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Old 04-02-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default MK3 Cieling lights, easy but help...

I have an 87 supra and am wondering about the interior lights. I am talking about the ones on the ceiling by the rear view that you turn on when you drop something:P

Heres a pic if you have no idea what im saying:
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[B]Anyway, THEY DONT WORK. Ive bought new bulbs, wasnt that. Ive got some fuses but im not sure which one it is. I have a feeling that wont work anyway.

What else could it be? The connecting wire isnlt loose either.......
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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I have an 87 supra and am wondering about the interior lights. I am talking about the ones on the ceiling by the rear view that you turn on when you drop something:P

Heres a pic if you have no idea what im saying:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...g?t=1238633975

[b]Anyway, THEY DONT WORK. Ive bought new bulbs, wasnt that. Ive got some fuses but im not sure which one it is. I have a feeling that wont work anyway.

What else could it be? The connecting wire isnlt loose either.......
If you have a volt meter....make sure there is power coming to the lights. I had the same problem and it turned out to be a loose connection....anotherwards where it clips into the light housing. Mine looked tight, but it wasn't. If you wiggle it just a bit, it will the cause the light to go off or on.
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Do you mean where it clips into the light thing? Ive taken it off a few times and pushed it in. hmm
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Yes. I did the same thing you did for awhile and couldn't figure it out. I finally used a volt meter and found that there was power but once connected to the light housing it was just loose enough not to work.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:46 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with mine and i just re-wired them..
Find a good ground somewhere down in the drivers kick panel
get a negitive from the floor board light
get a positive from the fuse box
pop off cover that goes over the whole light
put your negitive from ground to where the lights are grounded

then their are to other wires that come in from the factory wiring. cut those and tape them off. then i dont remember what colors the wires were but it shouldnt be hard to figure out which one goes where..m its easy
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I actually tried wiggling them and it worked. Problem is, I will put it all back together and the light works. But I guess it de-wiggles itself (lol) and doesnt work again. And getting the light cap off isnt exactly easy.

BTW is there a special way to get the bezel (cover) off the lights without just pulling? Cuz im marking it up a lil (slightly, but im a perfectionist)

Thanks for the help btw
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That's the exact problem I had. It really depends on how much work you want to put into it. I ended up just wedging a piece of cardboard and haven't had any problems. If that did work I was going to cut the wires and solder them on or solder on some quick connectors.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #8
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Its the piece of crap rivets. If you take it apart and put pressure on the rivets it usually will work. So i just re-wired them, easy fix and HERE is a whole article on this dome light issue.
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