<VV> !964 Monza Instrument Panel Bulb Replacement
J R Read_HML
hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 26 01:22:50 EDT 2010
Hey Tim! Good meeting you in CR.
The only "restrictor" I know of is the rheostat (sp?) built into the
headlight switch. If it sat in one spot for a long time, that could produce
a (let's call it) "bad" spot. In reality - the only spot that actually
makes the dash lights go on.
First, try just moving the switch left and right SEVERAL times. This may
bring some life back to it. A brief blast of WD40 into the switch would be
plan B. This would be through the triangular hole where the knob stem
enters the switch.
If you don't know how to safely get that knob/stem out of the switch, please
let me know. It is part of the secret Corvair Owner Hand Shake, and I must
get approval from Jamie, Chuck (maybe Scott too), lclc, Seth, and a couple
of others - maybe even Guy - in order to pass that information along. You
SHOULD have a <GRIN> on this particular paragraph.
BTW - you can probably find a headlight switch that will work JF (though not
stock) for $20 or so at your FLAPS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "shortle" <shortle556 at earthlink.net>
To: "Frank DuVal" <corvairduval at cox.net>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> !964 Monza Instrument Panel Bulb Replacement
> And replace every single bulb with new while you are in there. Do it (all)
> once and be done with it. My PG quadrant appears very bright during night
> driving. Was there some type of a "restrictor" or something to reduce the
> intensity of the bulb? This is on my '63 Rampside currently in Iowa.
> Timothy Shortle in CR Iowa
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Frank DuVal <corvairduval at cox.net>
>>Sent: Jun 23, 2010 11:19 PM
>>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>>Subject: Re: <VV> !964 Monza Instrument Panel Bulb Replacement
>>Or have a small handed person reach up behind and replace the bulbs.
>>Very tight, but I used to be able to do it... The sockets snap out of
>>the gages and hang down to where you might see the bulb. They are
>>bayonet style, no push in 194s here.
>>But as Harry says, taking the screws out to move the panel out of
>>position is easy.
>>Harry Yarnell wrote:
>>>Remove instrument panel.
>>>Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 6:10 PM
>>>Subject: <VV> !964 Monza Instrument Panel Bulb Replacement
>>>>How does one get to the instrument panel bulbs to do a bulb replacement?
>>>>I can not find the info in the 1964 Shop Manual Supplement, the Owner's
>>>>Manual, or Internet. Thanks
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