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This has been a work in progress. Originally I had no interior lights or taillights(fuse 10 is fine) and I now have my tail lights working by fixing the harness above the inside fuse box. I'm still missing my interior lights but I have a theory.

In my aftermarket stereo ( which was already installed ) there isn't a option to connect to the cars dimmer, so the wire isnt connected to anything.

It's not an open wire but the pin in the harness isn't meeting another pin.

Could this be affecting my lights?
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Re: complex electric problem

Try and connect it and see.
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Re: complex electric problem

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This has been a work in progress. Originally I had no interior lights or taillights(fuse 10 is fine) and I now have my tail lights working by fixing the harness above the inside fuse box. I'm still missing my interior lights but I have a theory.

In my aftermarket stereo ( which was already installed ) there isn't a option to connect to the cars dimmer, so the wire isnt connected to anything.

It's not an open wire but the pin in the harness isn't meeting another pin.

Could this be affecting my lights?
It won't do anything.

Every aftermarket stereo system has that wire.... all it does is dim's your stereo unit when you turn your headlights on.

Check your grounds around the stereo and under the dash.
Check the door switches to make sure they are screwed in AND plugged in. These are the little rubber "push buttons" in the door jam. The rubber is just a cover.
Check your bulbs if you've not already.

Is your dome light even plugged in?

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Try and connect it and see.
You've never installed an aftermarket stereo have you...
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Re: complex electric problem

Yes. It comes on if I manually turn it on or if I open drivers door. Not passenger door. However if I unlock passenger door it comes on for a second
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Oh and the pin is from the car. the stereo doesn't have the corresponding wire. It's the red/black wire. So that's what made me think it was connected
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Sounds like you might have a short or partially broken wire if you open the passenger door and the light comes on for a second.

When I said connect it I was talking about the pins not the radio.
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Re: complex electric problem

Ok and its when I unlock passenger door with the key. Never when I open it. Any suggestions on where to look for the wire? I've looked at the wiring diagrams but its hard to see where the wires are lol
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Passenger door switch is broken, so that explains the light. Lol
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Oh another thing I forgot to mention. When the light switch is off my auto-transmission lights are on. When light switch is on they turn off. Any ideas on that?
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Oh another thing I forgot to mention. When the light switch is off my auto-transmission lights are on. When light switch is on they turn off. Any ideas on that?

The light switch for your dome and interior lighting? Do all the other functions work properly? If it was anything else I would say that maybe it's wired backwards-the switch.
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Re: complex electric problem

When The headlights switch is on the light on the speedometer that indicates what gear you are in is not lighted up. However when the headlight switch is off it works as it should.
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Re: complex electric problem

It's highly possible that something is wired wrong. The previous owner installed the reverse glow gauges and the stereo. I rewired the stereo because connections were loose and other than what I mentioned earlier everything should be all right. And the gauges are plugged into the fuse box.
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Re: complex electric problem

Ah crap. Did you take apart the dash and undo the install? If the VSS is not connected correctly, you'll get all types of mayhem. If you didnt repair it yet, do so. Members got the reverse gauges working, some didn't. It like a 60% hit miss rate. Let us know.
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Re: complex electric problem

I'm sorry I don't know a whole lot outside of what I've learned. Lol. And isn't it kind of just plug and play? I didn't know you had to do any wiring for the gauges. (Outside of the power source)
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Vss is the speed sensor lol. Thanks Google. Anyway I didn't know you have to mess with the wiring for it. All the clusters work, and the gauges are lit up. But needles aren't and like i said about the transmission position.
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So I checked the passenger control unit and the plug for the wires had something like oil on them? I'll have to get in there and look better later but the wires were in the harness all the way. Idk if any pins are bent on the other side
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