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Old 10/24/2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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Re:Taillight restoration

Good Point Paul, I was lucky, The hole in the housing was not oxidized and the sockets went back in as tight as they came out. I used laquer thinner to clean the holes before reassembly. The back of the housing was not painted, and the ground is still good. All lights lit when 12 volts were put to them. I could only test them with a jumper from a car battery since my car is still not wired.
If one did have an oversized hole from oxidation, I think solder would be a good idea, but how would you get good heat without damaging the painted surface on the other side, or to the wires. Another thought would be to leave the sockets in place, clean and tape off the sockets on the painted side. This way you would not interupt the integrity of the continuity.
Mike :-\
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