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1969 camaro dome light harness

does anyone know is there an easy way to run a new dome light harness or where i can buy just the light bulb terminal?thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 06, 05:52 PM
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Re: 1969 camaro dome light harness

Harness is secured half way across, at least mine was. I replaced mine with the headliner out but you can fishwire using a coathanger the wire from the light towards the drivers edge and just pull away some of the headliner in that area if you want.
Another option is just buy the new light harness, its not much, then cut the wires an inch from the end and using heat shrink and solder connect it up to the old harness. You'll need someone to hold a block of wood up there to give yourself something to solder against.
Then go LED light instead of incandescent so that you don't melt the new base and you get more light. The 39mm 9 LED Super White bulbs work great and cost $6.99 from http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm Be sure to get one for the rear console light as well.

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Re: 1969 camaro dome light harness

thanks brian,can i use a wire connector to attach both wires together.and the led bulb fits the same way and wont get to hot?
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Re: 1969 camaro dome light harness

thanks brian, can i use a wire connector to attach the wires together.and the led bulb fits the same way and wont get to hot?
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Re: 1969 camaro dome light harness

thanks brian,can i use a wire connector to connect the wires together and does the led bulb goes in the same way and it wont get to hot?
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Re: 1969 camaro dome light harness

Yes you could use a crimper and wire connectors, then electrical tape or Heat Shrink (radio shack has it in all sizes) around that to secure the connection. The LED Bulb doesn't get hot like the stock bulb does. LED puts off very little if any heat but its not as bright as a stock incandescent bulb unfortunately.
I am thinking of buying 2 more of these LED bulbs and using a small piece of aluminum and solder the two additional bulbs to the sides of the primary center bulb, thus giving me triple the LED light (27 LEDs total). One aiming straight down, one angled towards the driver side and one angled just slightly for the passenger side.

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Re: 1969 camaro dome light harness

Just an update for those. I have the 39mm size but after playing around with it today I feel the 44mm (Superstars) would be best and will fit both in the overhead and the rear console without modifications.
I've also took some measurements and it seems I can fit 3 (44mm) and 3 (39mm) bulbs in the overhead light fixture. I'd have to get one of those bare circuit boards at Radio Shack and solder in some wire to solder to the bulbs that I would place against it. I could then probably rig it so that a 44mm bulb is in the center and would attach to the stock connectors and get the power for the other lights on the board. 6 bulbs x 9 LEDs would mean 54 LED lights and I can angle a few forward, down, and back so as to distribute the light well. The idea being 2 (39mm) up front horz, (2) 44mm behind that horz, a 44mm vertical attaching to the stock clips, then a 39mm behind that horz angled towards the rear passenger area.
So I just ordered 4 SuperStars and another 39mm so I can rig up 3 Superstar 44mm and 3 (39mm) overhead with 1 Superstar 44 in the rear console. I'll post pics once I get it all dialed in. Btw NO HEAT us generated by these lights, you stick your finger over them and can't feel a thing.

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