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Bigger Dome Light Mod?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Vincent, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Vincent

    Vincent [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i went to pep boys and bought a dome light that is slightly bigger than one meant for the 01-04 trucks..i think 3175. (correct me if im wrong)
    so i tweaked the supports inside the dome light housing and made it fit perfectly.....the only problem is that it only gets bright when i turn the map lights on...when it's left off, it flickers...i ended up touching the metal with the screw driver and blew out a fuse. i replaced the fuse. put back the stock dome light and everything works fine now.
    oh yeah, the radio, clock, map lights, and headlights all went out.:( i got scared for a second.

    if done correctly, can i actually make this bigger dome light work without blowing any more fuses.. like replacing the dome light fuse with a bigger amp?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Is it worth the hassel, I mean is the increase in light marginal? Have you looked into LED replacements for the stock bulb, that might prove to be a better result for you.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Vincent

    Vincent [OP] Well-Known Member

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    this dome light was an LED..increase was brighter. but only when the map light were on. otherwise, it just flickered. i want to know how to fix this..
    funds are going to an HID kit..
     
  4. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    Jester243

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    Hmmm... I got nothin
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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