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pancho

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Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« on: October 12, 2012, 01:10:19 PM »
I recently received these interior lights - they look something similar to the GTA interior lights - but they have no switch.

I'm scratching my head - is it a 105 series or much earlier series light 102 series? Same lens as 105 series, same housing - no switch or grab handle.






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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 02:43:48 PM »
I recently received these interior lights - they look something similar to the GTA interior lights - but they have no switch.

I'm scratching my head - is it a 105 series or much earlier series light 102 series? Same lens as 105 series, same housing - no switch or grab handle.








GTC of course, obviously they don't put a grab handle on it or it would pull out of the soft-top....... ;D

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 03:08:04 PM »
GTC - that's a thought!

Is that a fact or guess ???

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 04:09:44 PM »
This is possibly going to sound really dumb, but these type of lights are normally found in GTV/super and berlinas but with the on/off switch coupled with rear grab handles and mounted in the ceiling above the b pillar of sedans and the rear of gtvs, as we all know. My point being that GTC's obviously don't have a hard roof, only a soft top. So how would they have been mounted/wired up. Am I missing something, for I would have thought neither the GTC or spiders could have had such lights. If correct?? It leaves the question begging.
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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 04:23:42 PM »
GT parts manual shows a light without a grab handle as an option but it has a switch on the side...

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 07:28:10 PM »
So therefore it was darkness at night inside the GTC (apart from the dash gauges) - unless there was a spider style rear vision mirror. Garry would know the answer - but I cannot find reference to any roof mounted light in the GTC spare parts book. The closest is the GTA with a switch.

Perhaps it's from a 101/102 series car?

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 08:15:21 PM »
Mind you if you had a GTC, and were out at night, perhaps the illumination of the instruments would have been sufficient as you swooned that gorgeous woman in the passengers seat. Hence no more need for lighting :) might be time to check the books and/ or consult those 101/102 sages over on the BB.
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Gary Pearce

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 10:59:50 PM »
Sorry....no interior lights ever in the GTC. Just the little hella under dash light. Not even door pillar switches.
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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 12:01:15 AM »
Vin taking the pi$$ again...  :D
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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2012, 08:14:42 AM »
Its alright, I'll get him back.

Thanks for confirmation Gary.

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 10:48:22 AM »
This an intriguing question, so discounting vin's deviousness, I went through all the various books  I have. My thinking being could they be from say a giulietta sedan or coupe. I am not going to conclusively say no, and perhaps someone else can chip in. But from the pics I have, and most don't show this part of the car well, I don't think it is from these models. Derek I don't suppose it could be from a early Giulia Ti sedan? Or did all 105s have same setup, apart from the GTC? Could they be from a 2600 coupe/sedan ?
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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
Giulia Ti is the same as the Super. Here is a page from one of my Giulietta manuals. Looks like it uses the same light coloured handles as the Giulia Super/Ti for the Giulietta Ti and Berlina without the switch on the light assembly.


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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 01:32:24 PM »
The early grab handles look almost identical but the early ones are much heavier and the grab handle is about 20% wider. Proof to come later today.

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Re: Any ideas as to what car do these lights fit ?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 09:36:55 AM »
Below are the two types that I have come across. The top one I believe is the early type - these are darn heavy. And then the later type - note the handle differences - wieght difference I have not got handy - I'll check tonight.