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  • Glovebox Light Question

    Here's a good question for anyone.

    There was a Glovebox Light option listed, and my 60 has the light bulb.

    But, the glovebox was butchered when it was replaced, and the bulb just hangs in there now. I think that it should have a clip or something to hold it in there.

    Does anyone have this option on their 58-60 and describe, or better yet, post a photo of what it should look like?

    If so, it would be nice for the tech section too.
    Last edited by bcomo; November 9th, 2007, 09:30 AM.
    Bart
    1960 Hard Top/430
    Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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    1960 Thunderbird Glove Box Light

    I happened to take a picture of the glove box light when I disassembled my Golde Top dash a week ago.



    That metal clip around bulb socket unsnaps. I might have it on backwards. I have the diagrams of how it is installed, but not with me. I can get it next week.
    Alexander
    1959 Hard Top
    1960 Golde Top
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    • #3
      What a guy !!!!!!!!!

      Yes, I see that the bulb pushes in the same hole diameter as for instument lights. I can make that bracket.

      Hopefully the instuctions that you have will tell me where the bracket screws in to, and where the hole is made in the glove box or I'll ruin it.

      Thanks very much.
      Bart
      1960 Hard Top/430
      Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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      • #4
        Glove box lights ??!!! You guys must have the deluxe models!!!!
        John Byers
        1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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        • #5
          Alexander:

          Are you able to post the installation instructions yet?

          Thanks
          Bart
          1960 Hard Top/430
          Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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          • #6
            I will do it tonight.
            Alexander
            1959 Hard Top
            1960 Golde Top
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            • #7
              Glove Box Light

              My car had a glove box light when I bought it. The glove box cardboard has a round hole in it for the light to shine through. The bracket attaches to one of the screws that holds the box trim. The bracket and bulb are behind the box and you can only see the bulb through the hole.
              I hope this makes sense, and I hope mine is right!

              Tom Young

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                Alexander
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                • #9
                  tbirdtom:

                  That goes along with the instructions. I think that you're right that the bracket would have to be behind the box because of the trim pieces --as you said.

                  Alexander:

                  Thanks very much for posting the instructions. I wouldn't have figured it out with just a word description.

                  You always seem to pull this stuff out of a hat. Next Halloween, you need to dress up as a Magician.

                  Trunk light is next on my list.
                  Bart
                  1960 Hard Top/430
                  Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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                  • #10
                    That is a pretty cool, and RARE option indeed.
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                    • #11
                      Finished Glove Box Light

                      I installed the new glove box, and installed the glove box light.

                      I made a bracket for the light per the instructions that Alexander sent. The only thing that I changed was to install
                      the bracket screw off of the trim, using a nut plate, instead of using the existing trim screw.

                      Thanks Alexander -- I had no clue as to how this went together if it wasn't for the diagram and your bracket photo.

                      By the way -- Is the glove box arm supposed to have a rubber piece around the rectangular area where it goes into the dash pad??? Or is it just indented like that for no reason?
                      .

                      Last edited by bcomo; December 9th, 2007, 03:51 PM.
                      Bart
                      1960 Hard Top/430
                      Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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                      • #12
                        It turns out I actually have a glove box light! Whomever recovered the dash on my T-bird years ago, upholstered right over the light switch. I reached around behind the glove box and sure enough, there was the light socket dangling down.
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                        • #13
                          Cool find!!!
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                          • #14
                            Yes..... but do you have the ultra-cool lighted ashtrays?
                            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dakota Boy View Post
                              Yes..... but do you have the ultra-cool lighted ashtrays?
                              You serious? I gotta check if I do.
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