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Old 04-15-2015, 01:36 PM
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As per the title, how critical is it that the wires on the lights not be cut? I have found the Whelen Dashmiser that I need for the top of my rear window, but the wires are cut on it. I know most of the wiring is going to be hidden by interior panels, so is this that big a deal? Or, just splice on the cigarette lighter plug and off I go?
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:54 PM
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They are super easy to rewire.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:28 AM
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You may want to open it to confirm which is the power and ground wires, if you hook them up reversed it can damage the unit. I hooked one I had up incorrectly and burnt up a resistor on the board and had to desolder it and solder in a new one.
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Good to know. I would like to find a Dashmiser in newer appearing condition, so maybe I will sit back and be more patient. Most of them have different appearing mounting holes that do not match up with the holes in my car.
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