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Small Problem holding me up.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tiger9297, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    I know this is petty but..... Have a '90 K5. Have dashboard out to install new stereo, speakers, and repainting dash while it's out. I found a single light hanging behind the stereo. First I thought that it may plug into back of a/c controller but can't find a place where it would go. Traced the wire back and it attaches to the top of the cigarette lighter assembly. I'm at a loss for where this light goes. Yes I'm a neat freak and I don't want to put everything back together knowing this one little bulb is hanging back there and is NOT where it should be. I have tried the Haynes manual and not much there. I have turned the lights on and everything in the dash lights up as normal. Anyone have a clue where this thing goes? :confused:
     
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    I'd say it's for the ashtray, every vehicle I've worked on stero wise has had a light in the ashtray

    Just like the glovebox light, you know?
     
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    It is a fiber optic light for the ashtray.
     
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    It probably is from the ashtray, but where does the bulb plug in?
     
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    The bulb plugs into the guage cluster. I can't remember what the bulb itself is for, But it goes to the cluster and the fiber optic goes to ashtray.
     
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    that is my problem. I can't find where the bulb plugs into. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. little things can be such a PITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:( If I weren't such a neat freak I'd just say the heck w/ it and put it back together. I just can't do it. :blush:
     
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    the back side of the cluster at the closest point to the center of dash to reach the ashtray. but if you dont smoke then put in a regular bild socket and leave it out.
     

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