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Old 05-13-2012, 10:13 PM
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Where is a good place to buy the all metal push in sockets? The ones they sell now are plastic and IMO are junk. And if you f. ind th.e metal ones they don't tight enough to ground. I tried buying the dual wire set that you can put in your old socket but the wires just turned so the bulb made no contact. They are for the front markers on a 49 chevy 2dr sedan.

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I got mine from NAPA

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...469_0366059411
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I have had to take the Napa metal sockets grind most of the metal fingers and flange off then drilled out the hole in the tail lite housing and brazed the socket to the housing on a couple of different conversions, it depends on the size and shape of the housing. If you are lucky you can just drill out the hole and pop them in, sometimes the direction of the bulb filliment makes the light look better or to have both lights look the same at night. If you can take out the glass to change bulbs i like to solder a spot to the pop in socket to make sure I have a good ground,
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One problem I have had with the original metal sockets is the new light bulbs don't want to fit. They have a large lip at the top of their metal base right at that glass portion that hangs out and hits the metal sockets clips that hold it in the hole. I have had to carefully file light bulbs as well as sockets to get them to work.

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I've had to adjust the fingers on some of the sockets, but I've never brazed them in....... might make changing bulbs later intresting.
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Thanks guys! I took everyones advice and robbed the one out of my chevelle since its not going anywhere soon. I massaged the fingers on them and it fits nice and tight. Thank again.
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Good to hear you got it sorted out
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I had the same problem, I visited the junk yard and got some origional sockets, anytime you see china any where on a package, you WILL have problems with the contents of that package
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