This is something I've just noticed on my 9 month old '04 Chevy 1500 Z71
Avalanche...there's no floor lighting on either side! Dome courtesy lights
and door marker lights come on when door is open, but no floor lighting? Any
Avalanche owners out there who can tell me if this is normal or if I've got
burned out/ missing bulbs or a fuse for the floor lights?
Those were removed from 03 to 04. If you look under the dash right next to
the kick panels you can see the little metal bracket with the + shaped hole
where the bulb socket mounts. You can buy the bulb sockets and add it back
in. In the electrical center on the floor, plug C10 pins B and C, or the
large plug on the back pin B10 is the courtesy lamp bus. I used the one on
the back and followed the wiring up into the dash to make it look neat and
keep C10 B and C open for if I want to add lights to the back doors. You
will need one .280 female metripack pin, you can get a NAPA Part # 725157
and clip the licking tang off as its not needed since the plug housings
have the locking tang. Unplug the plugs on the front then if you want to
plug into the back there are two tabs that you push to release and it
swings out on the two pins at the bottom and then you can lift it out.
Then unbolt the center and unplug. Release the blue secondary lock and
slide it out then crimp your pin on a wire and plug it in making sure it
locks, put the blue secondary back in and plug back on.
Disconnect the battery first of course, and sometimes when I disconnect my
battery for electrical mods the climate control seems to forget the blend
door positions and will blow one side the wrong temperature and a couple
engine run/stop cycles it figures it out again.
Thanks for the detailed response.....it kind of ticks me off that they
delete this kind of thing to save a couple of bucks on a $40,000+ vehicle.
Where I live this time of year the sun goes down at 4:20 and rises at
8:45....the truck floor is pitch dark if you drop something. I have to use a
flashlight to see it! And although your instructions are pretty clear, it
sounds like a pain to hook up the lights that should have been there in the
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