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#1 disom93

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:30 AM

Anyone know if the interior light off my 80 brat works off a door switch? Mine doesnt work at all just wonderinf how to get it to work

#2 bratman2

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

My 87 has a little door switch. Worked the first week I owned it 17 years ago. If memory serves me it was the dimmest dome light I have ever seen. You have not lost much by not having it!.



#3 disom93

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:20 AM

Haha its the only thing on my brat that doesnt work other then cassette and it annoys me

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

You could put up a trap light! ;-)

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:45 PM

Try this for a fix ...

 

LED Conversions ... http://www.ausubaru....ead.php?t=22456

 

Cheers, Bantum ...

 

 

 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

Yes, it is grounded off the door switch in the jamb. Assuming you've replaced the light and checked for positive voltage, the contacts in the jamb switch have corroded. Just pop them out and clean them up with some emery cloth the apply some dielectric grease to prevent future corrosion.Stock, they are pretty weak because there's not much reflective surface behind the bulb. I took mine apart and lined everything inside with aluminum foil. Yeah, you heard me right. lol Cut your pieces to fit shiny side out. Apply a few drops of super glue here and there, place them in, smooth them, trim, let dry and clean them up. Doubled the useable light from mine.



#7 disom93

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:34 AM

Ok is their a trick to gettin the dome cover off? I couldnt get it to budge

#8 disom93

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:59 AM

Any one give pointers on getting the cover off without breaking it

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:36 PM

Anyone? ^^

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:54 PM

I think you have to rotate the round lens to the switch lever. The cover should slip off then



#11 disom93

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:01 PM

Ok thanks

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

You sound like me.... "Everything Must Work".   

And Yes, rotate the clear lense cover.  At some point, it will clear the tabs and should drop down.    My Hatchie had both corroded door switch and bad wire connection at the dome light.    The screw holding the dome light in place is actually a ground connection... make sure both screws are present and making a good ground.    



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:42 PM

Yea i would love for it all to work even tho its not really awesome shape




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