Figure 16-22. Stoplight Switch Configuration
c. Parking Lights.
pedal. Other models use a switch that is actuated by the
hydraulic line pressure.
(1) The smaller lights used for parking
sometimes are located immediately above or below the
16-16. Other Lights.
a. Instrument Lights. Ordinarily, indirect lighting is
(2) Side lights sometimes serve as parking
used for the instrument lamps, which light whenever the
lights, in which case, a separate housing is used.
lighting switch is in any of the ON positions. Many cars
are equipped with an instrument panel lamp switch so
(3) A smaller lamp, located within the main
that the instrument panel lamps can be turned off when
headlight and above the main headlight lamp, frequently
has been used to provide a parking light. A 4- or 6-
candlepower lamp, or smaller, is used for a parking light.
b. Dome Lights. Practically all closed motor vehicles
make use of dome or tonneau lights. These ordinarily are
controlled by means of a switch on the body post near
Figure 16-23 Typical Stoplight System