1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

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1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby Dilbert » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:07 pm

On 1967's did they install a Rear-Door courtesy light button (so when door opens lights go on) like the front door does.
All I have is a switch on the armrest to turn them on. This would have been a button switch on the hinge area of rear doors.

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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby John Cashman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:04 pm

In 66-69 the switch that turns the courtesy lights on & off is inside the door mounted in the latch. Switch is a strip of brass mounted on a plastic block. Removal of latch is necessary to access it. On a convertible it is known as the 'latch actuator switch' the same switch is used on sedans and all it does is the courtesy lights. Don't froget there is also a courtesy light relay in the 'B ' pillars between the doors. Sedans have one on the left side and convertibles have them on both sides. If this relay fails or the above discussed switch fails there will be no interior lights when the rear doors are opened. Nothing is simple on a Lincoln!
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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby Dilbert » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:04 pm

Thanks John,
I see that in the wiring diagrams now, appears it also serves and the Door Open Warning Switch, this is on Lehmann-Peterson so will have to try to see where the relay is located on it.

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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby ekm330 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:26 pm

John Cashman wrote:Nothing is simple on a Lincoln!


Gosh. I wish this fit on a vanity plate! :D
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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby krinny 17 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:28 pm

Dilbert, I also have a Lahmann-Peterson 1967 and 1966. Do you have any parts? Ed 231-838-2477 Michigan
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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby Jcarnes » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Question on my 68 lc. Courtesy lights work great with front doors but for rears they don't come on unless door latch is touching striker then I hear a click and lights come on like I'm missing a ground any ideas? I havnt dug into it yet cause I will soon be removing all 4 door panels to remove door handles for sanding and polishing the new paint. Wanted to drve it through the summer figured winter was better time for task like this
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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:21 pm

J,
When you pull the rear door panels, inspect the latch inside the door to look for what John describes. My guess is that the finger switch is damaged or the wire that goes to it. The latch may also not be properly grounded due to excessive paint between it and the door, which is why the lights come one when it touches the mating door post.
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Re: 1967 Rear Door Courtesy Light Button Switch

Postby Jcarnes » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks dan will check that out here soon
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