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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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64 impala ss console courtesy light

I'm having trouble figuring out how to wire up the rear courtesy lamp on my 64 ss console. I got the American autowire kit but it just has two clips that look like they mount onto the bulb. Is there a fixture or something that goes in place to hold the light and wires? Having difficulty finding pictures of this one the web.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 10:26 PM
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Mine is still oem but looks ever so slightly melted from some point in its life... Still functional though. On mine, the two metal clips you show are attached opposite each other on a black plastic clip, which then snaps nicely into the console hole (your first picture). I find it strange that they wouldn't include that plastic clip. It is instrumental because it prevents ground out from metal on metal. Perhaps you can fabricate one using some ingenuity. Will try and post a picture in a couple days as I'm not home at the moment. Cheers.


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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the reply. Good informafion. So it clips in the rectangular hole right. Can'tseem to find a source for it anywhere. Maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing. Looking forward to a picture. Thanks again.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 10:00 AM
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Indeed... It clips in the rectangular hole. It'll per pretty obvious once you see the pic. I'm home tomorrow so will get one posted. I did a quick search and didn't see a replacement part for sale. Looks like a good candidate for a 3d print project but you'd need a sample clip and access to a 3d printer


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Funny you mention that, I've access to 3d printer and modeling software if you want to provide a sample for me to model it off of! I may be able to do it off a picture and some dimensions if it's not to complex
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Closest picture i've been able to find. Not enough detail to reproduce
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-20-2014, 02:24 AM
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Sorry for the delay... Snagged a couple of photos:

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the Pictures, they are useful. I did some calling around and apparently there isn't a reproduction piece available. I did however manage to snag a console off of Ebay that had the piece in it. I figured i needed a few extra parts to make mine complete anyways.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 02:37 AM
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Nice! Good luck on the rebuild. That light is super annoying because of the surrounding metal but having a donor console will surely help.


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 10:27 AM
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You might try South Side Automotive (aka National Impala Parts). They specialize in cars of this vintage and have a nice collection of NOS and salvage parts. Call them by phone, they work the old fashioned way, person to person.
http://www.sosideauto.com/

If that fails you can cut the clips and wire in an LED light panel, which runs cooler and won't cook the lens.



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