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Username Post: automotive electrical - those little rubber boot things...        (Topic#375160)
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06-06-24 01:41 PM - Post#2870589    

Automotive electrical.

those little rubber boot things... like, the ones with a hole in the back that slide over a wire in the center and then the bigger opening slides over a small light housing? It is like a mini shifter boot, but for electrical wiring?

Anyone know what those are called?

I've found terminal covers, boot covers, shifter boots, all sorts of things while searching but I have not hit on the right terminology yet.

Anyone know what they are called? I am trying to buy some.

I bought a vintage automotive light, was checking it out, pulled the old rubber one off of the back of the light to look at something, I was putting it back on and it disintegrated... cuz, old stuff is fun and all that.

Thanks, hopefully someone knows what I am talking about. :D



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06-09-24 11:42 AM - Post#2870695    
    In response to Woogeroo

maybe search oem type wire harness parts.

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06-10-24 11:16 AM - Post#2870737    
    In response to Woogeroo

Google "wiring boots" then click on images.

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06-10-24 01:49 PM - Post#2870744    
    In response to Don57

rubber grommet

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06-12-24 04:08 PM - Post#2870812    
    In response to WagonCrazy

Yep, the terminology I needed was 'wiring boot'.

some other variations for folks in the future:

wire boot

Brake light rubber boot

Tail light rubber boot

light socket boot


Thanks for the replies folks.


Edited by Woogeroo on 06-12-24 04:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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06-15-24 11:01 AM - Post#2870894    
    In response to Woogeroo

would a 1 wire alternator boot work for you? you can get those on ebay


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