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How to change the light bulb for the interior light of a Mondial t Cab?

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by AR!, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. AR!

    AR! Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Tried to pry out the plastic cover and already damaged it a little bit. Is there any trick to it? WSM doesn´t provide any help.

    Thanx in advance for all answers!
     
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  3. hank sound

    hank sound F1 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2004
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    Hey AR!,
    I havn't yet taken delivery of "Rachel" (my new t Cab), and I'm already going to learn how to fix something myself. Great fun! Looking forward to an answer to your question.

    Guitar Amps? I'm busy cleaning up my of 65 Ampeg Portaflex B-15 Bass amp. What a sound!!!

    Cheers, Hank
     
  4. AR!

    AR! Formula Junior

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    Hey, you ´re a bass player? Cool :)
     
  5. hank sound

    hank sound F1 Veteran

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    AR!,
    Yeah, a P-bass and congas -- all in the privacy of my living room.
    Don't break that light lens!! It could end up costing a small fortune.
    Hank
     
  6. Alden

    Alden F1 Rookie

    Apr 25, 2010
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    Necropost!

    I also need to get the plastic cover off my interior light at the top of the windshield on my 3.2 (non t) Cabriolet. I am going to direct wire a radar detector into the 12v found in the light assembly.

    Someone already chipped my lens a bit on the right side and I don't want to damage it more or, God forbid, break it getting it out.

    Anyone have any advise on how to remove the cover form the interior light?

    Oh yea, and I am a bass player too, lol!

    Wow, this is my 100th post too!
    Alden
     
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  8. Alden

    Alden F1 Rookie

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    Bumping this up for some info before I try to tackle it and break something!
    Alden
     
  9. 123howie

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    Hi Hank, how is Rachel working out?
     
  10. Alden

    Alden F1 Rookie

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    #8 Alden, Jul 28, 2015
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    How to remove the interior light lense/dome light lense on a Mondial:

    1. There is a metal retention clip on the left side of the lense that you can reach through a cut out in the lense.
    2. Using a small screwdriver carefully push the clip to the right
    3. Carefully remove the lense from the recess left side first.

    The main word here is "carefully."

    I have been told that these lenses are NLA and you are out of luck if you break it.

    Installation is a reverse of the above.

    Install the right side first, then slide the left side into the recess until the clip seats.
    Alden
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  11. DavidJ

    DavidJ Formula Junior

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    Maybe put a LED bulb (lamp?) in the socket so you NEVER have to do this again.
    Not doing mine until it blows out.

    DavidJ
     
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  13. dfranzen

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    Alden

    Great pictures!

    Thanks for also posting in the "Sticky" !
     
  14. Alden

    Alden F1 Rookie

    Apr 25, 2010
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    I know LED's are all the rage right now, and on the home front they save a lot of energy and give long life, but I don't think we are too far away from a lot of folks ripping them out of their "vintage" autos to going back to the "soft glow" of our "retro" incandescents.

    You wouldn't put HID lights on the front of a 1930's Rolls or Packard, would you?

    Also, on some recent cars with computer controlled lighting, the LED's "glow" even when the circuit is not energized from the small current left in the loop.
    Alden
     

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