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Damm hi-beam indicator bulb!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by diesel4me, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

    Jul 24, 2003
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    Got scolded by a cop last night--seems my hi beams were on,and I wasn't aware,thanks to that little blue bulb not working!..:mad: ..but he didn't even get out of his cruiser,just pulled up alongside of my truck,and said "SHUT YOUR BRIGHTS OFF!!..:blush:

    It must be THE worst bulb to change in any 73-87 GM truck!...I contorted myself into a pretzel,bent my glasses,and finally got my hand on the F'n bulb holder and got it out without dropping it !--but the damm bulb was GOOD! when I tested it !..:mad: ..what a beotch to get at!..I refused to take the whole dash out for one bulb(and likely fubar something else in the process!)..

    I put a new bulb in anyway,and even tried a new socket dewhickey--but it refuses to light up,so I guess the printed curcuit board must be f***** where the contacts go??...wasted a half hour dicking with it,cut my hand up under the dash (I think a previous owner taped razor blades behind the cluster,judging by the way my hand is slashed up!:doah: :mad: )...I'm at a loss as to what to do next...:(

    Maybe I'll look at my wiring diagram,and see what wires run to that bulb--and splice another bulb in to those wires,and put it on the dash where there is a hole already--where you can REACH it to change the bulb!...GRRR!..I hate it when "engineers" design crap like this,and make things difficult to fix..:angry1:
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Jun 23, 2000
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    Fort McMurray, Alberta
    Only takes about 10 minutes to pull the whole cluster out -- Heck of a lot easier than what you are trying to do, lol

    You probally need to spread the little socket contacts down a bit further, and use a pair of pliers to make sure the light is totally locked into it's holder.
  3. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Jun 13, 2003
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    Jersey Shore

    It's more than likely losing it's ground...

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