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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Scott on October 14, 2010, 05:37:37 PM

Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Scott on October 14, 2010, 05:37:37 PM
Is the ring around the ignition switch supposed to be illuminated on a '65 Chrysler?
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Steve on October 14, 2010, 05:50:09 PM
Does a bulb go next to the switch?  I think there is one.  If so yes, the ring lights up
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Scott on October 14, 2010, 06:14:38 PM
There is a bulb and it is working but there is no ring illuminating.  WTF?  I wonder if it got chromed over when I had the bezel re-chromed.
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Dan Cluley on October 14, 2010, 08:19:41 PM
It's not a whole ring, just one or two gaps in the housing.  There might be something that has to be properly lined up when you screw in the bezel, but I don't remember the details.
 
It only lights up with the switch in the parking light position, and doesn't do much to actually light the switch.
 
 
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Steve on October 14, 2010, 08:50:07 PM
It could be dirty too.  As I recall, and I only took the parts car apart, the ring is in the locking nut.
That is correct, unless you modified the wiring, the light will only come on with the parking lights.  There is a way of having the parking lights work with the headlights.  I think you just run a jumper to the front lights at the switch.  It's been years since I did my 66
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Scott on October 22, 2010, 05:56:08 AM
What's the point if it only lights up when the Parking Lights are on?
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Steve on October 22, 2010, 05:59:31 AM
Exactly
Title: Ignition Switch Light - '65 Chrysler
Post by: Scott on October 22, 2010, 06:46:43 AM
Did you get the plug wires?