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A couple of the dash light sockets that push into the rear of my gauge cluster are busted. I don't see them in Year One's catalog. Does anyone know of a source for these? Thanks.
 

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I would think that these are used by many GM cars for some years. Keep an eye open when you visit a salvage yard. I was lucky enough to find a whole dash assembly for spare parts and these were the first things to be used.
 

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Well, I used to work the parts counter at the local Chevy dealer, so I went down yesterday and looked these light sockets up myself. The good news is you can still get them...the bad news is they retail for $25 each!!! Even getting a deal at dealer cost they're $10. I guess I'll pay $10 rather than spend a day searching a junk yard. I used to wonder how people spent so much on restorations, but it is no longer a mystery.
 

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I hope that it turns out that the part you get is a package of 5 or more. That would be more reasonable. I went to the dealer for needles for the countershaft in a Sagninaw trans and they wanted something like $1.50 each and there were 50 or so needles. No sale here. Some of the pricing is hard to understand.
 

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If you get a new harness, they come with it. I converted my 69 to the factory gauges. I still have the idiot light harness. If you are interested in a used harness, my e-mail is [email protected].
 

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The same thing happened to my '68 when replacing a few blown bulbs behind the cluster. Very frustrating. I was lucky and found a mangled/used dash harness for a '69. I paid $5.
 

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Thanks guys. I went ahead and bought 3 of the GM sockets. They even have about 6 inched of the correct gray wire attached. Part Number 8901282 if you ever need them in a hurry. Pep Boys also has a perfectly suitable replacement, a one-wire push-in socket for #57 bulb and 5/8 inch hole for about $2.50 each.
 
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