Help, problems now after I got diodes wired up in 06 Wrangler
1st of all I have a 2006 Wrangler Sport, auto and hard top.
I installed 4 Roadmaster diodes inline with the rear tail lights yesterday. I spliced into the wires where the harness runs below the drivers door sill. The brown w/red stripe went to the right stop/turn, the dark green w/red stripe went to the left stop/turn and I found 2 white w/yellow stripes that went to the tail lights. I wired these up per the instructions. But now after I have the diodes hooked up, the dash lights, shifter light, etc.. don't work. I've checked every fuse that I could think would have anything to do with lights expecially the one for the instrument lights. All are good. The little rotator switch on the turn signal arm will still turn on the dome lights but no instrument lights.
I checked the wires going to the diodes and of the 2 white w/yellow striped wires that both were hot when I turned on the lights and not when I turned the lights off, Now only 1 is hot. The other there is no power.
You can take the one that is hot coming from the dash and hook it to ether of the 2 that go to the rear and the tail lights work ether way.
I also hooked both the white wires back the way they were before I installed the diodes. They must loop back around from the rear because now my dash lights work. When unhooked, one is hot, one is not. But hook the hot one up and then the other loose one coming from the back of the wrangler is hot.
Now I'm lost as to how to wire in the diodes because since they loop back around to feed my dash lights, when I hook up my motorhome and turn it's lights on, the diode will prevent the power from feeding back into the one hot lead but if it just loops back anyway there's no way to stop it.
Any ideas?? Why does it just loop back around? Can I just connect both that come from the front and add in a wire to make a "Y". Then hook that Y up to the diode that way? If that's the case, then I only need 3 diodes and not 4.