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REPLACEMENT OF LAMPS IN REAR TAIL LIGHT WIRING HARNESS

1983 Chevrolet Impala • 100,000 miles

I am working on the rear lights for a 1983 Chevrolet Impala. The lens assembly and body work have been removed and I have removed all sockets from the lens assemblies. The lamps are standard twist socket metal base (1157) but the plastic socket assembly is foreign to me. There is a light colored insert around the base and then this and the lamp sets in a socket with the wires attached. Can you provide information and drawings on the removal and replacement of all lamps in the rear tail light wiring harness? Thank you, Walter Krause.
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Wkrause2
May 18, 2012.




HOW ABOUT SOME PICS, AT GOOD ANGLES?

MAYBE SOME CLOSE ONES TOO

MAYBE POINT AT THE ONES IN QUESTION WITH "DIFFERENT COLORED THINGS" LIKE MAYBE A GREEN BODIED PEN, AND/OR A RED BODIED PEN. TO DISTINGUISH WHAT YOU ARE REFERRING TO

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
May 18, 2012.
This is the socket I am talking about.


Tiny
Wkrause2
May 19, 2012.
THIS IS THE TYPE BULBS YOU ARE LOOKING AT---THE ONES WITH THE BLACK PLASTIC BOTTOMS---LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/catalog/search/searchResults.jsp?searchText=bulbs&x=23&y=14

YOU ARE GONNA HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER THE SOCKETS USE BULBS THAT HAVE "ONE ELEMENT" (LIKE FOR A BACK-UP LAMP ONLY) OR "TWO ELEMENTS" (LIKE FOR A COMBINATION RUNNING LIGHT AND TURN SIGNAL"

JUST LIKE YOU ARE USED TO WITH THE "TWIST BULB"

THE SOCKET IN THE PIC SHOWS 2 WIRES GOING INTO IT, I FEEL SURE ONE IS GROUND AND THE OTHER IS 12 V......THIS SOCKET IT DESIGNED FOR A "ONE ELEMENT" BULB

THE OTHER BULBS IN THE LINK, MOST ARE MADE OF GLASS (EVEN THE PART THAT SHOVES INTO THE SOCKET) THE GLASS PART, AT THE BOTTOM, HAS 2 WIRES THAT FOLD UP AGAINST THE FLAT PART, THEY ALSO USE A SIMILAR SOCKET AS IN THE PIC---THE "GAP" IN THE SOCKET IS SMALLER THAN THE "GAP" FOR THE ONE USING THE PLASTIC BASE BULB

IF YOU GO BACK TO " autozone.com " AND PUT IN YOUR CARS INFO AT THE TOP, YOU CAN LOOK UP YOUR BULBS BY INSTALLING BRAKE LIGHT, BACK-UP LIGHT, RUNNING LIGHT, ETC. INTO THE SEARCH BOX. THIS MIGHT AID YOU IN NOT HAVING TO FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
May 19, 2012.

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