Randall Young wrote:
>for a fruitful approach to repairing them. I did something very similar,
>except I used a small piece of copper braid to bridge the gap.
I tried that but found it to be an effort in futility, after melting
sockets (I'm really bad at soldering) 36
bucks for a new complete set of 6 looked like a really good idea.
>BTW, new sockets are available from TRF, et al. However, the new sockets
>(at least the ones I got) require a ground wire that was not originally
>present. IMO using the sockets that take a ground wire (and adding the
>wire) is a good idea ... the ground through the clip and housing is less
>certain and can cause dim(er) tail/brake lights.
I'll let you know how mine are when they arrive.
>Also BTW, using 2357 bulbs rather than the usual 1157 will give you brighter
>brake lights. They only draw 5% more current, so that shouldn't be a
>concern, but they do have somewhat shorter life than the 1157 bulbs (rated
>400 hours on the turn/brake filament, versus 1200 for the 1157). An
>excellent trade-off, IMO.
I hear ya on this one. That's what I'm going to do.
'76 TR6 CF53980UO