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65 Instrument Cluster Lamp Socket
« on: June 05, 2019, 08:11:56 PM »
Have a 65 Mustang instrument cluster and am having hard time keeping the oil and alternator lamp socket in the cluster. Socket will stay in place until you move the cluster, then it falls out. What do you do to keep the socket inserted in the cluster? Replace socket with something that fits tight, glue it in or something really drastic?
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Re: 65 Instrument Cluster Lamp Socket
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 08:39:13 PM »
does it have little prongs on it? If so they can gently be bent outward.
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Re: 65 Instrument Cluster Lamp Socket
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 08:45:18 PM »
Its the plastic socket with two wires. It has segmented areas that used to create holding friction but over time, the metal to plastic has eroded the socket and it will not stay in place. Think its .625 diameter. The metal sockets have the tabs and they are holding strong. The plastic socke4ts are the problem.
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Re: 65 Instrument Cluster Lamp Socket
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 08:49:07 PM »
Do they fit in and turn to lock?
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Re: 65 Instrument Cluster Lamp Socket
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 09:01:44 PM »
Nope, just press fit. Here is a picture of the rascal.
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