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After fabricating a functioning back-up light switch, hunting through a junk yard for the harness and getting it all hooked up and working, I can't get the correct bulbs for a 69!! They are 1142's, none of the local PEP Boys, Autozone or Hi-Lo's stock them at all, what is the deal, they have at least 20 other types? Anyway, until I find somewhere that realizes 1969 Mustangs still exist and have back-up lights the map lights (1004) also work in their place, though not as bright I imagine.

69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

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I have to admit I didn't try NAPA after my third strike, there is a NAPA not to far from home, I'll try them out. The Haynes book I have also listed a 1156 as a brighter alternative to the 1142, the stores had these but they couldn't work due to the connector type - 1 pin rather than two.

69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

http://home.swbell.net/boss351/mustang/boss1.jpg
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I concur with Bozo, I mean Bishir. I have had better luck with Napa. also, an auto-electric store will have the parts


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I've always shown 69-73's used 1156's for the backup. 65-68's used 1142's. Am I missing something?

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I think the 67-70 all use the same backup lamp housing only the lenses are different, but with the same housing they would use the same lamp. The 71-73 must be different.

69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

http://home.swbell.net/boss351/mustang/boss1.jpg
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I think Scott has this one.

Look in any Mustang parts vendor catalog. Most have a bulb chart.

My 67 takes 1142s in the backups.

FYI:

1142s and 1157s are NOT interchangeable...

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The BU lamp housings are different for 67-68 and 69-70. They are very similar and I have seen 69-70's using 67-68's in the past. The design change included the change in bulbs to 1156's.

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