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Issue with dome light

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Sorry to keep coming back with nonsense yall. I’m genuinely confused right now.

My 1989 240SX SE (hatch) has a spot for a dome light, but it didnt come with the dome light when I bought it. Idk what the last guy did with it. So I bought one that’s supposed to be for my car.

The one I initially bought worked fairly well, other than the fact that it doesnt turn on unless the doors are open no matter how I orient the switch. But one issue… The screws don’t line up with the roof! Wtf!

So I researched further. Turns out, I was wrong - my specific year 240SX uses the same dome light as the D21/Nissan pickup. So I bought that one. The screws line up… but now the connector doesn’t fit! Wtf again!

The D21 dome light is a 3-prong connector. My car is fitted with a 2-prong connector. I have no idea how this happens, but I’m wondering if anyone can help me see what I’m missing here. Sorry if this is a stupid post but I’m stumped.

Check out these pictures to see what I mean:

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D21 dome light is 3-prong. My car is only compatible with 2-prong.

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D21 dome light on the right, S13 coupe dome light on the left.

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S13 coupe dome light connects and (kinda) works, but does not line up with the screw holes in the roof

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D21 dome light lines up and fits perfectly but does not connect to 2-prong

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This is what my roof looks like. I didnt modify anything

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Different angle of the S13 coupe dome light

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Another angle.
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Did you ever end up figuring this out?
No nothing yet unfortunately, I pretty much just connected the S13 coupe light and lazily tucked it behind the headliner. It doesnt look good but at least I kinda get light, but only when the door’s open lol I’ll figure something out later, right now I’m dealing with a bad overheating issue that keeps coming back
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