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Posted By: Cozsum 1957 Chevy 3100 Dome light - Mon Jun 15 2020 06:19 PM
HI,

Having a hard time removing the dome light in my 57, I removed the lens, 2 screws but cant seem to figure out how to remove the bulb socket from the wires. There are 2 black wires that go to the bulb base which is attached to the housing. Dont have a picture, but will see if I can get one. BTW I thought the wires should be orange and white?

Thx
Posted By: bartamos Re: 1957 Chevy 3100 Dome light - Mon Jun 15 2020 07:11 PM
Cut the wires and splice in the new dome light. Click [classicparts.com] or replace all the wire.
Wiring diagram says ORN and WHT but who knows what has been done by previous owner. Does not make any difference which new wire/color goes to which existing wire/color.

BUT not sure what the problem is.
Trying to get the whole assembly out to replace with a new one and the wires are holding you back?......or can't get the socket housing to come loose mechanically
Posted By: Cozsum Re: 1957 Chevy 3100 Dome light - Wed Jun 17 2020 02:57 AM
Hi,

Thanks, just trying to stop the cab to send it to the body shop. I have attached a picture. I’m trying to avoid cutting it if possible, but if that’s the only way I’ll do it. Weird that it doesn’t just unclip

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Posted By: Rusty Rod Re: 1957 Chevy 3100 Dome light - Wed Jun 17 2020 03:30 AM
The light fixture part looks like it's crimped on. Can you wiggle it?
Posted By: bartamos Re: 1957 Chevy 3100 Dome light - Fri Jun 19 2020 02:02 AM
Nothing wrong with cutting the wires. Leave enough for reattachment. Attach something to wires to be able to retrieve them as they fall down. You can try taking the bulb out, then rotating the black contact insulator (bayonet pin), and push it out the front and see if that does anything useful.
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