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Courtesy Lights
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Rich49
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My 49 Standard Eight had an intermittent issue with the under-dash courtesy lights. With the driver's door open I could get the lights to work by wiggling the wire coming out of the door. Suspecting a loose connection or bad door switch, I removed the switch (two screws) and discovered corrosion on the switch contacts. After cleaning the contacts and the blade connector on the wire with sandpaper and steel wool, along with the switch mounting flange and door frame to ensure a good positive ground connection, the problem is solved.

A web search for a replacement door switch netted no results. I would appreciate any feedback on potential sources for these switches.
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Posted on: 4/15 8:18
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Re: Courtesy Lights
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humanpotatohybrid
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I'm sure the various parts dealers have some. Max, Tucson...

Posted on: 4/15 8:29
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Courtesy Lights
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BigKev
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Gerry at Packards Southwest may have them as well.

Posted on: 4/15 8:38
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Re: Courtesy Lights
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Rich49
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Tks for the tips

Posted on: 4/15 9:09
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Re: Courtesy Lights
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Joe
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Hey Rich - I got mine from Max Merritt; also listed at $30/switch on PackardParts.org, about halfway down the page:https://www.packardparts.org/products/parts/#section-983

Posted on: 4/15 13:17
Joe B.
Greenville, NC
1950 Super Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan, Model 2302-5
327 w/ Ultramatic, 6v+
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Re: Courtesy Lights
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Fish'n Jim
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Spray periodically with contact cleaner (CRC or eq.) whether new or old it'll happen again.

Posted on: 4/16 16:06
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Re: Courtesy Lights
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Rscott77x
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Would bulb grease be helpful here?

Posted on: 4/16 16:44
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