Wire in trunk lid...

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Re: Wire in trunk lid...

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Post by pellets4fuel » 02 Oct 2019, 05:32

Randy brings up a very good point. Check that Scott. It may not be going out. Mine turns off with the trunk lid about 1/2 way down maybe. At any rate make sure it goes off. I can't imagine why anyone would unhook it unless they snagged the wire some how continuously putting stuff in and out of the trunk, or perhaps were at sometime having a battery drainage problem and thought that light was the culprit.
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Re: Wire in trunk lid...

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Post by ssava » 02 Oct 2019, 13:29

Yikes! Good point!
I checked it out...and the light stopped working.
Weird.
We'll look into it this weekend.
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Re: Wire in trunk lid...

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Post by CATHOUSE » 02 Oct 2019, 18:44

Since the wire runs through the webbing on the underside of the trunk lid it is also possible that the wire has rubbed on an edge and now has a bare spot causing it to short out.

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Re: Wire in trunk lid...

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Post by DieselD » 03 Oct 2019, 08:38

On mine the wire broke off at the light itself. Took a little bit of creativity to repair it to get it working again since that part really doesn't come apart at all but I was able to save it
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Post by 67427GT500 » 03 Oct 2019, 15:05

There is a mercury switch in the lamps. Usually they work or don't. The glass tube the mercury gets broken from rough handing during the bulb installation. With that said, the hood and trunk lamps are now reproduced. You could buy a replacement and steal the mercury switch from a new one if it fails to go off or is broken.
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Re: Wire in trunk lid...

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Post by ssava » 04 Oct 2019, 17:25

Thanks all!
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