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Bezel Illumination
#1
I'm looking to replace a burned out bulb on my headlight switch bezel but need some advice on where the bulb is actually located?  I have a 71' Mach 1 and the other bezels illuminate fine.  Thanks.
David
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#2
Hi David,

Pull your headlight switch knob all the way out. Under the switch is a small knob you have to push to release the knob - see video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM90Uqnw0bE

I haven't replaced the globe but I'm pretty sure once you get it out it should be pretty obvious.

Hope this helps.

Shane

PS I found it easier to use a large flat blade screwdriver to get to the release knob.

Adelaide

73 Mach 1
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#3
Yep.  Here's what you would see if your gauge cluster was removed (pardon the mess, we're redecorating... Tongue  )
Top View - Looking down.
Good luck!  


[Image: Light-Switch.jpg]

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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#4
(11-11-2018, 09:39 PM)Butch65 Wrote: Yep.  Here's what you would see if your gauge cluster was removed (pardon the mess, we're redecorating... Tongue  )
Top View - Looking down.
Good luck!  


[Image: Light-Switch.jpg]

Thanks Butch65 - this is perfect...guess i'll need to pull the cluster.  AGAIN!  Big Grin
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#5
crendav-
If you love the experience of pulling the gauge cluster, go for it. Big Grin   My 2 cents- I would just drop the headlight switch as once you've figured out how to pull the switch handle, it's a lot less involved.  Maybe 5 minutes to drop the switch, change the bulb and reassemble.  
Drop me a PM if ya want to talk through it ( and then I'll talk you into LED conversion...)

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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(11-14-2018, 12:41 PM)Butch65 Wrote: crendav-
If you love the experience of pulling the gauge cluster, go for it. Big Grin   My 2 cents- I would just drop the headlight switch as once you've figured out how to pull the switch handle, it's a lot less involved.  Maybe 5 minutes to drop the switch, change the bulb and reassemble.  
Drop me a PM if ya want to talk through it ( and then I'll talk you into LED conversion...)

Butch65,
dropping the switch might be the better route...i've already replaced the switch handle, and replaced the guage lights with LEDs, along with a new circuit board and inst voltage regulator.  Along with bezels and lenzes for all.  UGH.  Never dropped the light switch though - did you get the bezel tool?
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#7
I was too impatient to wait for the tool and found that I had a very large Phillips screwdriver that worked nicely. Tongue I padded the tangs of the end with a piece of painters tape to protect the hardware finish.  Worked like a charm.  


Where did you find replacement bezels ?

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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#8
I was too impatient to wait for the tool and found that I had a very large Phillips screwdriver that worked nicely. Tongue I padded the tangs of the end with a piece of painters tape to protect the hardware finish.  Worked like a charm.  


Where did you find replacement bezels ?

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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(11-14-2018, 02:27 PM)Butch65 Wrote: I was too impatient to wait for the tool and found that I had a very large Phillips screwdriver that worked nicely. Tongue I padded the tangs of the end with a piece of painters tape to protect the hardware finish.  Worked like a charm.  


Where did you find replacement bezels ?

I got them at Mustang's unlimited and CJ Pony Parts.  Replaced the following bezels:
over the glove box
center guage 
main inst cluster

also dash pad, console, pedal trim and pads, door panels (except for the original woodgrain pieces), carpet, steering wheel, original radio...hmm, what else?  Oh, am now replacing headliner.  Having that done though.
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#10
Looking Good!!

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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