What's this (under dash)

Baker7888

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What is this?
 

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69hurstolds

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A lamp, so it appears. Has an "in" and an "out" wire to ground, so I'm betting a small bulb lives inside.

COULD be used for....
....ash tray?
....radio?

Usually, radio lamps just ground themselves to the radio frame and only have one wire to the lamp.

Of course, I'm no help here. Just spitballin'.
 
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Baker7888

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A lamp, so it appears. Has an "in" and an "out" wire to ground, so I'm betting a small bulb lives inside.

COULD be used for....
....ash tray?
....radio?

Usually, radio lamps just ground themselves to the radio frame and only have one wire to the lamp.

Of course, I'm no help here. Just spitballin'.
Oh weird, okay. It was just hanging under the dash so i'd like to put it back where it belongs. Trying to clean things up
 

69hurstolds

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Not sure, but those wing things on the tube appear like they may be some sort of clip(s) that snap into something and the little port on the tube directs the light to a single point. I'm leaning ash tray, but A/G bodies are full of surprises. I don't mess with the radios that much, and all my G-bodies are console cars and don't even come with an ash tray under the radio.

Exactly where is it hanging down at? If in the center, I'd say ash tray. That's the best guess I got.
 

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ELCAM

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Ashtray light, there should be a fiber optic cable that goes from that to the top of the ashtray mounting frame.
 
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pagrunt

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Not sure, but those wing things on the tube appear like they may be some sort of clip(s) that snap into something and the little port on the tube directs the light to a single point. I'm leaning ash tray, but A/G bodies are full of surprises. I don't mess with the radios that much, and all my G-bodies are console cars and don't even come with an ash tray under the radio.

Exactly where is it hanging down at? If in the center, I'd say ash tray. That's the best guess I got.
It clips to an opening on the ashtray mounting plate (both versions, the slide out & pull down types.) There's an opening in the dash in that location to allow it to pass thru to attach to the mounting plate.
 
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