Q: Cornering Lights (parking lamps)
I was reading through my Classic Industries catalog and noticed a “front light harness” which mentions …”with cornering lights”. Pardon my ignorance but does this mean that the lights mounted under the headlights are parking lights only? Do they “flash” when the indicator is set or is a different assembly required ?…Why “cornering lights” ?
A: The “cornerning lights” werent really that…. It was a 2 lamp turnsignal/parking /sidemarker lamp that had an extra single filament bulb on the rear portion of regular housing. If you look at all the 1968 front lenses youll see a partition in the lense for 2 seperate bulbs.
This was not the same as other models cornerning lamps such as the Bonnies and GTOs. It was merely an extra parking lamp which helped for a side marker. It operated only when headlamps or parking lamps were on.
It was not an option as some people think. It was standard equiptment for all models of 68s. It was phased out sometime around early Sept.67. Probably a matter of suppliers keeping up with demand. It was a running change so its not clear cut as to when it was phased out. I ve seen some orginal cars built with the provisions (extra wire and socket was clipped off and taped back into harness.) Parts book makes note of this telling service replacement to do the same. Ive had several cars built late into Sept without 2 lamp front lights and some in the 1st week of Sept that have the 2 lamp. From this I would say perhaps the early Sept cars were the last of them.