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Username Post: 1964 impala tail lights        (Topic#374511)
jaws425 
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02-17-24 10:21 AM - Post#2866973    

Can anyone tell me if the tail lights on a 1964 impala are separate turn/brake or are they integrated turn/brake,trying to rewire the vehicle thanks jack



 


pvs409 
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02-17-24 02:05 PM - Post#2866980    
    In response to jaws425

All factory wired impalas have two wires for brake lights, turn signal and taillights to 4 of the 6 tailghts. The 2 center taillights of each group of 3 lights are backup lights with only one wire.

Just buy a factory original wiring harness ( there are 3 harnesses ) from American Autowire . The factory wiring harnesses come with the correct factory sockets to plug into the aluminum tailight housings.
Paul

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pvs409 
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02-17-24 02:11 PM - Post#2866982    
    In response to jaws425

The trunk light harness( for 4 lights) is a separate factory harness that plugs into the harness from the dash next to the drivers side trunk hinge and has 4 factory sockets on the harness( two back up one wire and 2 - 2 wire sockets).


57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
https://paulstensland.com


 
japete92 
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02-18-24 09:21 AM - Post#2866998    
    In response to pvs409

And the subject bulbs are dual filament.

Pete



 
pvs409 
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02-18-24 11:59 PM - Post#2867026    
    In response to japete92

here is the correct bulb chart 1958 to 1965 - from the 348-409 info exchange site

https://www.348-409.com/electrical.html

The 1073 Impala backup bulbs from this chart on Impalas with back up lights are single filament bulbs

Paul

57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
https://paulstensland.com


 
japete92 
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Loc: No. Virginia
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02-19-24 02:28 PM - Post#2867043    
    In response to pvs409

  • pvs409 Said:
here is the correct bulb chart 1958 to 1965 - from the 348-409 info exchange site

https://www.348-409.com/electrical.html

The 1073 Impala backup bulbs from this chart on Impalas with back up lights are single filament bulbs

Paul




Paul,

Were back up lights standard on the Impala?

I ask because I had a 63 Impala (not SS) that I bought in '68. It was a 3 on the tree manual and I do not remember it having back up lights . As I remember, the center 'light' (of the trio of lights) was simply a reflector (my memory may be faulty).

The '63 Impala (not SS) that I bought in 2012 (a 4 speed manual) also did not have back up lights (at least not functioning ones).

Just a question.

Pete




 
pvs409 
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02-19-24 05:21 PM - Post#2867047    
    In response to japete92

I recall that all the impalas I restored ( 8 of them)had a single green wire to each backup light.

Not 100 % sure that all impalas had back up lights.
I have seen lots of back up GM NOS light conversions, I think most of them were for Belair and Biscayne cars.

Paul

57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
https://paulstensland.com


 
Carl1962 
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02-20-24 12:49 AM - Post#2867055    
    In response to pvs409

Back up lamps were standard on all Impala models in 62/63. Back up lamps were also included in the comfort and convenience package fitted at the factory and they were also a separate dealer fitted option and you regularly see the small box full of all the bits for sale on Feebay.

Cheers, Carl.

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japete92 
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02-20-24 10:43 AM - Post#2867064    
    In response to Carl1962

Thanks!!

Pete



 
japete92 
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02-20-24 10:45 AM - Post#2867065    
    In response to pvs409

Thanks!!

Pete



 


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