Illuminated Glove Box on 2021 MY

CJJon

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no. I'm sorry, but you miss the point either way. The thread is not to rant in vain about cost savings in general. This is clearly inevitable and not something we can impact. I guess it's safe to say that it's healthy for the industry in general. Neither the thread is about all the different ways humans can use to emit some light somewhere. Believe me, I know what a flashlight is, and I'm capable of searching Amazon myself. And yes, I know what money are and how they work.

This thread is about DIY methods to achieve the same (or almost the same) as factory illumination on pre-2021 models. I.e. without clumsy bolt-on options which are sub-par by definition. (They take space and require extra effort to turn them on or off.)

So far, it looks like the part number found by @Bikeman315 was spot on, and I'm thankful for that. Now I need to figure out the wiring. But I'm ham-fisted so I would rather prefer the dealer or independent shop do this for me. Thus, no update from my side yet. But I will get there, eventually.

While I appreciate your sense of humor, it certainly does not contribute to staying on topic. It does however bump the thread up, so please keep going.
If you can't get someone to install or it is too expensive, hit me up and I can help you out.

I have the light in my 2020, swapped out the bulb with a red led, so I have some experience with it. The wiring should be trivial. I have the service manual too for reference.





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This is a great find. But, does anyone know if the wiring is there for a 2021?
Personally, I would prefer a light in the glove box.
You just need 12V. Even if there's no factory wiring all you need to do is find an always on 12V li e and tap I to it. It's really incredibly easy to do.
 

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Yes, everything other than the recline which is still on a lever.

Forward / back.
Up / down (height).
Up / down (base tilt).
In / out (lumber support - drivers only).

No heating or cooling and no memory.

WD :like:
Dang, didn't know that, or I would have ordered Recaros too. :-/
 

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Way back in 2010, I bought an F150. There was no light in the center console. I used a mercury switch, which I removed from a low voltage heating thermostat. I used a small strip of LED lighting and ran that in line with the switch and a 12 volt source from the fuse box. The mercury switch was installed in the cover of the console in such a way the switch would open when the console cover was closed and vice versa. It worked quite well. I sold the truck several years later and the lighting was still going strong. 👍
 

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