<VV> Taillamp socket
sheridanma at adelphia.net
Sat Jul 1 13:44:12 EDT 2006
According the Tech Guide, the NAPA numbers for the late model sockets are
LS6469 for the tail lights and LS6465 for the back up lights. I took those
numbers to my NAPA store and got metal sockets with the grounding tab. I
have had no grounding problems since and I don't use the grounding tab since
the metal sockets ground very well without it.
From: <aircooled6 at prodigy.net>
> 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?
>> -- Doug Mackintosh
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