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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 11, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

Help! I have some bulbs burnt out (turn signal indicator, etc). So I removed the speedo & tach covers and the bulbs are starring right at me but I can't remove. They sit within this little square box that no human being has fingers small enough to grap and pull. I bought new bulbs #194 to see how they are affixed and it looks like they slide in and out. Is there a special tool? I'm afraid needle nose pliers will break the glass.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 11, 04:17 PM
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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

If you have very skinny arms and hands, a 1/4 turn they come out from the back, And the double jointed wrist.

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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

I have my dash ripped apart so I went out and checked. Those are buggers, but a needle nose did the trick. Just squeeze the pliers a little beyond what feels comfortable and they pull right out. If it does break the bulb, no biggie, and then you'll have something substantial to grab. Those are spade type bulbs on a 69 and are push-in pull-out type, no 1/4 turn.


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 11, 04:55 PM
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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

Kind of correct, the bulbs pull out of the socket, the socket is the 1/4 turn, use some tape on the needle nose, or a small piece of vacuum tubing???
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 11, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

They are not the 1/4 turn socket type. I will rig the needle nose with some tape or whatever and give it a yank.

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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

There is a way to get the indicator light assembly out from behind the dash carrier and then the bulbs stick past the holdder. I don't think the effort is worth it. I think I'd try to push some vacuum hose or rubber tubing over the buld and pull it out instead.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 11, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

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I actually pulled that out but the bulb location didn't change at all.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 11, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dash Indicator Light Bulbs

FYI.....The needle nose with tape on the ends worked like a charm. Bad news is that 3 of the idiot lights that were not working (gen, temp & oil) didn't have bulbs because the socket terminal clips have been broken. Looks like I'll be on the hunt to replace that rack. Any ideas on where I might locate one.

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