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Trunk Light for Roadster??

 
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86MclarenCapri



Joined: 27 Sep 2015
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Location: Norfolk, VA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Trunk Light for Roadster?? Reply with quote

I was frolicking in a salvage yard this weekend and came across an 83 Mustang with a hood light. My 86 doesn't have one--I think it may have been removed. So, I snagged the light off the Mustang.

I then thought about the trunk light thinking mine may have been removed. I know ASC used a coupe trunk lid, so I thought they were just lazy and cut the wire for the trunk light and didn't install it.

So, I picked up a trunk light off of an 86 Mustang coupe.

Then... on the way home, I started to think that the car started out with a hatch back so they wouldn't have had a trunk light to begin with. I think I read somewhere that they used the trunk light wiring for the top pull down motor? I also remember reading that maybe they used the defrost for the pull down motor which would make more sense because it would require more power.

I haven't checked on my car, yet--I keep it in a storage unit. Can the factory trunk light be installed? Did the hatchback wiring even have a plug for it?
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negusm
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Joined: 25 Aug 2004
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Location: Charlotte, NC

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. No wiring.

Pretty sure anyways. I reworked all the wiring in the rear of my car and the only light is from the dome light.

No extra wires back there that I can remember or I would have worried over them.

-Mike
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capri50asc



Joined: 26 Dec 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Canton Michigan

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:24 pm    Post subject: Rear hatch light / vert light Reply with quote

I added a light in the back my 86 Capri 5.0l RS I pulled one out of a old 84 EXP The wiring is in the back near the latch with a button , you can then cut a square and just pop it in. wire in the positive and the ground and it will work with the doors open and the hatch. Plus turning the knob on your light switch.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,As for adding one to your 84-86 ASC Capri vert. or 88-90 ASC Mustang...........just turn on the parking lights...The license plate lights in the deck lid will light up your trunk...............That how Ford/Mercury designed it!!!!

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86MclarenCapri



Joined: 27 Sep 2015
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Location: Norfolk, VA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's genius!

Or, possibly that they got lucky and came up with the idea to use the license plate lights after the fact.

I'll get to the bottom of it this weekend..
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