After years with no hood light I finally put in a bulb but it doesn't work. Used a known good bulb. Turned on headlight and park light. Still nothing.
It seems the issue is that I don't have a normal looking ajar switch. There is something in the spot where the switch would go, next to the hood latch, but it's just a little 'nub' with no moving parts. It does appear to contact the hood when it's closed.
Is a jam switch w/ big "nut" vs. most door jam switches.
Short plunger = spring etc is bad and not make to be fix other then replacing them.
All jams switches of this type self adjust right after install as you close the door or whatever.
Not actual size may not even fit a Fiero. Just an extra I have. Before initial install, the nut is loose on the tube so wires doesn't get twisted. The plunger pushed in pushes the plastic and 2 contacts off the bottom of outer tube cutting ground to them.
I've Never seen one made to take wet area locations. In Fact Many Doors like Fiero have extra bellows to keep out crap. Most are gone after 20+ years and only the washer w/ a bit of rubber is there.
Note: If nut is bigger then most likely hard to impossible to find. Most of aftermarket only carry parts like above used by millions of cars. Even GM/ACDelco may not have this.
Most of the door jam switch types do experience corrosion and eventually the switch continuity is lost. When the spring is not broken I have had luck restoring operation by cleaning with a fine wire brush. If you need a new one the Fiero Store should have them.
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Hello, If I remember correctly, my old fiero under hood light would only come on when I also turned on the interior dome light with the switch inside, the thumb wheel below the headlight switch. curious if this works for you?
Fiero Turbo NS is on track. Turn on your parking lights and then check to see if the light is lighted. The front compartment light is needed only at night, when you would possibly have the lights turned on.
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Rock Auto has new replacement jam switches for $4-6 if you want to go with another. I just got one for my rear deck lid to operate the trunk light on my 355 kit. Removed the latch switch so I wouldn't have to run the wires under it. Works perfect.
Where is this light located? I was wondering what this switch was for.
A bit off topic, sort of, is that my battery goes dead when I leave the car for about 3 weeks. The trunk light was disconnected when I purchased the car, so I re-connected it. My battery went dead after a few weeks when I did not drive the car. I took it to the East Penn distributor who checked the battery by charging it up with another batter to get juice in the battery, then slow charging it. It worked fine, and kept the charge up when I drove it every few days.
I did not drive the car for more than 3 weeks, and when I went to start it, dead again. Now I think maybe the switch is bad or not adjusted correctly, because it's actually quite difficult to remove both wires from the switch...and why would BOTH be disconnected from the switch?