3500 159wb extended
I have been working on converting the built in courtesy lights to LED 23mm bolt lights. The problem if you hook it directly to the courtesy light wires is they never turned completely off and glow very dimly when shut off. The solution is to add a 1k ohm 3 watt resistor in parallel. As shown in the photo. Wired like the photo above the LED courtesy light will turn on when the door is open or closed and then after a short time out dim and then turn completely off. It should be possible to add a single pole double throw switch to replicate the standard function of the courtesy light. Switch One Direction and light would always be on until time out. Switch the other direction and light will function when doors open and close. Switch in the off position and light will never work.