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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:01 pm 
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I have been wanting a rear hatch interior light for some time now. But I didn't want to run all the wiring and switches that it would have taken. So for under $10 I did this instead.
I brought an inexpensive LED lamp with just an on or off switch.
I brought a few tip switches, non mercury ones, and added it to the lamp switch circuit. After all the soldering was done, I had to
orientate the tip switch so when the hatch is closed the light is off, and when the hatch is open the light comes on.
Once this was setup correctly, I disassembled everything and painted the lamp to match the interior color.
After the paint dried and I reassembled the light, I used velcro to attach the light to the inside of the hatch.
THe tip switch is the little back component above the blue wire in the picture. It was added into the blue wire.
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Light assembly after painting and reassemble.
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I had to wait to take this picture of how well the new light works at night. Sorry for the sideways picture, but for some reason
it would not let me turn it.
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97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:04 pm 
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Nice..........


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:18 pm 
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Fainya, You need to spend your summer this year up here in Minnesota (Mosquito paradise) I Have so many off the wall projects that could use your Fabricating skills (Or is it Black Magic :shock: :shock: )
Best wishes and nice Job, Jonathan

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:14 pm 
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I may just take you up on that Mister Prairie. I haven't been to a part of the country where there state bird is mosquito!
I have dealt with Jonathan before and I would love to see what your doing.
FYI After getting bit by Texas mosquito's I went to Atlanta last year and never got bit once. They would land on me but never
bit and fly away. Strange?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:06 pm 
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The old story from my Air-force days, stationed at Grand Forks AFB just over the N-Dakota border.
" 2 young mosquito's drag off a B-52 bomber to suck the fluids out of it. One says to the other "do you think we should share this with everyone else" The other responds "Heck no" "The big ones will take it away from us' :lol: :lol: I will say the 15 minute window between our two seasons (shoveling and swatting) is really fabulous. Jonathan

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1987 Sprint Turbo (Porsche Guards Red) 75k 5sp,AC, w/cruise, Resto-Mod,owned since 1997) (looking for dash-pad)
1989 GTI (white)104k 5sp,AC (Resto-mod completed 1999). (looks great, But rusted out ,need clean southern body.)Help!?
1991 Vert (red) 129k 5sp,AC, Resto-Mod, 75% Done.(Clean SW car)
1993 GT(Teal) 103k 5sp,AC,w/PW (Resto-Mod,60% done.)(Clean SW car)
1994 Swift GS 4Dr sedan (Painted 2005 Ford Kona Blue) 95k 1.3 SOHC 5sp


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:38 pm 
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If I do come up I would be looking for a hatch glass with the defroster strips. When I replaced the 9 wiring harness with the 98
harness it had a heated back glass. So I ran the wiring to the hatch but I need the right glass.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:41 am 
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This is one of those upgrades that has really worked out well for me.
It is so nice to have a light on the hatchback.

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