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cloud 9

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PostSubject: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 8:54 am

Does any one have one of those trunk light switches with the little ball in it. Mine imploded and is no longer functional. Its located on the left trunk hingeand looks like a little black barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 3:43 pm

I think my car has this same problem, mine's never worked.

I'll keep an eye out for you
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptySun Dec 05, 2010 7:14 pm

cloud 9 wrote:
Does any one have one of those trunk light switches with the little ball in it. Mine imploded and is no longer functional. Its located on the left trunk hingeand looks like a little black barrel.

Is it/ was it a glass tube? If yes, that was liquid mercury inside and since gravity turns it on and off, they work great. Mine still works but it was so dirty when I got the car I did not know what it was. You may not find the exact same stock one, but maybe some one here on this site knows exactly what your part is and where to get it. I have installed them in cars under the hood and in the trunk using generic mercury switch parts and they work fine. If yours is different than that, I don't know. Perhaps the little heavy ball rolls into the path of a kind of microswitch lever?
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptyMon Dec 06, 2010 12:21 pm

I didn't see a mercury switch on mine, I'll have to look again. The '74 has a mercury switch for the bulb socket in the trunklid, I believe. My 93 has some wires dangling near the trunk hinge, appears one may have been sliced by mistake and I haven't figured it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptyMon Dec 06, 2010 2:02 pm

Its a little capsule that attaches to the hinge.
Lid UP light on
I have GM P/N's
Lamp, R/Cmpt Ctsy (inc Mercury switch) 1st design attach by bracket 92 B19 10098411
Lamp, R/Cmpt Ctsy (inc Mercury switch) 1st design attach by V shape spring clip 92 B19 10268235
Lamp, R/Cmpt Ctsy (lens & switch) I think they eliminated the mercury HERE 93-96 B19 10268235
Lamp, R/Cmpt Ctsy (inc Mercury switch) 91 B 10098411

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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptyMon Dec 06, 2010 7:22 pm

I had a '94 that stopped working. The switch was bullet shaped inside a plastic case. On mine the wire broke off the switch, I opened it up and resoldered the wire.


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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptyMon Dec 06, 2010 7:38 pm

boojum wrote:
I had a '94 that stopped working. The switch was was bullet shaped inside a plastic case. On mine the wire broke off the switch, I opened it up and resoldered the wire.

Just got done doing that myself.
I think its more like a ball that hits 2 contacts (to eliminate the mercury)
But it does flex with the hinge. Be real careful how you do the final placement after repair or it'll happen again real quick

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96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
Whine..eee...Silver LS6
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptyMon Dec 06, 2010 8:46 pm

I think I got it figured out. I just found a universal mercury switch on ebay for a bout 8 bucks. I will let you guys know how it turns out. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Light Thingy   Trunk Light Thingy EmptyTue Dec 07, 2010 2:30 pm

boojum wrote:
I had a '94 that stopped working. The switch was bullet shaped inside a plastic case. On mine the wire broke off the switch, I opened it up and resoldered the wire.

Ha, I'd better check mine!
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