We now manually approve all new user accounts due to a large influx of spam bots. Accounts are normally approved within 48 hours.

If you need any help with using this Wiki, please ask here: Wiki Submission Forum

Glovebox Light

Jump to: navigation, search
The Ford Mondeo hit our roads in 1993, and has consistently been a sales success. Now on its 4th incarnation, it remains a drivers favourite.
For more information, visit the Ford Mondeo forum on, the definitive resource site covering all Fords from the present day to the 1970's.

Fordwiki infobox.png
Overview Guide
Ford Model: Mondeo
Petrol/Diesel: ????
Estimated Cost: ????
Difficulty? ????
How long does this take? ????

All Mk3 Mondeos have a glovebox light, which is a 501 wedge bulb. You may think yours does not: here's what to check:

  • The glovebox light only operates when the glovebox is opened and the sidelights or headlights are on.
  • The bulb is rather exposed and may have been broken by someone carelessly putting something in the glovebox. Don't copy my example and find the shattered glass remains with your finger: get your head down in the footwell and look up at the socket, which is top front centre of the aperture. Alternatively, use a mirror. If there is a smashed bulb in there, use extreme care in removing it: you don't want glass or tungsten splinters.
  • Of course, the bulb could simply have blown. It's the same type as the footwell bulbs, so you could switch with one of those to test.