Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Keswick, Ontario, Canada
Re: New rear tailight socket
I'm sorry Jerod, but I'm not understanding your description.
I have attached a couple of pics from my taillight socket. This may help the conversation.
Notice that there are two metal strips inside the socket. Also notice that there is a metal ring on with two tabs opposite each other. The metal ring with the tabs is the ground.
On the light bulb the two metal round contacts will line-up with the two metal strips at the bottom of the socket. The ring will be used to retain the light bulbs by it's pins and act as ground through the tailight housing.
This is the original traillight socket allowing running lights as well as brake/turn signal to be accomplished from the same bulb.
There is not really much variation that can occur.. I can't imagine where and what the third wire is doing unless it is a auxillary ground wire. Put there just in case you need to get ground from somewhere other than the tailight housing itself.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
383 SB, AFR 195 Heads, 670 Holley, Doug Thorley Tri-Y Headers, Lunati "Voodo" roller cam, Weiand 8150 Intake, Scorpion Edurance Rockers, 700r4, Eaton Posi with 3.73 gears, Front Discs, Summit Legend 5 - 15" with BF Goodrich TAs
Last edited by cadmanof50s; Mar 15th, 12 at 06:17 AM.