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Another newbie question. This thing is hanging from the bottom of my dash. It has a wire that goes up into the rats nest, I haven’t traced it. I just don’t have any idea what this thing is.
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Ah yes, underdash light.
Long time ago I disassembled a spare dash, pulled the little blue cups (for dash illumination) and put over the bulb at this socket. Not sure if i will do that with my coupe project. Maybe for old times sake lol
So you're the one that started this trend:

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So you're the one that started this trend:

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Growing up in very rural Utah in the 60's innovations were usually low tech. One day he shows up in the driveway of my Grandfathers farm with his latest mod to his red, 1960 Chevy, Christmas tree lights strung through the frame openings.....

I swear his car was sitting about this high.
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Highly recommend the bright white led's for the interior lights and the instrument panel.
 

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In 1972 I bought my first Mustang and replaced the under-dash courtesy light fixtures with a similar pair of these blue marker lights (bought from Western Auto):



I liked the dimmer colored lights so much, when that car succumbed to Pa rust they were removed and installed in the 65' stang replacement that I still drive. After 50 years of questionable activity, it's a good thing that those lights can't talk . . . .
 

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There must have been enough intelligence available to get approval for the plans, and that intelligence might have included some knowledge of what GM was doing. It is pretty difficult to keep secrets for long.
Hmmm… Car guys getting revenge on Ford designing a similar car around the 396 L35 engine. No way that secret gets kept.
 
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