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    The pink wire is the dimmed earth. The Patrol dimmer switch switches earth. With only one wire for lighting your not really able to have the dimmer function for your gauges in a Patrol.

    If you connected it to the pink wire, the lights will dim opposite to your dash lights...... ie

    Dash lights on full brightness - gauges low brightness

    Dash lights on low brightness - gauges on full brightness

    Switch halve way they will be about the same.

    The blue with the black is the dash light power, this will turn the lights on and off with the headlight switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    The pink wire is the dimmed earth. The Patrol dimmer switch switches earth. With only one wire for lighting your not really able to have the dimmer function for your gauges in a Patrol.

    If you connected it to the pink wire, the lights will dim opposite to your dash lights...... ie

    Dash lights on full brightness - gauges low brightness

    Dash lights on low brightness - gauges on full brightness

    Switch halve way they will be about the same.

    The blue with the black is the dash light power, this will turn the lights on and off with the headlight switch.
    Thanks Yendor,

    That explains what happened with my old patrol. I had the reverse dimmer thing happening and in the end I just had them on when the lights were on with no dim function.

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    Thanks Yendor-Dimmer Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    Yes they are screwed in. If you put your hand up from under you should be able to disconnect the plug from the back of the dimmer switch and get access to the wires.

    If you want you gauge lights to dim with the dimmer switch, connect then across the blue with a black trace wire and pink wire.

    If you want them to come on full brightness regardless of dimmer switch position, connect them across the blue with a black trace wire and black wire.
    Yendor, your post dates back a bit but did it for me. Have been seeking advice for 3xVDO gauges hook up to utilize dimmer (variation) illumination control. Did some more goggling and found your post. Worked well Thanks heaps and will connect the three gauge globes up in parallel.
    2008 GU WAG ST Manual CRD - To do the job

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