Stepdown glove compartment light

railknightrailknight Posts: 489Expert Adviser
Was a glove compartment interior light ever an option or standard feature on a stepdown ?     

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  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 998Senior Contributor


    This was listed bulbs for my 54 Hornet.  There is a glove box light bulb listed & also a trunk bulb listed, so I’m assuming they were options. 
  • railknightrailknight Posts: 489Expert Adviser
    Thanks for the photo!  The "lamp bulb chart" for my '53 Hudson Owner Manual does not include a "glove box light."
  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 199Member
    It was an option.  You could buy a hood lamp, glove box lamp, and trunk lamp in a kit from Hudson.  I ended up with 2 out of 3 when I bought this box and installed them.  The original glove box lamp uses a mercury switch to turn it on and off.


  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    The light shown at the top is this for trunk or glovebox as i had one included with car but do not know what it is for.

    Thanks

    Steven
  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 199Member
    Light at top was for the trunk. Lower light is for glovebox.
  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    Thanks
    Do u\you know where it mounts


  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 779Member
    edited March 14
    This is light in my '53 Hornet glovebox.



  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 199Member
    edited March 14
    This has the Mercury switch on the door.
  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    looks great very complicated for a simple switch.
    Any photos of trunk light mounting?
  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 199Member
    See below.
  • railknightrailknight Posts: 489Expert Adviser
    I recently installed the same type of glove compartment light switch in my '53 Super Wasp as illustrated by RichardD.  It took a little adjusting of the glove compartment door screws to get the switch to turn off when the door is closed and locked.  
  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    Thanks for photo of trunk light.
    Now to hunt down a glovebox light.

  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    Was there a similar mercury switch setup for trunk light?
  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 199Member
    No.  The trunk light used a simple plunger switch as depicted in my previous picture.
  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    This came  with vehicle when i purchased it. Looks like a mercury switch on trunk light
  • stevepetstevepet Posts: 76Member
    Does anyone have any idea what this light would be from.

    Regards

    Steven
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