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Dash lights wire color?

Interior and Electrical

  1. shadango

    shadango Well-Known Member

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    Anyone with a 1980 Volare...can you tell me the location and color of the dash lights wire?

    Want to tap into it for a tach and gauge lighting.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. 80mirada

    80mirada Well-Known Member

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    Dash lights should be an orange wire, the ashtray one is the easiest to get to.
     
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  3. shadango

    shadango Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Will try that.
     
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    shadango Well-Known Member

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    Well, seems we dont have an ashtray light so that wont work.... :)
     
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    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    Wire.JPG
    Behind the dash, there will be (or should be) an orange electrical connector looking like this (blue circle):
    wire 2.jpg
    It will have a provision for three bullet style connectors (not sure of exact name).
    It should have two if not all three spots open to use for dash lights.

    There Should be another connector (just like the orange one) under dash that looks like it that is red in color, and that is a good tap for 12 volts (but not sure offhand if switched or full time 12 volts)

    BudW