Glove Box Light or Lack of One

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    Question Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    I have a new 2008 Trailblazer SS 3SS with everything.

    It seems that GM has failed to provide a glove box light. No huge deal, but I would like to add one. I started looking at every Trailblazer forum I have joined or have found.

    I cannot find a GM part or even an aftermarket part.

    I thought with the wide scope of this forum someone might be able to help me locate something.

    I would also like an under hood light which also seems to have gone the way of the Dodo.

    Thanks,

    tjl

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    http://store.diyhut.com/taponliglika.html

    3M tape and batteries not included.

    Here's an LED one:
    http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...egoryCode=3092


    Not sure if it will fit in the glove box though.
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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    Our $45,000 SRX didn't have one in either of the two glove compartments. Lame.

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    im not sure if many cars come with glove box lights anymore. i no my friends 98 cavalier has one and my old 2000 blazer had one. but all the new gm cars that i no people that have dont have one.

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    Quote Originally Posted by DuSpinnst View Post
    Chrysler's still have them. I have to disconnect them when we take out (and leave out) glove boxes on test mules (to keep the battery from being drained).

    I should check if my Corvette has one...
    The 300C had a very nicely finished glove-compartment. It was a nice surprise to have lining in there. Cadillac has the same cheap plastic that Chevy has. Makes no kinds of sense.

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    It unfortunate how less and less cars are having glove box lights.

    Side note:
    The Astra has one fore the huge glove box

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    Our 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer (top model with all options) doesn't have a glove box light either. Our IS350 and Taurus both have lights in their glove boxes.
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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    This happened with the Grand Am, as well. I believe that the last generation Grand Am, for the first few years, had glove box lights, as well as a lockable one, but after a certain year, they pulled those options.

    They also debadged them and replaced the cladding on the doors with the Alero's doors.

    Cost-cutting sucks.


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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    I THINK the early 2002 trailblazers had underhood lights and glovebox lights......

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    I posted over on a trailblazer forum... this was a reply.....

    My LS has glovebox, underhood and courtesy lights, and it's a mid-year 11-2001 production. I think pretty much all 2002s came with those lights.



    so they were available briefly....

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    I loved the older Suburban's that had the engine compartment light that had a cord with a magnet on it. If you ever got a flat, all you had to do was take the light and bring it to which ever one you were working on!

    I have to admit, Dodge/Chrysler is doing a splendid job with their lighting. Even on our Caliber, the cupholders are lit. It has a cool rear dome light that can be removed and double as a flashlight. Pretty inovative and cool!!

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    I bought a new 2008 Impala LTZ - top of the line V-6 model.

    No glovebox or underhood light. GM "cheaped-out" on numerous areas of the car.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Glove Box Light or Lack of One

    I posted over on a trailblazer forum... this was a reply.....

    My LS has glovebox, underhood and courtesy lights, and it's a mid-year 11-2001 production. I think pretty much all 2002s came with those lights.
    I made the mistake of remarking about no glovebox light on a Malibu thread.. . this was a typical reply...
    Quote Originally Posted by plane View Post
    Have you driven a Malibu?
    Have you ridden in a Malibu?
    Is pulling items out of your glove box your primary activity while driving a car?
    I'm trying to get a feel how much of a deal-breaker this is for you.
    Not that there are map lights two and half feet away, the glovebox is at least 8 inches deep after all.
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