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This topic was brought up in the "What problems with the caliber have ya'll had" thread.

I would like to know how to light-up ALL those power-window-switches. It's a major pain to fumble for the switches in the dark... and more especially the power-lock-buttons!!!

And can the power-lock-buttons be lit???

Anyone know if and how it can be done? I'd really like to have those buttons and switches lit-up (can't believe that they are not... and on the STX).
 

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Yeah..they should be..


Uh..rip apart the door and stick some lightbulbs in? :D:D
 

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Yeah, I could put several of those little AAA-battery-Mag lights in there:D
 

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You need to be the first. If one is lit up, then they probably all have the translucent part to let light shine thru. You just need to start ripping stuff apart. Get some 12v LEDs and wire them up. Then you can take lots of pics, put up a how-to, and all of your Caliber buddies will love you.
 

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Haha....for sure! :D
 

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Yeah I'm afraid. Last time I put a radio in one of my cars I broke the dash in half... stupid thing (it required some patented screwdriver that I was not allowed to purchase)! So I simply glue the entire dash back with LiquidNails... I'd like to see the persons face who attempts to remove it, HAH HAH HAH!

After I finish licensing and registering the car I'll start doing some mods.
 

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dommo_g said:
You need to be the first. If one is lit up, then they probably all have the translucent part to let light shine thru. You just need to start ripping stuff apart. Get some 12v LEDs and wire them up. Then you can take lots of pics, put up a how-to, and all of your Caliber buddies will love you.
Yes, all 4 switches (on drivers door) have the translucent part to let the light shine thru (see photo). That's why I asked on the other thread if all 4 are supposed to light up! Why have a lamp cover where there is no lamp!?!!?

 

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Yes, all 4 switches (on drivers door) have the translucent part to let the light shine thru (see photo). That's why I asked on the other thread if all 4 are supposed to light up! Why have a lamp cover where there is no lamp!?!!?
I was on EBAY the other day doing a Caliber search to see what's out there and I ran across an item for a Dodge Caliber Service Repair Manual. I think that this is what a savvy electrical person is going to need to search out how to put lights in each of the other three window toggles. Anyway, I think that it's a good book, but I don't know about the price and shipping cost. Can this product be purchased otherwise, and what would be the cost??? I'm still a bit leary on the item since I do not have a Caliber yet. Soon, soon, soon.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Dodge-Caliber-Service-Repair-Manual-2007-07_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34218QQitemZ8053582605QQrdZ1

EBay Item number: 8053582605

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Perhaps that only one light is lighting up is a defect??? Maybe this should be fixed!
 

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Maybe...doubt it though, I thought a few people were confirming that..
 

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All four switches come from the same bin. They're all supposed to have the translucent bit on them. The "AUTO" is stenciled on later. Yes, you should be able to light all four of them. Get a four way splitter and splice it into the wire the single LED is connected to. Then connect four small LEDs to the wires and run them into the switches. That will give you all four switches lit up. This is also the same way you change the color of the switch.
 

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Advance Auto has a 4 pack of LEDs with 2 ft or so leads and resistors built in. You can get white, or change the color of your switches. They're less than 10 bucks for the pack.
 

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I doubt that lighting up window switches is gonna void the warranty..:D
 

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Considering the LEDs last far longer than the warrenty, I don't think you'll have an issue.
 

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Yeah, I agree :D


Of course they could be like: "Sir, I see you have illuminated the power window switches. That is a major no-no, I am going to have to shoot you now."


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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that if you replace the LEDs, it won't void the warrenty unless your tampering makes them not work. o_O

Is that right?
 

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Silverfox said:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that if you replace the LEDs, it won't void the warrenty unless your tampering makes them not work. o_O

Is that right?
I'd like to know, because I'm about to work with it and make all those little switches light up. And am going to see if I can get the rear-window switches to light as well (how???).
 
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