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Old 03-25-2017, 11:16 AM
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fuse box question

I have purchased a new after market gauge cluster for my dent. I plan to clamp it on the bottom of the metal dash flange so as not to drill any holes. Call me crazy but that is just the way I am.... But It comes with lights so I can see the readings while driving at night. I have looked at on line images of fuse blocks for trucks of my vintage but none show a fuse for the head or tail lights that I could use for power. Does anybody know if there is a fuse for headlights for a 1973 Dent and where it is located? Just about everything else comes on when the key is turned on. Would like the gauge lights to come on only at night.

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Old 03-25-2017, 12:08 PM
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I wired mine into the dash lights so they would come on and dim or brighten up with the dash lights.
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Hey Bandit, that's a good idea. Did you tap into the fuse box itself or somewhere along the line out? THX!!
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I located the line feeding the dash lights and soldered into that with a connector so that nothing had to be cut if I needed to take them out for some reason.

Sorry but I managed to forget to take pictures of the wiring for it.
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Awesome!! Thank you for the reply. I will take a look under there and see what I can find. Donald.
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