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I'm trying to tap into a dimming light power source for my Autometer trans temp gauge I'm installing. I can't get the dang cigar light socket out to tap into those wires. I"m talking about the 12v socket that has a lit ring around it in the center stack.

Any tips to get this thing out without removing the whole dash?

Or I'd be happy to tap into any other source too if you know of one. I was thinking about the dimmer knob itself but it has three wires, one is constant 12v, and the two above it, one of them approaches 12v when fully dimmed and it's near 0v when fully bright, and it's neighboring wire is near 0v when fully dimmed and near .9v when fully bright. So not sure how I would tap into that one.

let me know if you can help thanks
 

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the response was, overwhelming. I ended up just cutting the wires for the cig lighter bulb and using those without pulling the unit. looks like one would have to pull the dash
 
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