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Old 04-04-2012, 02:27 PM
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My RAM was also "missing" any lights for the cupholder. I don't have a split seat so my cupholders are just in the console in front of the seat. I did something similar to Hemiblack except i got the one with 4 little blue led lights that stick on and plug into the ac adapter and just stuck them to the console above the cupholder/storage area just below the RAM letters. I pointed two of them down to light up the cupholders, tray storage area and one to each side to light up the floor a bit and then tucked the wires in behind. I plugged them into the ac adapter that works with the key so they go on and off with the key. It does also have an on/off switch. I am sure with some knowhow they could be wired directly if you prefer but I don't even notice the little black wires on my black interior. I wasn't paying $500 for the dealer ambient lighting when all I need is a few $2 led lights. We will see how long they last, got them at Canadian Tire.
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The darn thing reflects off the passenger side glass.
I find it annoying
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the green light from the so called Ash Tray light, reflects off of my passenger window as well
In town it is not too noticable, but get out where there are no other lights, like in the middle of the desert, it becomes a distraction
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I've been down this road before with the flip down cupholder light. Dodge has not installed the Ash Tray Light since after the 2009/2010 model year. By removing the center bezel you can see where the light would fit but I've yet to find the part # for the lamp holder much less the connector lead to power it.

My solution was to mount a side marker socket with #194 bulb from Autozone into the slot where the factory light was located. For power I used the Transfer Case Selector Switch leads which is on the lower left behind the center bezel and connect to the Black/Tan wire (ground) and Orange/Green wire (panel lights driver). Mine is a 2WD so the
connector is just plugged in to a empty socket around where the switch would be located.

This setup works very well and the ash tray lamp will dim with the other interior panel lamps plus gives off good ambient light that is needed in the Express like mine.
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I have a small green light in my overhead consol that does a great job of lighting up my entire center consol and shifter area at night. It provides enough light to see by with out interfering with my night vision.
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Originally Posted by Hemiblack View Post
Here's a couple cell phone pics I just took. Not the greatest but you get the idea.

This is exactly what I did.Only inconvienance is you have to relocate it when you need to fold up the cup holder. But cheap fix.
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The Express model doesn't have the overhead console so the interior cab is very dark when driving at night. The new cupholder light does help though.
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the green light from the so called Ash Tray light, reflects off of my passenger window as well
In town it is not too noticable, but get out where there are no other lights, like in the middle of the desert, it becomes a distraction
A little more research revealed that the reflection in the pass. side glass is not coming directly from the light itself, but it is a reflection off the rectangular chrome bezel around the cup holder/shifter area. I located the area on the bezel and put a small piece of tape there instead of taping the light....no more glass reflection, but I still have use of the light.
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