What bulb for glove box light Type LT?

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  1. bondora68

    bondora68 New Member

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    Hello, I have a 1975 Type LT with the special glove box light located in the top center of the glove box with the little plastic lens...No matter what bulb I try in that little light nothing happens so I need to make sure that I have the correct bulb before I go playing with the wiring. I tried one of those little slide in bulbs that works for the instrument panel (new) with no luck. I used a test light to detect 12v at the light...I also bypassed the switch and wired straight to ground but still no light..
     
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    Z28SSRS Veteran Member

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    I am guessing your 1975 would use the same bulb # as my 1978. My owner's manual lists a 189 or 194 being the correct bulb.
     
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    Sounds like something is wrong with the contacts in the socket causing the bulb not to make a connection.

    EDIT: Or perhaps the wiring going to the contacts inside of the socket. Not to insult you, but have you checked for continuity?
     
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    I'll test for continuity on the ground side...
    thanks guys!
     
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    I got it fixed. It was the switch. I got the correct one and it works now. Thanks guys!
     
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