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Instrument Light Socket '67

Looks like the "Gen, Brake, Oil" are all one type of bulb and socket compared to the other 7 bulbs used.

1. Can these be interchanged?
2. How can the "Oil" light be tested if not low of oil at all?
3. Is the "Brake" light for when the parking brake is used?
4. What exactly is the "Gen" light?

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Gen is old school talk. for altinator or charging system. What year are you working on. If I recall all my 69 bulbs were the same in the dash "push in style" and twist in the console.

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Re: Instrument Light Socket

I believe they are all 194ís.

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Looks like the "Gen, Brake, Oil" are all one type of bulb and socket compared to the other 7 bulbs used.

1. Can these be interchanged?
2. How can the "Oil" light be tested if not low of oil at all?
3. Is the "Brake" light for when the parking brake is used?
4. What exactly is the "Gen" light?
Dale - yes in most years all the group of warning lights are the same bulb class. Bayonet base 194's are popular in GM dashes of the period.
To answer your questions:
  • Interchanged with what? You can swap them out for LED equivalents if that is what you mean.
  • All the warning lights on a GM car of the period light up as a self-test, bulb check as the key is moved from the on position through run to start position. Once the car starts these turn off unless there is an issue. The oil switch in the block grounds when oil pressure drops, not necessarily when the oil level is low. So it is not an excuse not to read the dip stick for true oil level.
  • Yes the Brake warning light does double duty. It lights when the Parking Brake, aka Emergency Brake is used, and when the brake system has a pressure failure.
  • The GEN warning light is short for GENERATOR, which is the alternator of a GM vehicle. The GEN light, will light when the vehicle is running and the alternator is not producing power.
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Re: Instrument Light Socket

Looking at the OM, I found this. Same setup that I have. I am just not sure if some of the connectors worked. That's why I was asking about switching them with the other version to test. Also just switch completely over to LED's as well. Thought maybe to have all the same type of LED's vs having two different watts or color.
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Re: Instrument Light Socket

67-68 have tons of issues with grounds, and with the printed circuit board. While these flimsy plastic sheets can be repaired they are relatively cheap and easy to swap out, and fix the majority of connection issues. There is a great sticky in the electrical section on fixing your dash lights. https://www.camaros.net/forums/19-el...ml#post1478005

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