Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 8th 2020, 6:36pm

Hello, I just replaced my LIM gasket and was reinstalling the doghouse. This is on a 1998 RWD cargo van. When I first pulled the doghouse before the gasket replacement I noticed a lightbulb hanging down.

Bolted the doghouse in and now trying to figure where this little light plugs into. It’s connected to a yellow plug with the tag “SIR” so I know it has something do with passenger side airbag.

Anyone know where this lightbulb goes in the dash? I can’t find a hole for it to plug into and I hate to leave it just flopping around behind the doghouse console. It’s not the console door light. It’s a short length of wire so it cannot reach only 6-8 inches or so from it’s lead from the yellow plug.

I’m stumped, lol!

Thank you for any ideas!
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby AstroWill » October 8th 2020, 7:49pm

Pictures?

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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 8th 2020, 8:19pm

Ok let’s see if I can do this again, lol.

The lightbulb and plug are above the doghouse and look like it would plug in somewhere above the radio or thereabouts.
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 9th 2020, 12:27am

So anybody have any clues, lol?
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby AstroWill » October 9th 2020, 12:45am

Ashtray lamp.

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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 9th 2020, 3:51pm

Thank you for the idea.

I looked and couldn’t find anywhere the lamp would fit in or around the ashtray.
It’s a mystery. I’ll probably just end up either drilling my own hole in the plastic Console to use it as a light for something, lol or just zip-tie it up out of the way.

Maybe my van is the only one that has this light, lol.
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 9th 2020, 4:08pm

Ha!

My bad, I took another look using my phone camera on selfie to look up behind the dash. Found it to the right of the radio covered by a piece of tape. The tape was no doubt there to hold the lamp in place.

Thank you Astrowill for the help!

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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 9th 2020, 4:09pm

Thanks again, mucho appreciated!
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Rod's Trucks » October 9th 2020, 5:04pm

Great that you found the location.
What was the lamp supposed to illuminate? I could not tell from the picture.
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby Maddog [OP] » October 9th 2020, 7:27pm

I guess because of its location it will illuminate the ashtray, or in my case coin/whatever tray. Sometimes I’ll stick a $10 pocket or clip type knife in there.

I just didn’t want to leave the lamp swinging around behind the dash where it could create issues. Evidently the last owner couldn’t figure out where it went either, lol.
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Re: Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system light bulb

Postby AstroWill » October 12th 2020, 2:09pm

You are most welcome! Glad it's back where it belongs :)

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