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    Anybody have a 53 commander coupe with an original under hood light? Where does the wire connect? Maybe a picture??
    Last edited by Flashback; 11-10-2015, 06:41 PM.

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    Mine was on the unswitched side of the fuse block....

    Additionally.....do you have a straight on picture of your exhaust exiting along the sides of the gas tank, seeing how it is a little wider than the original I was wondering how the clearances were.

    Bill
    Bill Foy
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    1953 Starlight Coupe

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    • #3
      Additionally.....do you have a straight on picture of your exhaust exiting along the sides of the gas tank, seeing how it is a little wider than the original I was wondering how the clearances were.

      Bill[/QUOTE]

      I am still incapacitated for a little while. I don't think I have a good file picture. I will get you one soon.

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      • #4
        under hood light

        Originally posted by Flashback View Post
        Anybody have a 53 commander coupe with an original under hood light? Where does the wire connect? Maybe a picture??
        The wiring diagram shows it connecting to the auxiliary circuit breaker. I wired mine that way there are some spare connections on the breaker. The switch is actuated by a mercury switch. They are a little hard to find these days as mercury is on the hit list. I found one at an auto recyclers. Here the government requires all salvage vehicles to have them removed and stored in a prescribed safe manner.

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        • #5
          I have a wiring diagram, but was wondering if it wired through the firewall I guess. Anybody have a original light, and wire, on a car, you could post a picture?

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          • #6
            I recently installed a Stude acc. underhood light on my '55 Speedster, 'The Doctor's Car', but haven't wired it in yet.....I'd also like to see a photo showing factory wiring for this item .

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            • #7
              I installed under the hood lights on my '66 and '64 Studes but have not installed anything on my '55. Both my newer Studes have automatic transmissions so I used the wire for the overdrive on one so the light only comes on when the ignition key is on. The other I followed directions and used a fused wire.
              sigpic
              55 President Deluxe
              64 Commander
              66 Cruiser

              37 Oldsmobile F37 4 Door

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              • #8
                Yes the wire goes through the firewall through a grommet and connects to the auxiliary breaker.

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                • #9
                  underhood light

                  Here is a photo of the underhood light on our '54. Also the wiring diagram.

                  underhood light.jpgunderhood light wiring.jpg
                  Kindest regards,

                  Alan Mende
                  Grantville, PA

                  I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

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