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1947 Custom Super Clipper Reading lamps bulb replacement.
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From HH56:
Rscott77x wrote:
How do I remove the reading lamp lenses to change the bulbs. I don't want to force anything.

The glass lenses are held in the chrome bezel which makes it an assy and just presses into the lamp housing. The assy may be tight. The chrome and glass pull straight out as an assy but there are some slots and holes in tabs on the chrome part which fit over some small bumps in the housing. Same with the round lights under the dash and those assys can be even tighter.

Posted on: 2015/12/13 11:28
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Re: 1947 Custom Super Clipper Reading lamps bulb replacement.
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I will send pictures of what you are removing to access the bulb. There are two basic parts one of which is made up of three components": the lens, the chrome frame and the bracket holding those two in place. The assembly is a friction fit into the other "basic part" which is the bulb socket mount bracket. This bracket is fastened in place by four small screws and stays in place. The chrome lens can be pried out of the housing from either end using a thin knife blade or screw driver. keep in mind the socket mount bracket is only slightly smaller than the outside of the chrome frame and it is has flat end tabs where the screws are placed.
Likely will be some surface corrosion that will make it a bit tedious to remove. Light machine oil when you put it back in place (actually I like Ballistol spray...no mess)

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Posted on: 2015/12/23 17:07
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