The factory door switches switch the ground for the interior lights, I am rewireing the whole car and was wondering if it was smarter to switch the power instead. Then the bulbs and sockets aren't "energized" all the time. What have you guys been doing? Originality isn't a concern for me just safety.
The switches are made to allow electrical connection directly to ground when the doors are open, so you would either need to add a relay that is controlled by grounding or find a different style switch that has 2 wires and does not connect to ground.
But the circuit is fused, there should be no safety concerns, its a simple system with simple protection.
Good points, I was just getting confused, because the wiring diagram for my new harness has it switching the +, it's easy enough to stay the stock way, I ordered the factory replacemant door switches anyway. I just remember getting zapped when I put in my dome light bulb in, now that I have a new fuse box it will be easier to pull the fuse next time.