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Old 03-31-2020, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default Where does a 32 dome light hook into harness

The question is for a 5 Window model B. I have an early and a late wiring diagram. The early one does not show the dome light. The late one shows the dome light hooked to a fuse box. I replaced my harness, but did not see anything that looked like the dome wire. That being said, the dome light has not worked since I have owned it.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:22 AM   #2
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It's the same as an early V8. If you have the early B wiring harness there should be a black wire with a blue tracer coming out of the harness to connect to the long wire of the same colors coming down the right side A pillar for the dome lamp. The other end of that wire is routed to the battery side of the ammeter.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:43 AM   #3
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Looks like I am missing that one. Oh wait. I think I do have that. I assumed it went to the dash light. Hmm, can I split that to send one to the dash light and one to the dome light? I am working with a harness that came with the car so it may have not been ordered for both.
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:17 PM   #4
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It serves both on an early four that has no dash light switch.
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:43 AM   #5
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OK do these only work with the Headlights on? When I turn my headlights on, both the dash and dome com on and neither switch will turn them off. A short in both switches?
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:24 AM   #6
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David, I had a 1930 Model A standard coupe. It had NO dome light. Is it possible that the standard versions of '32's had the same feature? (Or lack thereof)
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:29 AM   #7
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Dash lights come on with the headlight switch in any position except off. Black/Blue wire goes to the RH door B pillar dome light switch and then to the dome light. If the dome light will not turn off with the pillar switch the wires on the rear of the switch could be touching each other.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:40 AM   #8
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Jim,

As Terry indicates, if the switch is inoperative, either wires at the switch are touching or you have a faulty switch.


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All of the North American '32 standard model closed cars came equipped with a dome lamp (except the sport coupe).
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Old 06-16-2020, 10:03 AM   #9
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Does the diagram help you any? Not sure why, but 4 cyl diagram does not seem to show the dome light wiring. The v8 diagram shows it wired into the amp meter.
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Old 06-16-2020, 10:36 AM   #10
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Jim has the book and therefore has all four '32 LHD wiring diagrams (pages A-15-2,3,4,and 5). He needs to follow the advice given in #2 and #7 above.
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Jim has the book and therefore has all four '32 LHD wiring diagrams (pages A-15-2,3,4,and 5). He needs to follow the advice given in #2 and #7 above.
Thanks David. Any idea why the dome light is not shown on the 4 cyl diagram?
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:39 PM   #12
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As all of the applicable four-cylinder closed cars I've encountered, early, mid-year, and late, have had dome lamps just like their V8 siblings and I've never noticed any reference to it being added as a running change, likely it is an oversight in both the phantom view and the diagram or the phantom view and diagram were created before Job#1 final sign off on production vehicle content.
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I have noticed a lot of the wiring diagrams are marginal as far as being 100% correct. They appear to be more of a guide line.
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:09 PM   #14
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I did follow the advice in two and 4. I created a Y extension off the Blue Black wire. So if it is all working correct, the dome light can only be turned on if the headlight or parking lights are on? OK I did not realize that. Thanks Dave. Had it out for a long drive and a good wash and wax last week. On to the rumble seat problems.....LOL.
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If it is wired to the battery side of the ammeter as I suggested in #4 and shown in JSeery's second wiring diagram which is also in the book (like a V8), the dome lamp is independent of the rest of the lighting system and can be operated with or without the head lamps.
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Guess I should have made a point of that when I posted the diagrams. Thought it was obvious, but I am accustom to reading wiring diagrams.
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I guess some of us are more dense than others. I was focused on the Blue Black wire and missed the reference to the battery side of the ammeter. Number 2 is the confusing part to me which said they were wired together.

I have a blue black wire coming from my harness that originates in the light cluster. In rereading everything. The Blue/black from the dome light goes to the battery side of the Amp meter, the dash light hooks into the blue/black with the lights. Also seems like I need to trouble shoot the dome light switch. right?
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Right.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:42 PM   #19
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David..... thank you for your patience! It take me a while sometimes.
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Jim,


You're most welcome.


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