Originally Posted by mattmosman
Hoping to get some help from you electrical gurus.
I removed the rear thin lite on the interior penthose roof. What I was left with was these two wires (see attached pic).
- I assume one is the hot wire and the other is neutral?
- Any spefications on the light I will replace it with or will any old light work?
- An unrelated question....the front thin lite is not working. I can't recall if this has always been the case or it stopped working when I removed the rear one. Would removing the rear light affect the function of the front?
- Would the removal of the rear thin lite in any way drain the battery or affect it's ability to charge?
Thanks in advance for the advice/help
I've been using Thin-Lite fixtures since the early 90's---they've come a long long way.
Using a test light or DMM check for which wire has full time power or is powered up when a switch is actuated.
Drop the non-working fixture and check for power there too--tough knowing if the two are tied together where removing one breaks a circuit. Did your vehicle come with any sort of schematic(s)?
If the removed fixture's wires are properly capped off or otherwise protected from contacting a metal surface and creating a short circuit them being gone shouldn't affect anything.