Rod Serling is in my trunk
I have a 69 vert and I have been working on all the big issues for the past couple of years. Now I am starting to focus on the little things. I noticed my car was ordered with the light group, but I never saw a wire from the trunk lid. I found it tucked inside the bracing. So, I have a orange wire with a connector from the harness to the taillights. The wire I pulled from the trunk lid is blue and has a white connector that plugs into the orange wire.
Here is where it gets weird. I have 12v constant power at the orange wire. When I plug in the blue wire, I have power to the other end by the light bulb holder. Removing the bulb, I have power at the receptacle, and I can tilt the receptacle emulating the closure of the trunk lid and when closed, I have no power. Tilt the bulb holder up and I have 12v. So that tells me the mercury switch works. But, I cannot get the bulb to light. I even attached the bulb holder to the trunk lid to ensure it was properly grounded.
I don't get it. Power all the way to the socket, but the bulb won't light. It has to be something simple that I am not getting.
Torque (tork), n: 1. The tendency of a force to rotate the body to which it is applied. 2. See also: GTO