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2 License Plate Lights?

Greekman

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Parker, Colorado
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'67 327/350-'73 LS4-'76 L48-'79 L82
I was under my '79 today and saw something that had me totally stumped! At the rear of the car underneathe between the spare tire housing and the rear bumper there was another license plate light assembly that was ON? I had just replaced the license plate light bulb last week so I looked at the plate area to see if I had put in in backwards? No, didn't do that. There are actually two there, one behind the bumper and one into the bumper for the license plate.

Could this extra light assemply be for the spare tire area? If so is it switched or what. I still don't believe I saw this today.

I took the bulb out until I can determine what this is for?

Any thoughts would be appreciated so I know I am not losing my mind!

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Greekman

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'67 327/350-'73 LS4-'76 L48-'79 L82
Afer posting this message I had to go out into the garage again to check. There are two, the one behind the bumper next to the spare tire carrier is bolted to the crossmember of the rear bumper.

The license plate light still lights up (I took the bub from the just found assy).

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1979toy

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Wichita, KS
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Red on Red 1979 L-48
The second one is the spare tire light, so you can find the lock in the dark. It comes on every time the interior lights are on.
 

Greekman

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Thanks 1979toy. Boy do I feel dumb or should I say uninformed. That was the only possibliy I thought it maybe.

I did read the original owners manual from front to back and didn't remember reading about it. I would think they would cover all available options on the car. I just have never heard of such an option before. Now I have.

I must say this is why I am on this board, because its members are a wealth of information and willing and happy to share it with other Corvette Lovers.

Thanks,

PS:I better go put the bulb back in.

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melsy

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Delray Beach,Florida
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2003 Red Z06
When first went to the rear rubber duckie in 1974, there were 2 license plate lights. After that they switched to a single license plate light and somewhere along the line installed a light to see the spare tire lock which comes with the interior light.:confused
 

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