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Old 05-25-2006, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am putting my finishing touches on my Gt & noticed that there looks like an area that a light should go to on the ash tray, wondering if i am missing it or it was not there in the first place. my other 654 does not have one either.
what about the heater controls? no light on that either?
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No lights either place... these were economy cars!
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The little "light bracket" looking thing I think you're talking about in the ashtray is just a spot where you'd crush out your finished cigarette in the olden days, not a mounting piece for a light.
There weren't factory lights in either spot, as far as I remember.
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no, that is not what I am talking about. on the bracket that screws to the dash, above the ash tray itself, there is a square hole that looks like it accepts a squeeze clamp that some interior lights are attached to, like the one on the shifter assy.
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I have also wondered about that, Stang32. It sure looks like a spot for a light but I have never seen one there. The ashtray assy may have been used in another vehicle with a light?
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on the bracket that screws to the dash, above the ash tray itself, there is a square hole that looks like it accepts a squeeze clamp that some interior lights are attached to, like the one on the shifter assy.
I went out this AM and checked mine, and I see that, too. Never noticed it before - guess I'm not standing on my head often inside the car .
So I called my dad, and he swears that the '65 convertible we had back in the early 70s (that had quite a few options) had a light in the ashtray!?

(BTW, Paul - love that interior! )
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There were no lights for the heater controls.There were however lights in the ashtrays of some very select cars.I've seen a couple,but it's pretty rare,Almost all of the ash tray tracks I've ever seen have the provision for the light.It's kind of like the overhead courtesy light mounting holes all of the 64-66 Coupes had them yet no cars came with the light it's as if ford was going to make these things standard,but decided not to in the name of keeping costs down.
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Ford sold the ash tray light as an unadvertised accessory for all 1964-1/2 to 1970 Mustangs and Fords not so equipped. Though the parts catalog listed this "Wiring and Socket Assembly -- Ash Receptacle" as only for Galaxies, Fairlanes and Falcons, it fit into the same precut mounting hole in Mustang ashtrays, and plugs in to the same accessory lamp socket as the radio.

Part number was FEK-18981-A.
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