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on my 71 wagon, there is a light that is under the dash, running up the steering column. it comes on when the headlights are on, but i can not find where it is supposed to be mounted at. i would take a pic but i have misplaced my phone at some point today so with it being MIA i have no camera.   it takes a single screw .  any help is appriciated.  thanks 

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Is the wiring to this lamp color coded like all of the Datsun wiring?  A solid color + a stripe?  Does that wire enter the wiring harness OR is it "tapped" in somewhere?  I can't think of what it might be factory OEM,, and there should not be any wiring running up the steering column.  I'm guessing you will find it is a solid color wire that someone taped in to the dash lights, turned ON by the headlight switch, perhaps to illuminate an aftermarket gauge or a tach...........

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well it has a red with blue stripe and a black wire which shows the engine compartment light.  but this thing only has 6 inches of slack in the wires.  maybe it is tangled further up under the dash. Sorry about the crappy photo but its all i got.



My car has one of those. It was for illuminating the shift indicator on the column when my car had the Borg Warner automatic transmission.

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