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Jimmie
10-01-2009, 06:38 PM
The trunk light does not work:(. The base for the bulb is different from others found on the car. Can someone tell me about this particular base[?].

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr35/n9prz/TRUNKLIGHT.jpg?t=1254439560
Thanks to anyone willing to try to help me with this:). Yes, I did check the bulb:).

Jimmie
Orange County, Indiana http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr35/n9prz/th_RedStudebaker.jpg
1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA

mbstude
10-01-2009, 06:39 PM
It's a mercury switch. When the deck lid is open, the mercury goes to one end and that's what makes it shine. Maybe someone here will have a fix. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Jimmie
10-01-2009, 06:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

It's a mercury switch. When the deck lid is open, the mercury goes to one end and that's what makes it shine. Maybe someone here will have a fix. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA




Matthew-

I thought it might be some type of mercury switch. I tried turning it over when I had it hooked up but it didn't light up. Thanks for letting me know that it is that type of switch.
:D


Jimmie
Orange County, Indiana http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr35/n9prz/th_RedStudebaker.jpg
1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA

ceecab
10-02-2009, 08:17 AM
Try turning the headlights on and then opening the trunk
My 55's trunk light only works that way
Not a mercury switch

TedsHawk
10-02-2009, 08:47 AM
I belive it wont work till its screwed to the car, the houseing needs to be grounded. did you have it all installed or just tried it pluged into the wire?

1957 Golden Hawk
"Studebaker? they dont make them anymore"

gnaar1
10-02-2009, 10:03 AM
I was just going to post this same question. Somebodies got ESPN!

Jimmie
10-02-2009, 11:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by TedsHawk

I belive it wont work till its screwed to the car, the houseing needs to be grounded. did you have it all installed or just tried it pluged into the wire?

1957 Golden Hawk
"Studebaker? they dont make them anymore"


Thanks to all who have responded to my question:).

I used my battery by putting the wire that comes out the bottom on one post and touching the housing on the other post and nothing happened[:0]. I tried the bulb in another bulb holder with the same setup and the bulb lit up. I tried placing the unit in different positions but it still didn't light up:(.



Jimmie
Orange County, Indiana http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr35/n9prz/th_RedStudebaker.jpg
1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA