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Old April 10th, 2018, 11:19
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Rocker switch lamp socket

1990 XJ -I have snapped the lamp sockets on the rocker switches - Rear wiper, Trans Comfort. They no longer snap into the back of the switch holder. They use a #37 bulb. Has anyone replaced these sockets? Are there any aftermarket replacements ? I am guessing they may be unique to the XJ. I do not really want to glue them in place and I expect that any at the JY will be just as brittle.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 13:59
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Re: Rocker switch lamp socket

How about a little rubber cement? Flexible and easy to remove later, but may be just enough to hold something small like this...
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Old April 10th, 2018, 14:40
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Re: Rocker switch lamp socket

If you switch to led the heat wont affect the rubber cement as well.
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Old April 11th, 2018, 19:37
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Re: Rocker switch lamp socket

Thanks for the suggestions. I am having problems finding a #37 LED bulb with a small tip to fit inside the rocker switch holder. I may just have to stay with the regular bulb - it is only
1.3 watts.
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Old April 13th, 2018, 06:34
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Re: Rocker switch lamp socket

I used a toothpick and a tiny drop (or three) of super glue. The only real issue is holding it steady while the glue dries enough to hold, takes a few minutes. The next time I need to replace the bulb I just break the glue loose and repeat.

Just avoid using too much super glue.

Super glue dries faster if you sprinkle it with baking soda.
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Old April 13th, 2018, 18:29
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Thanks for the super glue tip. I will give it a try. Hopefully I will not glue my fingers
to the bulb holder. I will probably need someone else to sprinkle the baking soda while
I hold the rocker switch.
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Re: Rocker switch lamp socket

Try super glue 'GEL'.., less likely to glue your fingers together, lol. GEL is easier to manage, imho, by using a flat toothpick/tool in which to swipe a small blob of it off of the dispenser tip thereby having better control in order to dab, smear onto the broken area(s). Follow the rest of 8Mud's instructions.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 18:21
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Rocker switch lamp socket

I spent an hour at the junkyard pulling every good connector i could find. Pretty easy to pull the wires out and replace the plastic


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Re: Rocker switch lamp socket

Does anyone have a new switch source link the entire switches?
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