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Old 11-12-2017, 09:44 AM
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Unidentified light

Would anyone like to speculate the purpose of the light fixture "B" in the pictures below?

To put it into context, the connections in the boxes "A" go to gauges in the instrument panel. The light socket "C" is the high/low beam light.

The unidentified light is plugged into a 3-outlet plug. I don't remember where the other two went, but I can see they're scratched where something was plugged in to them. The schematic shows three instrument lights, but it doesn't show where they go. The panel itself only has holes for two.

It looks newer than original, as it isn't cloth wrapped. Radio maybe?

I know the truck had a "stem" type radio at one time. Someone had hacked holes into the dash with a chisel or something. It was rough. I can't imagine someone that would cut the holes like that would go the trouble of hooking up the light properly.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:13 AM
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I had shielded light on a cigarette lighter like that one but your lead doesn't look long enough to reach that area of the dash
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:33 AM
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Do you have factory blinkers? This may be one of two indicator lights in your dash.

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Old 11-12-2017, 11:39 AM
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Would anyone like to speculate the purpose of the light fixture "B" in the pictures below?

To put it into context, the connections in the boxes "A" go to gauges in the instrument panel. The light socket "C" is the high/low beam light.

The unidentified light is plugged into a 3-outlet plug. I don't remember where the other two went, but I can see they're scratched where something was plugged in to them. The schematic shows three instrument lights, but it doesn't show where they go. The panel itself only has holes for two.
Parts catalog pic shows 4 bulbs (13466) in cluster.

9273 is the fuel gauge, 17255 is the speedo, 10850 is the generator gauge, 11572 is the ignition switch, 15055 is the lighter socket.

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Old 11-12-2017, 12:07 PM
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What yr. truck ? Socket type is for a dash gauge cluster light or speedo cluster light . Shielded type is for a back lit item , radio light or cigar lighter .
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:19 PM
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What yr. truck? Socket type is for a dash gauge cluster light or speedo cluster light. Shielded type is for a back lit item, radio light or cigar lighter .
OP has "1953 F100 Deluxe Cab" in his signature, why I posted a pic of the 1953/55 wiring.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:38 PM
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I know some cars had a lighted ring around the ignition switch, but never saw any trucks with it. All of the radios that I know of are lighted internally, so no shielded bulb there. The only other two choices are, IMO, dispatch (glove) box, and cigarette lighter.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:54 PM
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My 54 only has 2 instrument panel lights Here is a pic of it after rewire. The rewire kit was for a 53-56. Not sure where the third back light would go. My panel looks like the diagram Number Dummy posted.


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Old 11-12-2017, 01:06 PM
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Post #4 has the 1953/55 pic, here's the 1956 pic. Bulbs are Ford basic part numbers 13465 & 13466.

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Did the ash tray have a light?
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As others have already stated it is for the cigarette lighter well
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As others have already stated it is for the cigarette lighter well
Why would you have a light in the cigarette lighter well...? I'm confused..
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Not sure why you would light it
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Everyone smoked back then. When you'd use the lighter at night it pops out and you need to be able to see where to put it back into the hole-well
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Neither one of my trucks had a cigarette lighter so have no idea how it worked. Did that light clip onto the barrel the lighter inserted into..?
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