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still no help huh? -darn-

I look at mine and try to figure out where it is supposed to go, and how it is supposed to work.

Got fed up one day and built my own
one lever actuated switch and a little metal bracket and presto, instant trunk lights.

-hint, I used two "licence plate lamps" to do the lighting. cheap and sharp looking.

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Jody,

The light socket is mounted in one of the cut out areas on the bottom side of the lid near the lock. It uses a small sheetmetal bolt. The wire is fished through the cutouts in the lid and exits near the driver side hinge.

Look under the driver side hinge area for the body wiring harness. There should be a plug for the trunk light there.

Some cars have the trunk light wired into the parking lights. In that case, the wire is run down and plugs into the license plate light. If doing it this way, the trunk light will only work when the parking lights are on.

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Since Jody has a '71, the power would come from the factory pig tail found by the driver's side trunk hinge. (should be an orange wire with a black connector).

A factory assembly manual would have this and other "little option" details. I'd highly recommend you get one. It was well worth the money for me and can be purchased thru virtually every restoration supplier.
 

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Thanks thats what thought about the drivers hinge and the cutout.

I have all new harnesses so I know where it plugs into that wasn't the question. I just wanted some reassurance it went thru the trunk paneland down the hinge.

I also have the factory manual. It has diagrams for courtesy lights, hood lamps, console, etc... but I could not find the routing of the trunk lamp... looked thru it 20 times...I agree its a valuable tool just esoteric sometimes... I couldn't have done this complete frame off without it or the service/overhaul, and body manual.


JODY
 
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