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Title: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364 on November 17, 2021, 01:25:33 PM
Off hand does anyone know of a replacement tail/stop light socket for a 1976 Coupe deVille?
Greg Surfas
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: chrisntam on November 17, 2021, 06:39:21 PM
Rockauto?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/cadillac,1976,deville,8.2l+500cid+v8,1409374,electrical-bulb+&+socket,brake+light+socket,4008
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364 on November 17, 2021, 07:24:48 PM
thanks Chris. This is another case when I had been "overthinking" the issue and forgot the basics.
Greg Surfas
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: chrisntam on November 17, 2021, 09:00:18 PM
Don't forget the 5% discount code...  Just google for it, put it in the "how did you hear about us?" place.
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: MaR on November 26, 2021, 09:05:48 PM
I think you will have to cut the old socket out if memory serves me. There are versions of the replacement sockets that have a two wire connection to the socket so you don't have to rely on the housing connection for the ground.
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 on November 27, 2021, 08:07:58 AM
Here's an OEM one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265354005101?fits=Year%3A1976%7CMake%3ACadillac&hash=item3dc854ca6d:g:IwsAAOSwruRhYj9w#viTabs_0
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364 on November 27, 2021, 12:19:31 PM
Thanks all. Seems the Rock auto sockets look nice but they are too big to fit and I sent them back. I bought a couple of complete buckets with the lenses but they too had bad sockets. Finally bought a single LH bucket with out lenses and the sockets look good but need a bit of freshening up. Good thing I have 4 Cadillacs or otherwise I would have to waste my time having fun.
Greg Surfas
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: Cape Cod Fleetwood on November 28, 2021, 11:45:55 AM
Did you try John Abend?
Title: Re: 76 CdV Tai light socket
Post by: "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364 on November 28, 2021, 12:10:54 PM
I've found a bucket with good sockets so hopefully I am all set
Greg Surfas