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- 05-19-11 12:40 AM #1
Dimming-to-off interior courtesy lamps?
Is there any way I can mod the interior courtesy lamps to slowly dim and turn off after the door is shut?
As far as I can tell from the schematics the manual lamp operating switch and door courtesy lights are controlled by different relays. Adding a capacitor or some sort of device would do the work? I am just having lots of ideas here.
Always thought that the dimming lights are cool.
Any help would be appreciated.
- 07-16-11 02:38 PM #2Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 1993 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
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- Jul 2011
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Re: Dimming-to-off interior courtesy lamps?
Capacitors are devices that charge up on a ramp curve, then discharge all at once. Think about the charging circuits on a photo-strobe or a stun-gun. Those are capacitive discharge devices. You're talking about adding resistance until off. I'd have to think on it and I have more pressing concerns at the moment -- like getting back out in the heat and putting my dimmer switch in. Gah!
Sorry, can't give you the answer you want.