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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:51 pm 
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I've only just noticed that there's a bulb holder on the same line that feeds my Cigarette Lighter. It is meant to fit into the keyed hole in the back of the cigarette lighter socket. HOWEVER, it was taped back to the foam-covered line that feeds the lighter socket. It's been like this for 4 years and this is the first time I've noticed it!

It's never had a globe in it. And the way it was taped back, it looks as if it was meant to illuminate the trinket-tray underneath the tissue-box.

Has anyone else seen this before? Have you put a bulb into it? Did you choose to install it into the lighter socket or leave it illuminating your trinket tray.

it's a tiny bulb - what sort of bulb is it exactly? It looks like a T5 to me.


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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:15 pm 
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Awe heck. I just checked the Terence Ghia, and found a bulb holder taped up the same way.

WTF?

Has anyone ever come across this before? There's absolutely no way I could be the only one. Maybe it's such as small thing that search engines can't find it?


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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:18 pm 
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I noticed I missed some detail.

Original car that I detected this in was an '03 BA XR8 with Premium Sound - so it had the footwell lights in the front minus the globes.

The other car is an '04 SX Territory Ghia, and the globes were already in the front footwell holders.


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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:00 pm 
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Have since found this same holder in an '03 BA XT with Standard Audio.


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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:42 pm 
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is that that little wire that come out the back left of the section under the icc and tissue box holder, adn it has a little black socket on the end of it?
if so there was 1 in dads BA mont, ill check the BA2 Fairlane G220 and BF2 XR6 Tomorrow
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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:55 pm 
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Some pics. This is AFTER I've removed the tape so that the bulb-holder isn't doubling back.

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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:57 pm 
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that looks like it, dont remember seeing 2 holders, havnt pulled the car apart lol, not going to, but theres a wire that runs along that bottom section about 2cm with 1 of those holders on it, if its a bulb holder for that section let me know what type of bulb it is and how it works and ill definatelly hook 1 up
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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:31 pm 
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If you option the smokers pack from new it illuminates and you get a cigarette lighter instead of the "power source".
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:14 pm 
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could u put a bulb in it anyway and use it to light up that section?
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:59 pm 
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I had someone else post up a picture on a different topic, and noticed their Power Socket cable with the T5 cable still doubled-back and taped.

Power Socket is in the bottom left of the picture, with the blue-white cable feeding to it. Where the foam starts is some tape wrapping, which is where the T5 cable splits and doubles back. At the next tape-wrap you can see it holding a small T5 Globe Holder.

This is from a BA Ghia with Prestige Audio and Dual Zone Climate Control.


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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:55 pm 
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gli wrote:
could u put a bulb in it anyway and use it to light up that section?

it doesn't work that well. The smokers pack actually has a different surround. Its a proper cigarette lighter rather than a power source. It has a glowing ring around the source and a push in cigarette lighter just like previous model falcons have had.
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:55 pm 
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gli wrote:
could u put a bulb in it anyway and use it to light up that section?

it doesn't work that well. The smokers pack actually has a different surround. Its a proper cigarette lighter rather than a power source. It has a glowing ring around the source and a push in cigarette lighter just like previous model falcons have had.
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Ooh. Glowing Ring. Brings back memories of Beavis and Buthead.

He said ring ..hehehe...hehehe...hehehe....

I went to supercheap to get some T5's - freaked out that a pack of two cost $5. So I reckon the Blue LED jobbies on eBay for that much including shipping is better value.


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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:12 pm 
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looking at that pic with of the ghia, the piece im talking about is in the piece underneath that, ther every bottom tray has a cord coming out at the back left
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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:07 am 
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The Blue T5 leds arrived. They are installed into my BA and in the missus SX Ghia. I shall try and take a long-exposure shot on the digital camera to show you what it is like.

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