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atldude 04-24-2013 09:56 PM

Is this a light bulb plug? Anyone know what it is for?
 
So i was trying to check on the condition of the bulbs in the panel over the steering column and i saw something i've wondered about many times. It is right under the speedometer. Looks like a bulb would plug in it but it might be something else. I wanna say it looks factory here's a pic and any clues would be appreciated.

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/...ps93e45c9b.jpg

atldude 04-24-2013 09:59 PM

Forgot to mention when i first took the dash panel out the black plug i am holding was plugged into the metal/silver gadget (also in pic) that's affixed under the speedometer. Also the metal "thing" has a small window which can barely be noticed on the pic.

Wonder if this could be a dome light for the extra optional buttons right below that. Its a small black pannel.

imstillatwork 04-24-2013 10:24 PM

yes, it is to illuminate the switch panel on the right of the steering column, immediately below that light. Base models do not have any switches here, but just a blank cover. If you cut away the cover, the Carling switches fit almost perfectly.

photo is not mine, but I did the same.

http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/w...0/IMG_2358.jpg

atldude 04-24-2013 10:30 PM

Nice!


Do you happen to know what kind of bulb goes in it? I actually have one switch there that i put myself.

Those in the black panel look great!

atldude 07-10-2013 07:30 PM

Finally remembered to find a bulb from apthe parts store while i was there :)

A Sylvania 37LL 1.3w did the trick. Did not know the housing is tinted greenish lol

rubisean 07-10-2013 07:43 PM

it is a 74 bulb

atldude 07-10-2013 07:50 PM

Ah that's close enough.. the 74 is 1.4w and the shape is nearly identical both fit in nicely


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