Its real easy. Plus the power and ground you need are right there from the dome light. When I installed mine I fabbed up a bracket that I mounted to the dome light bracket. Once you get the headliner down you will see what I am talking about. Been installed for around 7 years with no issues at all.
when i do larger screen installs i take the headliner down and screw a piece of 1/4 mdf to the bracing that goes across the "ceiling" then put headliner back up screw metal plate into the board and screw screen into plate
this isn't going to help much but all I can say is you deffinitly have a grounding issue. it's been so long since I had my headliner down I think theres an orange wire wich is constant 12v and a black wire that BECOMES ground when the lights turn on so it sounds like you mite of grounded a wire and thats why your lights mite stay on. also I don't have any updated pics I mite be able to find some
just checked and took a picture of the harness for my coat lights which is the same wiring for the dome. . You should have 3 wires for the lights to work properly. 1 power, 1 ground , 1 open ground.
1. power wire = constant power source.
2. Ground wire = ground to any metal bracket above headliner. this ground is so you can turn the lights on with your dimmer switch.
3. Open ground = connects to door pin switches ground. It completes the grounding circuit to turn the lights on when the door is open.
Ill have to check when i get home on the impala. I have dome lights with wiring in my parts box. From the pic you posted it looks like the dome light was on sideways from the crease in the headliner?
Its highly possible it only has 2 wires. Im pretty sure you have to run another ground. Those wires you posted = 1 for constant power, and 1 for the door pin switches. if thats the case then you will only have to run 1 wire for ground and that can be tapped into any metal bracket above the headliner.
Its been many moons since ive had my headliner down and its hard to check it now cuz I have a flipdown installed in the Impala and overhead counsole in my caprice.
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