Light Circuit?

Thanks for the suggestions.

I decided to tap in at the light for the Track Control. It was fairly convenient and easy to get to.




And it works great.

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