Holes in A pillar

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Holes in A pillar

Postby duaneo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:48 pm

Folks,

This isn't my truck (Mine is a 71 in a lovely shade of gold) but the picture here:

http://www.wheatfarm.com/f100/pictures/ford2.jpg

shows what I'm talking about. In the A pillar below and to the left of the dome light switch, there is a hole for mounting something. It looks like a 7/8" hole with a couple of screw mounts on either side. I've seen what looks like a blank plate mounted there. Is it a contact for electric power inside the door?

Do you know what it's for? I'm totally curious.

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Duane
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Re: Holes in A pillar

Postby TNPEEWEE55 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:15 pm

That hole is for the AMBIENT SENSOR SWITCH.
I have one on my 72 F100 Ranger.

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Re: Holes in A pillar

Postby duaneo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:53 pm

IIIIIIInteresting! What system is it a part of?

Ironically that's right next to where I stuck the exterior temp sensor for my fancy-dancy clock/inside temp/outside temp/voltage device.

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1968 Chevrolet Impala - Family car since 1970, My car since I was 16, in need of bodywork/paint, but otherwise straight.
2004 Mini Cooper S - Daily driver and grown up go-kart

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Re: Holes in A pillar

Postby BobbyFord » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:55 am

duaneo wrote:IIIIIIInteresting! What system is it a part of?

Ironically that's right next to where I stuck the exterior temp sensor for my fancy-dancy clock/inside temp/outside temp/voltage device.

Thanks,
Duane

http://www.fordification.com/library/ma ... temId=6323

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Re: Holes in A pillar

Postby duaneo » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:39 am

Illuminating reading! Thank you sir!

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Duane
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