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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 17, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

I have a 1967 with the deluxe interior with a courtesy lights at the back of the car. I need to check the bulbs but can't get the covers off. I'm not sure how to remove them. Do they unscrewed or just pop off? I'm afraid to force them because I'm assuming they're brittle after 50 years of being back there

Does anyone know how to remove the two rear courtesy light covers to check the bulbs?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 17, 11:03 PM
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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

There is no easy way to remove those lens. Thats the way to check those bulbs. I used a small pin knife to get under the edge to pry the lens out. If your lens are original you can bet they will break. The aftermarket replacements lens fit pretty well and look as good as original.

I want to give you a heads up that the negative side of the dome light circuit is switched. That means one of the terminals is hot all the time and only a dual contact bulb will work.

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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

Thank you. Very good info. Just in case - where did you get lenses that fit well?

As much as I'd hate to do it, I'm considering adding the upper light as I understand the back lights don't do much.

I don't suppose there's any chance the wiring is already there??? My headliner is in great condition so I'd hate to mess with it.
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Thank you. Very good info. Just in case - where did you get lenses that fit well?

As much as I'd hate to do it, I'm considering adding the upper light as I understand the back lights don't do much.

I don't suppose there's any chance the wiring is already there??? My headliner is in great condition so I'd hate to mess with it.
I have alway found the light good enough but you are they give off much light. Some people have tried to put in brights bulbs just to melt the plastic lens. I'm not sure but I believe there are LED bulbs to give you more light. As soon as I found the connection under the dash for the dash courtesy light, I install those.

No the wiring for the overhead dome light isn't there. You would need to pull the headliner loose on the left side to install that wiring. The dome light plugs into the same connection as the sail panel lights. The connection is just under the package tray on the left side.

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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

Well found the problem and got it fixed, thanks a ton for the help. I just took delivery of the car on Monday. Had a huge car show yesterday (Saturday).

I will look for the LED replacements. I do like the under dash light idea. I've never heard that one before. I would like more light.

If you or anyone has any details on the under dash lights it would be appreciated. Like I said, I've only had the car for 6 days.

You said the connection is located under the "package tray", what is that? I assume the under dash lights are available at the standard places??

Thanks a ton.
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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

The connection "under the package tray" is for the dome or sail panel lights.

The connection for the courtesy lights is behind the left kick panel. There are other threads about the courtesy light so if you would do a site search, you would find the info you want. This is a link to a under dash courtesy light kit.
Camaro Courtesy light kit conv 1967 - 1967, 1968, 1969 Camaro Parts - NOS, Rare, Reproduction Camaro Parts for your Restoration

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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

Just want to chime in to add to the good advice Roger gives. Original owners know their stuff!

The under dash(courtesy) lights are REALLY helpful if you ever drive your car at night. Mine has the sail panel lights also and it's very dark up front if you drop your phone on the floor or something like that. The install for the courtesy lights is a breeze. Just buy the harness and connect it up as Roger said.
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Bought the kit, thanks. If anyone has a pic of the wire / location to hook the lights to I would appreciate it. Or even the color code of the wire??
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Bought the kit, thanks. If anyone has a pic of the wire / location to hook the lights to I would appreciate it. Or even the color code of the wire??
The link below is a thread that has a picture of the courtesy light connection. The picture is the area behind the left kickpanel. The kickpanels are not that easy to remove and to remove the left one you'll need to also remove the emergency brake peddle.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/19-ele...-location.html

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The link below is a thread that has a picture of the courtesy light connection. The picture is the area behind the left kickpanel. The kickpanels are not that easy to remove and to remove the left one you'll need to also remove the emergency brake peddle.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/19-ele...-location.html
If you get lucky as I did, you may not have to remove the panel. Just follow the wrapped wire harness down until you hit the connector. It only plugs in in one orientation.

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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

I am rewiring my car at the moment and had hoped for a bit more information about how to remove the light cover but at least I now know that they pry off and won't waste time trying to screw them off.
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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

My 67 didn't have the covers when I bought the car but the interior otherwise, including headliner, were new. I bought re-pops from Ricks Camaro that fit perfect. You can use a small flat blade screw driver to gently pry them up working around the lens gently vs trying to pry it from one point. I later just put a piece of packing tape (the clear stuff) over the lens and lifted it out to change the bulb. Just peeled the tape off the lens when it was off. A small suction cup would also likely work to pull them off.There are 3 plastic tabs that go into slots of the light base

I also added the under dash "courtesy" lights I got at NPD. My car did not have the connector inside the DS kick panel so I just taped into the orange wire of the glove box light.

IMHO in combination with the sail lights there is plenty of interior light with door open
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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

My car came with the dome light and I ended up using an led bulb and it was still dark in there so
I ended up installing the sail panel lights with help from RogerH thanks for all your help still seems dark up in the
front of the car dash area but I guess its better

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Re: Deluxe courtesy light cover removal in a 67?

Dome & Sail is quite a bit of light but if you don't also have it you can add under dash "courtesy" lights

excuse the mess...but pic of under dash "courtesy lights:

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Dome & Sail is quite a bit of light but if you don't also have it you can add under dash "courtesy" lights

excuse the mess...but pic of under dash "courtesy lights:

All 3 would light it up pretty well just out of curiosity how hard is it to install this setup?


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