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Offline HFDJR1959

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  • Name: Herman Dick
rewiring 1939 Lasalle tail lights
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:27:26 PM »
Any advice how to take apart the bulb assembly and rewire.  I believe I have a short within the bulb housing.  Seems like either the parking light or the brake light wire insulation has disintegrated  around the little springs that give tension to hold the bulb in place.  If the springs rub against the bulb housing then there would be a short.  The housing seems to be pressed in place, so I don't want to mess it up. 

Thanks,  HD
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1939 LaSalle 2 door coupe

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: rewiring 1939 Lasalle tail lights
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 02:43:07 AM »
Repaired dozens of these. If it's not the wire fraying then the small Bakelite bases may be broken.  These bases with their wire are available. 'Bobs' sell them for the twin or single connectors.

http://bobsautomobilia.com/electrical/page-4/?features_hash=1-1-187-USD
Steve

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Offline HFDJR1959

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  • Name: Herman Dick
Re: rewiring 1939 Lasalle tail lights
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 08:48:29 AM »
Thanks Steve,  I give it a try.
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1939 LaSalle 2 door coupe

Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: rewiring 1939 Lasalle tail lights
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 01:27:42 PM »
Another vendor that sells parts to restore / rewire tail lights etc. is Restoration Supply, Escondido CA.  www.restorationstuff.com

I've redone several lights of all kinds using their stuff.
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1932 Ford V8 Phaeton (restored, not a rod).  Sold
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