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Old 08-30-2004, 04:12 PM
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1969 Camaro idiot lights

Does anyone know where I can find the wire ends, that go into the housing, that holds the bulbs, for the idiot lights on a 1969 Camaro.
I installed a Painfull Wiring Kit, and they gave me the wrong wire ends for the dash idiot lights.
I have the housing and lights, but I need the wire ends that slide into the housing.
Painfull doesn't carry the correct ones, and I ruined the old ones getting them out.
Any ideas?
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Can you snap a photo and upload it, of the old one (even wrecked) So we could compare it?

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I will do that tonight.
It seems as though the '67 and '68 used a circuit board.
The Painfull Harness will fit into the circuit board.
The '69 did not use a circuit board, and the terminal ends actually insert into the receptacle and contact and hold the light itself.
Thanks, and I will get the pics tonight.
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Hi Doc,

Here is a pic of the wire ends that I need, as they would be attached to the bulb and inside the housing.
I have more pics if needed but I can only have one per post.
Just let me know and I will post other pics.

I hope this helps, I have contacted Painfull, Ron Francis, Year-One, D&R Classics, Paddock, Classic Industries, and Radio Shack.

They almost all carry the bulb, but none carry the terminal ends. Some carry the ends on their harnesses, but not separately.

I sure hope you have an idea for a source for these ends.

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[size=3]Doc here

I have checked with my suppliers, tp no avail. I even went to Sylanyina on the connector. No luck. That uses a SYL 168 bulb right?

Some alternatives,

First you might check the boneyards for Cars + or - 5 years of yours, for the whole assembly, cut the wires as far back as you can and splice into your new harness.

Next, You might try Local Auto Electric Shops for the whole assembly. They just might have a few laying around on a shelf collecting dust.

Finally, You may have to "Build" one...
Is the Socket A Ring compression type or a half turn type?

If it's the latter, Get one that's the right diameter for a Printed Circuit Card Type Dash, Measure, Strip the old connector out, and drill 2 holes through the socket, To fit the lamp leads Through the socket.

Feed your wires through the back and solder lightly and carefully to the lamp. Slide the lamp back through the socket and attach the wires with a tie~wrap (lightly) to keep the lamp from sliding forward.

You Can try a search on Amphenol or Molex sites, but without a Part number, It will be a formidable Task.

Hope it Helps!

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Thanks Doc,
It is a compression fitting. The bulb needs to be pulled straight out, using 5/8" tubing for removal.
I think the bone yard might be the right trick.
I might even get a copy of Hemmings and try some specialty yards.
For now, I have enough fairly good ones to get the critical lights, such as turn signals going.
I might also try connecting 2 wires directly to the bulb as you suggested and then use a nylon wire tie behind the housing to hold it.
Thanks for your help.
Jeff
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