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Dash bulb connector troubles

[IMG]I am having a time with several dash bulb connectors. The spring in the wire which keeps the connection with the bulb snug is forcing the metal grounding/retention clip out of the plastic end of the wire. Has anyone else had this problem or know of a solution? The bulbs are going into the speedo and tach of a 73 vette.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:07 PM
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if I am looking at it right, two prongs are the ground for the bulb and the other two clip into the plastic. I would just use epoxy where the tangs push into the plastic. As long as you have a contact , electrical for the bulb and the ground on the circuit board, gluing will work
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Yeah - you are looking at it right. I can try epoxy and see how that works.
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That would be the way I'd go at it . You might also put some epoxy on the flat area between the socket and back socket side of the contact, sandwiched.. Those lights are fairly much a standard size and a back up plan might be this, unless the bulb is the long instead of round.


http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Gauge-...-Kit,4167.html
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Many thanks! I will try the epoxy idea first but the link is what I was looking for. Happy Thanksgiving.
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