<VV> Taillamp socket

aircooled6 at prodigy.net aircooled6 at prodigy.net
Sat Jul 1 12:49:18 EDT 2006


Look at the one you have closely.  Keep image in head.  Go to nearest  
auto parts store.  They will have a whole area of electrical  
sockets.  There are only 2 or 3 versions of those metal ones.  I  
think they say ford on one and Chrysler/dodge, etc on another and  
universal on the third type. The labels dont specify a year/model,  
just a manufacturer, so you have to look at them.  Only one has the  
tab, but i dont recall which one.  They are fairly cheap.

They snap right in on the lates,  I suspect some minor modification  
will be necessary to make it work on the early lamp.  Shouldnt be too  
difficult unless the lamp is turning to dust.

I have done this same thing on several late models and I just have to  
go look at the socket selection every time because it tends to be  
years between need.

Everett Wilson
North Richland Hills TX

On Jul 1, 2006, at 11:29 AM, Doug Mackintosh wrote:

> My '62 Monza has one taillamp (stop/turn signal) which has been  
> modified by removing the original socket and installing a metal  
> socket which has a ground tab at the end of the housing. The PO  
> spliced this socket into the original harness, and added a spade  
> connector to connect a permanent ground wire to the socket itself,  
> using the tab on the socket.
>   I would like to make this same modification to the other lamp,  
> but I can't find the correct socket. I have read that some old  
> Chrysler sockets might be the correct one, and I have found  
> listings for sockets to fit a 1975 Chrysler Newport (etc) which  
> fits the correct 3/4 diameter hole. But I can't tell from the  
> information whether they have a ground tab or just depend on the  
> snap fit to the housing for a ground path.
>   Who knows the correct ID for the sockets with ground tab?
>   Thanks
> -- Doug Mackintosh
>   Corsa member since 1996
>   Corsa/NC member since 1996,  Virtual Vairs member
>   Corvair owner 1969-1971 and 1996-on
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