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Old 01-13-2016, 04:36 PM   #1
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Interior Lighting

I would love to have the interior overhead lights connected directly to the battery on my Thomas HDX. Unfortunately, they currently go through the ignition switch.

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for that switch menagerie on the driver's panel where I can disconnect the lights from the ignition switch to wire them directly?

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Old 01-13-2016, 07:11 PM   #2
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I have mine on a 3 way switch, on\off\on , one side is to the ignition, key on to work, and the other side of the switch is to my house battery . If you want to just have the lights off your start battery, pull out your switch, use a test light and find which wire is ''hot'' with the key on, you will have to disconnect it, and take that wire or make a new one and find something that is ''hot' with the key off, there is lots of spots in the system to tap into ie; the solenoid that powers the flashing lights , or run a wire to the battery. Just remember that you can kill your start battery and leave you stranded.
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CaptSquid, on your bus on the passengers side in the front is your fuse box, you could run a wire directly off the battery cable there to the switch (with an inline fuse) and wire it up that way.
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:16 PM   #4
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I've already done that with my LED light strips. I'm talking of the overhead incandescent lamps that are built in.
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