Dash Lights

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    I was able to locate and change the bulbs for my dash lights. There Is a small spring that holds them In place, It has become a real project to put the springs back on, has anyone tried something easier than to use the springs again,or Is there an easier way to put the springs back on?

    #409743

    Hi Bob, Do you mean the small coil spring that is made into a circle, like a ring you wear on your finger, but not solid but made of a small diameter coil spring?

    That bulb-retaining method was popular on the Pierce Arrow car. Some headlight reflector designs use the coil spring-ring.

    I have tried using a rubber ‘O’-ring in the place of the spring, but without much success.

    Installing the retaining springs is not easy, i don’t have any suggestions other than the use of more and creative cuss-words. But they rarely help much either.

    Greg Long

    #409843

    Thanks Greg, the problem was the springs that holds the lights In place. My son took a roll of nickels, put electrical tape around the roll, slid the springs on then off. It worked a lot easier than trying to do It with fingers and screw driver.

    Bob

    #409847

    That’s a good idea: A mandrel to roll the spring onto, keeping it stretched and ready to roll back on..

    Greg

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