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Re: Interior light in trunk

At 09:56 PM 2/7/96 -0500, you wrote:
>This is probably an electronics 101 question, but my interior trunk lights
>has not worked in quite a while, no problem I'll get a new bulb.  Well, last
>night as I am  unloading the trunk from a Walmart run, the light comes on.  I
>poped the plastic cover, pulled it out and it flickered as I pulled it, and
>went out completely.  I went to put it back in and when the metal connection
>on the bulb touched the metal frame of the car, the light came on.  Is this a
>short of some type?  If so, what can one do to fix it.  FYI, I pulled off the
>connections and put them back on and they were clean on snugly on there.  

I have this same exact problem in my '88 5kCST.  I replaced the bulb, but
the light only comes on when the metal of the light touches the metal of the
car.  Weird, but then I know zilch about this kinda stuff.

So what gives here?

>89 200tq
 Chris King           ===================================================
 cking@txdirect.net    '94 Corrado SLC        (Sherry Red/Beige Leather)
 San Antonio, TX       '88 5000 CS Turbo   (Metallic Black/Grey Leather)