Hmm, I know what you mean about wiring diagrams. Did you think about just meeting it at the fuse box? I imagine that you can do it this way with a lot less hassle.
Should I try to get to the back of the knob from below, or do I have to pull the knob? And, once I'm in there, do I want to connect the red/black wire to the gauges, or the red one? From the looks of Helm's, the dimmer is a three prong switch, with a ground (black), a wire coming from the under-dash fuse box from the battery (red/black), and a wire that comes from (from?) the gauges. I can't tell which one I want to power the gauge lights. The gauges are already grounded, so I just need a power wire that is controlled (dimmed) by the dimmer knob. Thanks for the help/info, guys!cryogen97 said:at the dimmer knob. Very easy to get to.
LOL, that's pretty funny, since I did the same thing exactly, and my gauges did the same thing exactly. Dash lights up, gauge lights down, then vice-versa! I wonder why...teg94ls said:i wanted to do the same thing so i hooked it up to the knob but when i did it it worked in opposite way as the dash. when the dash was brite the gauge was dim and when i turn the dash down the guage got brite so i hooked it up right to the batt. and kept it at that.
Yea, I think that's what I'm going to have to do.cryogen97 said:I like the independant brightness control better.
You are completely right about the three leads. The color options that Honda used to mark the wiring diagram were just misleading, but the mistake was completely my fault. I'm going back in to swap the wiring around based on the comments of others (which agree with yours) and we'll see if that does it. THanks again guys!Naoki said:I think your lights dimmed oposite because you hooked up the wrong lead. A rheostat (the dimmer switch) has three leads, live and two grounds. When the knob is turned one way, the power on one ground goes up, and the second goes down. The opposite happens when the knob is turned the other way.
I'm pretty sure this is the case, but I'm not absolutely sure if the dimmer is a rheostat, but I think that's most likely the case. Though it's kinda odd three of you all did the same thing (no offence).