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    Default Under dash/foot well courtesy lights question!

    Hey everyone! Wondering who can chime in here and shed some light...

    Iíve done some reading and I understand that pre 89 Foxes have an empty bulb socket to accommodate a 168 bulb in the footwell of driver and passenger sides. I took a look under the dash of my 86 today and for the life of me I canít find these sockets. Can anyone snap a picture for me of where they are? Iím wondering if previous owner tucked them away somewhere so I would really appreciate if someone can snap a picture of the location on driver and passenger sides. Thanks!


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    I never knew this but will look up in there after work and see what I find.

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    The light sockets are generally mounted to the metal frame of the dash. The mounting tab is the ground and there is a single power wire running to the socket that is hot when the door is open or the headlight knob is rotated to the interior light position. I just got both sides working in my 1986 Bronco and used 1156 LED single element bulbs for better lighting and less heat. Good Luck!
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    I’m not sure they were present on all models. I know my 84 vert has them but verts have no dome light, just a mirror light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    I’m not sure they were present on all models. I know my 84 vert has them but verts have no dome light, just a mirror light.
    Agreed! I haven't seen them on every model either. I am sure they were part of a light/convenience package or were part of standard equipment on the upper end models. Foxchassis I am sure knows, but he's keeping us in the dark! See what I did there!
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    I saw nothing in my Granada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richpet View Post
    I saw nothing in my Granada.

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    Thanks for checking! Love the Granada!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Agreed! I haven't seen them on every model either. I am sure they were part of a light/convenience package or were part of standard equipment on the upper end models. Foxchassis I am sure knows, but he's keeping us in the dark! See what I did there!
    Thanks for the reply. I know that the convenience/light group includes the ash tray light, the glovebox light and the foot well lights. I have the tray light and the glovebox light but I canít see the foot well lights. I am going to do some more checking Friday afternoon! Will post back


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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    The light sockets are generally mounted to the metal frame of the dash. The mounting tab is the ground and there is a single power wire running to the socket that is hot when the door is open or the headlight knob is rotated to the interior light position. I just got both sides working in my 1986 Bronco and used 1156 LED single element bulbs for better lighting and less heat. Good Luck!
    Thanks for the reply. I will take a look at the metal
    Frame area. Didnít look at that but rather the spaghetti of wire looms! Will report back on Friday!


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