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I hated that there's so little light in my EG so I set out to find an alternative. Last week I pulled an overhead console out of a Caravan for my Cherokee and while looking for the right one I noticed that some Caravans had a small 2-light module that I thought might work so I went back to the salvage yard and grabbed one. I got it, 2 foot well lights for my Cherokee and some hitch wiring for $10. Not bad! The light is configured so that both lights come on when the door opens and when closed, each light can be turned on individually.

When you go, look for 90's Dodge Caravans. Make sure in addition to the black plastic light you get the metal mounting bracket and at least 6 inches of wire along with the connector out of the roof. There are 2 screws to loosen the bracket, then just cut away the headliner surrounding it. Aside from the 2 screws, the bracket just clamps onto the headliner. In the picture below, I have already bent up the 4 tabs that hold the bracket to the headliner.

Here's the light and bracket:



When you trace the lines onto the headliner be sure the bracket is positioned so that the 2 screw holes line up with the roof support. This will ensure your new light will be mounted solidly. If you mess it up it will still work but won't be as solidly mounted.



Clip the connectors off the existing 2 wires and wire in the new 3 wire connector as follows:

Black --> Ground to original dome light mounting hole
Yellow --> Green/red (-) door switch
Pink --> White/red (+)

You can't see it in this pic, but the black wire is grounded under the screw in the original mounting hole. Also, you will need to unmount the connector from the light housing, lift the reflector and pull the wires from under it then put back the reflector. Otherwise the connector sits up too high and the light housing will not snap in place.


I first cut and peeled away the headliner then started cutting the fiber board backer. It took a while with the blade I used but turned out fine.

After cutting away the fiber board, position the bracket and bend over the tabs to clamp it in place. and drill the screw holes


Screw down the bracket, connect the wires, and snap the light in place! Here's how it looks installed.


I love the extra light!
 

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Very nice, I've kinda wanted to do this to get some map lights cuz they're nice when you drop something
 

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These I use for light in the car at night, courier work....



Normal two sided tape will not stay stuck to the CRX headliner.....this will!

Scotch® Super Strong Exterior Mounting Tape

An industrial strength weather resistant adhesive which permanently adheres objects to interior and exterior surfaces.

Features:
This conformable double sided tape adheres to textured surfaces such as brick and concrete. - Holds items weighing up to 2.3kg - 25.4mm x 1.51m
 

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Very cool, Looks like I found another project to add to the list
 
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