24 volt lamp sockets

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Don X
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24 volt lamp sockets

Post by Don X » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:04 pm

I'm rewiring my brake and blackout lamps. I believe the correct 24V bulbs are 1251 & 1683 but I haven't found anything as to what sockets I need. Any direction will be helpful. Thanks.

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Re: 24 volt lamp sockets

Post by Ken Perkins » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:05 pm

you can find rebuild kits on eBay...their not to steep.
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Re: 24 volt lamp sockets

Post by mdainsd » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:59 pm

sockets are not voltage specific. Are you missing your sockets?
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Re: 24 volt lamp sockets

Post by Sean Bathrick » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 pm

I am going thru this myself. I found the rebuild kits for the rear from Midwest Military I believe and the front marker lights from Kaiser Willys. Very straightforward to do. I soaked the inside of the buckets for 2 days in WD40. I only had 1 screw that gave me problems. The bulbs came from Amazon and Ebay. You will need to buy the Douglas shell kit to put on the bullet connectors. About 10 to 15 minutes per bucket.
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