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Old 06-17-2009, 07:56 PM
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Default Dome light

I have finally tryed to put in the dome light, but even if I have a brand new lightswitch, I cannot turn it off.
Anyone who can give me a hint of what I should try?
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A ball peen hammer. Those bulbs are pretty easy to break!!!
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ok . . . sorry... couldn't resist.


Now... to your problem. Your dome light can come on for 3 reasons:
* either door is open and thus their switch is engaged

* the switch portion of the headlight switch is On. This is normally done by rotating the knob (you doubtless know this).You said your switch was New so I will guess maybe you got the lead for the Dome Light on the wrong post ??

In the Technical Resources Library I put an article about headlight switch repair. Included is info about what post goes to what and does what. Maybe that would help.

See Part 3 Wiring Information

http://users.wpi.edu/~goulet/TBird/H...%20Repairs.htm

I trust the socket and bracket fit ok - the one I fabricated?? John

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* either door is open .....

Do I feel stupid, or do I feel stupid?


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I trust the socket and bracket fit ok - the one I fabricated?? John
Fits nice, and works flawless. Since I closed the door that is............
Again John, H U G H E thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Funniest thing I have heard all day!!!

Glad you are all set and I could be of a little help!!

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Last night I had installed a new carb on mine. Hooked up a little jumper wire on the starter solenoid so I could flush the gas. I hooked up the fuel line next and cranked it over and over. Was very disappointed that it did not start like in the instruction video that came with it. Then it occurred to me: turn the key on!
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I once (recently) installed the distributor cap ...without the rotor.

Dang thing wouldn't start or run worth a crap.

After I installed the rotor, it solved my problem

I also tried to start it without the battery cables being hooked up. It didn't work that way either. I bet I turned the key 4 or 5 times and studied the back fo the ignition switch over and over...just couldn't see what the problem was.

Then I figured out that many of my auto problems are caused by "user error".

welcome to the club.
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This is like calling for computer tech support and the first thing they ask is if it is plugged it. Most of us get offended but I have learned in this life that stupid attacks randomly or as it commonly known brain farts happen at some of the most inopportune times.
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When we´re into it...
I have tryed to start the car quite a few times, with the gear selector in drive, wondering why the car is dead....
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or conversely gotten into a standard shift car, with it in gear, hit the key and almost got tossed into the back seat. (some of those starter motors have a ******* lot of torque!)
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