1. Aron Gleason

    Aron Gleason Well-Known Member

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    on my 67 coronet I'm having a hard time getting the parking light bulbs out. I dont want to break the bulbs as they still work, but when I try to push the bulb in the socket to twist it out. Its like the socket is frozen. Any suggestions?
     
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    Had it happen many times. I have taken pliers to smash the glass and then used needle nose pliers to grab and twist the brass bases out. Clean the socket with a small wire brush and penetrating oil, and use dielectric grease on the new bulbs to prevent the corrosion from happening again. But you are going to need new bulbs......:)
     
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    • BB BELLA

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      you could try soaking with penetrating oil for a day if you want to wait but Big Bad Dad has the tried and true method!
      anybody with a boat trailer before led's has some experience at it!
       
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      • Aron Gleason

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        Thank you. I'm in no rush so I'll use Penetrating oil to get them loose.
         
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        When you finally get the bulb out, get a Dremel wire brush bit. It fits perfectly inside the socket. It will remove years of built up crud. You don't need an actual Dremel tool, a regular drill will work just fine.

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        • Aron Gleason

          Aron Gleason Well-Known Member

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          Thats a very good idea. Thank you
           
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