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Old 07-22-2015, 02:53 PM
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I installed my switches and new wedges. The new set matches up closely to the originals so I figured I was good to go and tossed the old ones out. A tab on the wedge ensures that it can only go in one way.

Now I see that my courtesy lights stay on, and here's why (see the picture). The wedge is about an inch or so above the switch. What gives?
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:26 PM
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Maybe it's just the picture but it looks much thinner than the ones on the cars I've had. It definitely has to line up with the switch.

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Old 07-23-2015, 09:11 AM
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That's just the angle of the photo. The wedge is correct, but the square hole it sits in is high. And the doors are lined up near perfect.
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Are both doors the same way or just the driver's door.

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Both the same. Here's what the new wedge looks like.
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That's so far off it doesn't make sense. I just sold my '66 so I can't check it. Hopefully someone else can check their car.

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Steve just looked at my 64 the wedge is exactly opposite the courtesy light switch. The top of the wedge is 25mm or 1" below the bottom of the top door hinge plate.
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And there's only one style? - i.e. not a Left and a Right wedge?

And if there IS a L. and R. wedge have you got them the correct way around?
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Is it possible that the doors were replaced. Going by the picture in the parts manual it looks like the switch and bumper is higher on '65/'66 doors than on '64 doors. The doors have different part numbers so they must've changed them in '65.

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Wedges are the same L and R. It's not the shape but the location on the door.

John looks like you figured it out. Apparently both doors were replaced. I replaced other panels but not those.

I'll get some hard rubber or solid plastic and make blocks that I can countersink and screw on.
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