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Username Post: Dome light rewire        (Topic#280046)
usmile4 
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usmile4
Age: 69
Loc: Naperville, Illinois
Reg: 08-12-05
04-22-12 10:33 AM - Post#2217880    

Has anyone ever replaced the socket and switch on the dome light?

This is what I have now:





The wires were twisted together and soldered and they are very brittle, so I'm thinking when I try to get them apart, they are probably going to break off.

I was wondering if I could replace the inner part of the socket with a new plastic part but I was wondering if anyone had ever done that?

Any other suggestions? Thanks for the help.




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Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 

Tscott_1 
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Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
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04-23-12 03:56 AM - Post#2218133    
    In response to usmile4

Hello. I am doing about the same thing to my 51. Went to O'Reilly's and bought a new socket. My switch is still in good condition. After drilling the small spot weld on the old socket the new one epoxyed in just fine. Made it as good as new.
Tom

Tom Scott
1951 Styleline Deluxe 2dr. sedan


 
usmile4 
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usmile4
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04-23-12 04:58 AM - Post#2218144    
    In response to Tscott_1

Did you remove the whole metal socket or just the plastic inside with the two spring clips? Do you have a part number of what you used? I was thinking of trying to bend the two metal clips inside and pulling the socket.

I think my switch is good if I can get the wires apart and then splice a new wire onto the stub.

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 

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