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Old 03-13-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hi. Was just curious if anyone has rigged up any map lights in the cab area of your Berks?
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Yep. Was made after they stopped them. I have some pictures in my gallery of them of you're interested.

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Can you post a link to your gallery? Can't seem to find it.
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Can you post a link to your gallery? Can't seem to find it.
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I have map lights in my Berk.... It came with them....
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #6
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I had them in my '08 also. Seems they stopped installing them in the past 2 years.
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Map Light Mod

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Can you post a link to your gallery? Can't seem to find it.
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Sorry about that, responding from a phone doesn't always work so well. My '13 was built after they stopped offering the light. This was actually the first request by my wife. We do a fair amount of late fall and early winter travel where most of the driving is after dark. She found it impossible to do any craft work in her seat because there was no light before this mod. I use the drivers side light so that I can see the thermometer read out I added to the dashboard.

Here are a couple of links to my photos. The first is the light I installed, the second is the switch for the drivers side.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...icture9404.jpg

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...icture9400.jpg

The switch to the right of the HVAC operates the light. I decided not to wire it into the dash light dimmer because I didn't think I would find it useful. I placed the passenger side light in the same position and added a row of switches below the ones used for controlling the front shade on the right hand console. I purchased the same black bezel as the shade switches from FR through my dealer. I'll take some pictures of that this weekend and add them to the album along with some other stuff I've changed.

The actual switches used by FR are Carlon Contura IV. I was able to purchase these Carlon switches from Grainger significantly cheaper and decided that I was not as concerned about matching the OEM appearance. The hole size for either is the same.

Somewhere in another post, someone suggested that the wiring may still be in the coach for the original maps lights FR had. I didn't find any "extra" wiring in mine and as best I can tell, FR doesn't use a lot of purchased wiring assemblies in their production. Most appeared to be run "ad hoc" depending on the options on the coach.

Let me know if you have any further questions.
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Hate to be a pain but your links don't work. No picture comes up. Could you repost the link?
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No problem. Obviously my album in the forums isn't open to public viewing. I'll work on that. Here are the 2 pictures:
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Nice job. Looks great- Thanks
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