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So I've had the AMP Powersteps for awhile. I got the light kit with them as well but never took the time to install it until today.

The steps have worked flawlessly for months. I installed the light kit, per the instructions, followed them to a T. I thought it was super easy until I plugged the plug back into the harness. I opened and closed every door about 9,000 times hoping the lights would come on, checked every wire, . Nothing. The steps work fine though.

This is how it's set up. Maybe I'm forgetting something. Used the big posi-tap to tap the black wire from the wiring into the black wire on the plug. Removed the white stop from the plug, inserted the red wire, (this is the only thing I can think of as to why they're not working. I checked to make sure the red wire was in the plug far enough 3-4 times. I will check it again tomorrow). Ran the 2 strips down their respective sides. Crimped the end of the red wire to the red wire on the light, and crimped the end of the black wire to the black wire on the light. On the front light I used the posi-tap to tap the red wire from the light, into the red wire on the strip. I used another posi-tap to tap the black wire from the light, into the black wire on the strip. Repeated the same thing on the other side.

Anyone who has installed these have a guess as to why they're not working?
 

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So I've had the AMP Powersteps for awhile. I got the light kit with them as well but never took the time to install it until today.

The steps have worked flawlessly for months. I installed the light kit, per the instructions, followed them to a T. I thought it was super easy until I plugged the plug back into the harness. I opened and closed every door about 9,000 times hoping the lights would come on, checked every wire, . Nothing. The steps work fine though.

This is how it's set up. Maybe I'm forgetting something. Used the big posi-tap to tap the black wire from the wiring into the black wire on the plug. Removed the white stop from the plug, inserted the red wire, (this is the only thing I can think of as to why they're not working. I checked to make sure the red wire was in the plug far enough 3-4 times. I will check it again tomorrow). Ran the 2 strips down their respective sides. Crimped the end of the red wire to the red wire on the light, and crimped the end of the black wire to the black wire on the light. On the front light I used the posi-tap to tap the red wire from the light, into the red wire on the strip. I used another posi-tap to tap the black wire from the light, into the black wire on the strip. Repeated the same thing on the other side.

Anyone who has installed these have a guess as to why they're not working?
I had the same problem. steps worked but lights didn't. I called amp and they assured me something was not rt somewhere so i started with the big posi in the engine bay and then the middle plug. I noticed it was not in far enough so I had to take some needle nose pliars and push it until I could see that it looked like the others from the back side which then I had both rear lights come on but not the frt 2. Then they had me check to make sure the posi taps had a good bite there. I did the red on one side a few times and bam it came on. so I did the other and nothing. I called him and told him i kept trying to get it to bite better but the wire was becoming riddled with holes and then it dawned on me that I didn't even try the black wire. I redo the posi for the black and wha la....all lights are working. so for me it was the middle red one on the harness where you pull the white plug and the posi taps both red and black on both sides.
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That's exactly what I'm assuming, the red plug isn't in far enough to make a connection. I'll give it a try when I get home.

Awesome thanks man!
 

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That's exactly what I'm assuming, the red plug isn't in far enough to make a connection. I'll give it a try when I get home.

Awesome thanks man!
no prob. its def. a good start. the guys at amp said you shouldn't be able to pull it back out so I got to looking at the back and noticed all the other pins in there were all the way back. Even with the needle nose, it was tough b/c the wire kept bending. Good luck, hope you get them working. Its def. a nice addition.
 
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