<VV> Taillamp socket

Marc Sheridan 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.

Marc Sheridan

From: <aircooled6 at prodigy.net>

> Doug,
> 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

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