REPLACEMENT OF LAMPS IN REAR TAIL LIGHT WIRING HARNESS
1983 Chevrolet Impala
May, 18, 2012 AT 9:23 PM
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.
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