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Offline lostark98

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Trunk light question
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:23:26 PM »
The trunk light in my GS is working - I just can't figure out how to shut it off! Is there supposed to be a switch somewhere? (I'm sure I can rig one, but would love to have the right part if it exists.)
Thanks!
Ken

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Offline Mark Ascher

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Re: Trunk light question
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 10:32:58 PM »
Open the trunk, and quick like a bunny remove the bulb. No other way to turn it off other than unplugging the connector to the harness. There is a mercury switch built into the bracket (I think) that shuts the bulb off when the deck lid is closed.

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Offline mrbuick65

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Re: Trunk light question
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 07:40:06 AM »
Ken. Check to see if it`s mounted with enough angle to shut it off.  I have an extra one of those lights. I`ll test it today.  If you can`t get yours working then the mercury switch is no good. Let me know and I can email you a pic. mrbuick65@rogers.com
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Offline lostark98

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Re: Trunk light question
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 11:07:24 AM »
Ken. Check to see if it`s mounted with enough angle to shut it off.  I have an extra one of those lights. I`ll test it today.  If you can`t get yours working then the mercury switch is no good. Let me know and I can email you a pic. mrbuick65@rogers.com
John

John, That did it! I just needed to bend it up a little and it's working perfectly. Thanks for the assist!

Mark, roger on that "quick like a bunny!"  Yikes!  :angryfire:

Ken
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