Kryssaira
Kryssaira
4/25/21 8:06 p.m.

We're restoring a '71 javelin sst and one of the front blinker sockets is dead. We have a replacement, but we can't get the old one out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
4/25/21 9:05 p.m.

pictures?

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/25/21 9:15 p.m.
Kryssaira said:

We're restoring a '71 javelin sst and one of the front blinker sockets is dead. We have a replacement, but we can't get the old one out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Rotate the socket in the lens counter-clockwise a quarter turn, then pull out. Use some lube if needed.

Kryssaira
Kryssaira New Reader
4/27/21 6:56 p.m.

The problem is the socket has been welded to the frame.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
4/27/21 8:53 p.m.

In reply to Kryssaira :

If actually welded, use a finger sander or other implement to grind away the weld.

 

Edit to say: it seems a bit weird that you are restoring an entire car but a single "stuck" light socket is giving you so much pain.  Some pics would help so we can help.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
4/27/21 9:08 p.m.
Use some lube if needed.

Hey now.  

Kryssaira
Kryssaira New Reader
4/30/21 7:14 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr : she's almost done. Just a few minor things before being re-chromed and painted. They did manage to get the socket out, but slightly cracked the housing.

 

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