Cargo light activation in motion

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Gtnby2
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Vehicle: 2017 f150 5.0

Cargo light activation in motion

Post by Gtnby2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:24 am

Hello all, I'm looking for a way to get the cargo light to work while in motion. It'd be nice to be able to check on the load as I'm moving... 2017 F150XL 5.0
Thanks

Narly1
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Re: Cargo light activation in motion

Post by Narly1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm

Tap into the door switch circuit.

The interior, bed & parking lights come on when the door is opened...

Open circuit = door open, closed circuit = door closed.

Gtnby2
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Re: Cargo light activation in motion

Post by Gtnby2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Narly1 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Tap into the door switch circuit.

The interior, bed & parking lights come on when the door is opened...

Open circuit = door open, closed circuit = door closed.
Thank you.
I thought about that, but I was hoping to do it through programming, not hard wiring lol :)
Is there not a module that controls cargo light function I wonder?

Don Ridley
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Re: Cargo light activation in motion

Post by Don Ridley » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:48 pm

There are no menu options in Forscan or in the IPC (that I have seen) that will turn on the interior lights while in motion. This is probably a safety issue. Here is how I used the door switch/module to turn on the interior lights in my Transit Connect:

https://fordtransitconnectforum.com/top ... ghts-2016/

Gtnby2
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Re: Cargo light activation in motion

Post by Gtnby2 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:54 pm

I can turn on the interior lights... it's the cargo light in the bed that's disabled in motion in my truck.... thank you for the link though, I'll check it out

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