1937McBuick Posted January 22 Share Posted January 22 Deciding to take another small step toward getting my project closer to finished, I wanted to connect the new wiring harness to the clock in the glove box door. When removing the old wiring from the clock I bought and had cosmetically restored I noticed the power wire to the clock had a pigtail extending to the glove box light. I thought it was strange that the light would always be on because the wire was coming from the live power source. Its a three wire harness. I'm assuming the other is ground and the third is the power wire from the light switch that powers the bulb that illuminates the clock face when the light switch is in a certain position. Back to wiring. I needed to attach the bulb sockets to the new harness. The clock face illumination bulb socket was straight forward but it's the glove box socket that taught me something today. When I took it apart I learned there was 5 small "three-thirty-seconds" diameter balls in the socket, of course I didn't know they were there and they fell on the floor. After alot of searching, sweeping, using a magnet.... I was able to find them(good thing the shop floor is clean as far as shop floors go). At least I think there were only 5(does anyone know for sure). Then it dawned on me...those balls complete the circuit when the glove box door is OPENED. In the vertical position there aren't enough balls in there to complete the circuit but when the door is opened and the balls roll to the side(bottom when opened) of the cavity they occupy the circuit is complete to illuminate the bulb. What next??? I rewire the sockets because I found the braided cloth insulation is usually deteriorated exposing the wire. It's a pain in the butt but I think it's worth it. I sure hope the shop manual wiring diagram shows where the other end of the harness attaches to. I found this unusually interesting. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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