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Old 05-06-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
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96 Mountaineer - rear hatch lighting question

Couldn't find a group for the Mountaineer, so I thought I'd try here.

I don't like the fact that the engineers didn't put a light in the
rear cargo area (at least mine doesn't have one). When I have the
rear hatch open, and am unloading or loading things in the back at
night, I really can't see the cargo area, because it isn't well lit.

Anyone have any ideas for wiring a small dome-type light into the
door itself (right around the place where the lock knob is) so that
it shines into the cargo area? I think this would be a really good
and functional addition to a pretty decent vehicle.

I'd be glad to hear any ideas from the group.

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Old 05-06-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 96 Mountaineer - rear hatch lighting question

My 97 has a small cargo lamp directly above the cargo area. In fact,
the vehicle is very well lit, two map lights, two door mounted lights,
two bulb dome for 2nd row and again one in the cargo. I dont know, is
one of your bulbs burnt out? or mabe a fuse?



CuriousJuryus wrote:
> Couldn't find a group for the Mountaineer, so I thought I'd try here.
>
> I don't like the fact that the engineers didn't put a light in the
> rear cargo area (at least mine doesn't have one). When I have the
> rear hatch open, and am unloading or loading things in the back at
> night, I really can't see the cargo area, because it isn't well lit.
>
> Anyone have any ideas for wiring a small dome-type light into the
> door itself (right around the place where the lock knob is) so that
> it shines into the cargo area? I think this would be a really good
> and functional addition to a pretty decent vehicle.
>
> I'd be glad to hear any ideas from the group.
>
> -
> Those who complain about others not being "team
> players" are the same ones who never give up the ball...


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Old 05-06-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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RE: Re: 96 Mountaineer - rear hatch lighting question

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Joe stepped up to the podium and delivered this of himself:
>
> My 97 has a small cargo lamp directly above the cargo area. In fact,
> the vehicle is very well lit, two map lights, two door mounted

lights,
> two bulb dome for 2nd row and again one in the cargo. I dont know, is
> one of your bulbs burnt out? or mabe a fuse?


Nope.

No bulbs to burn out, no fuses to blow, and no light fixture at all
inside the cargo area. There is the overhead map light thing just
above the rear seats, but they are aimed towards the seats, and not
into the cargo area. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch. No light fixture of
any kind, at all, inside the cargo area.

Which is why I asked about wiring up a brand new light fixture of
some kind, right on the door, just about where the lock knob is,
pointed into the cargo area. Did you miss that?

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Old 05-06-2005, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
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RE: Re: 96 Mountaineer - rear hatch lighting question

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Joe stepped up to the podium and delivered this of himself:
>
> My 97 has a small cargo lamp directly above the cargo area. In fact,
> the vehicle is very well lit, two map lights, two door mounted

lights,
> two bulb dome for 2nd row and again one in the cargo. I dont know, is
> one of your bulbs burnt out? or mabe a fuse?


Nope.

No bulbs to burn out, no fuses to blow, and no light fixture at all
inside the cargo area. There is the overhead map light thing just
above the rear seats, but they are aimed towards the seats, and not
into the cargo area. None. Zip. Nada. Zilch. No light fixture of
any kind, at all, inside the cargo area.

Which is why I asked about wiring up a brand new light fixture of
some kind, right on the door, just about where the lock knob is,
pointed into the cargo area. Did you miss that?

---
-
Those who complain about others not being "team players"
are the same ones who never give up the ball.
-----
..

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