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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 04, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought 2 new back up lamp sockets from Rick's First Generation to replace my factory sockets which were rusted and broken. I have the new ones wired (single filament) but the socket will not lock in place in the tail light housing. Any body else had this problem? If so, how do you or can you fix it? Could it possibly be wrong sockets (they look almost just like the old ones)? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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That is the problem with buying the replacement sockets. I never could get them to stay in too. I usually replace the whole wiring harness because they have the correct sockets. Also that is because when I wire a car the old harness is in bad shape.

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I chose rather to go to kragens and pick up a set and flaired out the clips a bit. They stay nice and tight in the sockets.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 04, 08:28 PM
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Did you try to take the old ones apart? I just did on mine and 3 out of the 4 work good now. I have to tweak the right t/signal yet. You move the wire and it goes out but I should be able to fix it w/out buying repro. It just takes a small stand screw driver to pop the innards out.

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