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Greg P.
Posted 2018-04-25 1:26 PM (#562264)
Subject: Mystery Unused Bulb Socket



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I removed the dash speaker from my 1959 Windsor the other night to replace one of the radio light bulbs. In doing so, I discovered a fully wired bulb socket laying on top of the radio. It has black tape over the end. The tape appears to be very old - it's petrified, so I'm guessing it's been there since new.

Does anyone know the purpose of this bulb socket?

I know it's NOT for the radio. The radio has it's own pair of bulb sockets that are powered from the radio itself. I suppose it could be for a different radio option, but I don't know.

Also, It's not for the clock. I added an NOS clock a couple years ago and there was a very similar bulb socket right behind the clock.



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57chizler
Posted 2018-04-25 2:58 PM (#562270 - in reply to #562264)
Subject: RE: Mystery Unused Bulb Socket



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Orange wires are usually for instrument panel lighting.

Edited by 57chizler 2018-04-25 3:04 PM
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wizard
Posted 2018-04-25 3:02 PM (#562271 - in reply to #562264)
Subject: Re: Mystery Unused Bulb Socket



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Could it be that the car is predisposed for Auto-Pilot? Check for more Contacts not in use....
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56300B
Posted 2018-04-25 6:02 PM (#562282 - in reply to #562264)
Subject: RE: Mystery Unused Bulb Socket



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Could it be for the ashtray or clock????????
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Greg P.
Posted 2018-04-25 6:04 PM (#562283 - in reply to #562271)
Subject: Re: Mystery Unused Bulb Socket



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wizard - 2018-04-25 3:02 PM

Could it be that the car is predisposed for Auto-Pilot? Check for more Contacts not in use....


Interesting idea. I've only once ever seen a 59 Windsor with Auto Pilot. The control knob was mounted on the top of the steering column. I don't know if it was lighted, but even then, this wire doesn't seem like it would reach.
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Greg P.
Posted 2018-04-25 8:34 PM (#562287 - in reply to #562282)
Subject: RE: Mystery Unused Bulb Socket



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56300B - 2018-04-25 6:02 PM

Could it be for the ashtray or clock????????


Nope, those are already serviced by their own bulbs.


Edited by Greg P. 2018-04-25 8:47 PM
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