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PostSubject: door panel courtesy lamps   Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:24 pm

I'm thinking that I would like to install courtesy lamps in my Caprice doors. I have not actually seen a vehicle with them, only pictures. Do the lamps have a forward-facing lens that illuminates the map pockets in the door panels? Is any of the necessary wiring present on cars without the lamps? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:51 pm

Yes and Yes. The front doors have small lenses in the door panels to light up the map pockets. The doors all have a plug in the middle under the panel to plug the lights into.
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:11 pm

That sounds like a great mod, never heard of it BTW. Keep us posted please
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:16 pm

I guess I should have made it clear that I'm talking about the lights that came factory in some sedans. My wagon has the block-off/ filler plates instead.
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:40 pm

It has been done. Chris "Stubby No Mods" did this on his Cappy wagon. Paging Chris!!! cbshea13!
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:18 pm

This has been on my to do list for my rear doors since 2012
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:50 pm

They take minutes to do. The wiring is already in the door for them, pop off the "blank" corner piece, plug light in, snap light in place. Done.
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:49 am

All you need is a pair of them in the right color for your car. What color is your interior?
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:55 am

My interior is blue. I would like to have the lights in the front and rear doors. I believe they are wired through the door jamb switches to come on when the doors are opened , but do they also come on when the interior lights are turned on with the headlight switch?
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:10 am

What color of blue?

I believe they only come on when you open the doors.
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:23 am

If possible and you find some, I would like to have 4 pieces to please, Fred. Dark blue leather interior.
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PostSubject: Re: door panel courtesy lamps   Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:48 pm

They are on the same circuit as the dome lights so they will turn on with the headlight simmer switch as well.
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