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Username Post: Console courtesy light        (Topic#364067)
995jim 
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995jim
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01-21-21 09:38 AM - Post#2812544    

Hi, i need to replace the electrical bulb holders at the rear of the console of my 65’ impala as they have disintegrated. Does anyone know if these are available somewhere ?
Thanks jim

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 


66cayne 
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01-21-21 09:58 AM - Post#2812548    
    In response to 995jim

do you mean the two metal clips that hold the bulb? I know they are available as part of a wiring harness assembly.



 
65_Impala 
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Reg: 12-29-02
01-21-21 10:02 AM - Post#2812549    
    In response to 995jim

The common name for that bulb type is festoon maybe that will help find something that will work. I have never seen that exact clip type for sale before.



 
995jim 
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995jim
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01-21-21 02:09 PM - Post#2812561    
    In response to 66cayne

yes Im looking for the 2 clips that hold the bulb. I guess I will have to get a harness otherwise. That harness is on backorder from my usual supplier, of course thats my luck.
thanks jim

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 
docjns1 
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01-21-21 04:52 PM - Post#2812574    
    In response to 995jim

Those bulbs ( #211, 212) were commonly used in the overhead dome lamps well into the 80's by many manufacturers. While the originals are crimped to the wire ends and snap into place, you may be able to find a used dome lamp with similar clips to use and splice the wires as necessary. Some also used a cupped (dished) clip at both ends of the bulb rather than our originals.

Steve
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'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


Edited by docjns1 on 01-21-21 04:58 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Motown_mtrhd 
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Loc: Grand Blanc Mich
Reg: 12-22-15
01-23-21 08:49 AM - Post#2812731    
    In response to 995jim

Iv'e had an idea on those also. Since no one can see if it's gennie, why not just pilfer a LED set up from another late model vehicle or buy a dome light kit and just adapt it in? Whats your thoughts? Now lets talk about how those expensive replacement lenses don't stay in place either...

Steve, 65 SS numbers 396,TH400 A/C Lots of power options. 1970 Chevelle, LS-LQ9 Tremec 5 spd,nuthin stock left. Drop Top . 34 Chevy 350 TPI,38 Chevy coupe.


 
995jim 
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01-23-21 04:11 PM - Post#2812770    
    In response to docjns1

well after your dome light idea I took a look at my wagon parts car and low and behold there is still a dome light with those clips. Not sure what the value of that dome light is as a selling point but thanks for the idea.

Jim

65' Impala SS, 65' Belair, 89' Silverado Z71, 95' Silverado Z71, 12' Silverado, 15' Silverado LTZ, 16' Tahoe LTZ


 
rick1965 
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Loc: joliet ill
Reg: 12-07-16
01-23-21 10:45 PM - Post#2812794    
    In response to Motown_mtrhd

i have the same problem with the lens in my 4 speed console , wont stay put either.



 


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