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Does anyone have a schematic sketch for the map light (in the center console) for a 69 model? I think i am missing a spring or something as there is no movement when I press on the lense.
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Not an expert but here is the broken one from our '69-
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With the switch out of the console you can push the socket out of the housing from the back side. This releases the ground contact. The ground contact has a small 90 on the end that hooks on the housing and a larger 90 on the other end to touch the spring retainer in the ON position. You can then rotate the spring retainer to line the tabs up with the channels in the housing to release the spring.

In the OFF position the the button hold the spring retainer farther in the housing away from the ground contact. The ON position allows the spring retainer to move out and touch the ground contact.
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Ours had a crack in the housing and I used a zip-tie to try holding the housing together. I could not get it to consistently work so I bought another one.
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RBMann wrote:Not an expert...
You are now THE map light expert
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Re: map light

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RBMann wrote:Not an expert but here is the broken one from our '69-

IMG_8229.jpg

IMG_8231.jpg

With the switch out of the console you can push the socket out of the housing from the back side. This releases the ground contact. The ground contact has a small 90 on the end that hooks on the housing and a larger 90 on the other end to touch the spring retainer in the ON position. You can then rotate the spring retainer to line the tabs up with the channels in the housing to release the spring.

In the OFF position the the button hold the spring retainer farther in the housing away from the ground contact. The ON position allows the spring retainer to move out and touch the ground contact.

IMG_8232.jpg

IMG_8233.jpg

IMG_8234.jpg

IMG_8235.jpg

Ours had a crack in the housing and I used a zip-tie to try holding the housing together. I could not get it to consistently work so I bought another one.

IMG_8236.jpg
This is great, very helpful, thanks!! I have not taken mine apart yet, but now I know what to look for and what pieces may be missing. All the wires in the console were cut and the grounds were gone, so I have not been able to even test it yet.
Thanks for taking the time to provide the photos and graphics, really appreciated.
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Most excellent example of 311s.org awesomeness!
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Kurt wrote:Most excellent example of 311s.org awesomeness!
Ditto!!
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her 69.
and what JohnnyMac said
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pebbles wrote:her 69.
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You're right, her car. She bought it and pays for the parts I just work on it then drive it. :) Maybe she bought it so I would have something to do in retirement.
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Old thread, but I have a question about the map light. I have all the parts and it works, but it doesn't turn easily when you push it in. You kind of have to push and turn it with your finger and thumb with a decent amount of effort. Way back when, I remember I just used to have to push it in and the "push button lens" would turn for the most part on its own. Am I supposed to put a lubricant or something between the push button and bezel to make it easier to turn?

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orangedawg wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Old thread, but I have a question about the map light. I have all the parts and it works, but it doesn't turn easily when you push it in. You kind of have to push and turn it with your finger and thumb with a decent amount of effort. Way back when, I remember I just used to have to push it in and the "push button lens" would turn for the most part on its own. Am I supposed to put a lubricant or something between the push button and bezel to make it easier to turn?
Sorry, I missed your question. I would remove the light from the console then unscrew the bezel out of the lamp housing. Clean everything up. I used silicone grease or dielectric grease on everything.
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Thanks! I will give that a shot.