T-Bird Stop light


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Old 11-02-02, 06:55 PM
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T-Bird Stop light

My 94 bird has the 3157 bulbs in the stop lights. It is not a round socket but rectangular. The contacts must be bad because it keeps burning the little wires on the bulb and loses contact. Tryed to buy a new socket but canot find one. Ford will sell the whole harness for $150. Any ideas out there?
 
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Old 11-02-02, 08:17 PM
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Nearly any good auto parts stores should have a socket & pigtail assy. in stock. Check with a NAPA or Car Quest store.

Alternatively, Ford will sell you the empty socket and a connector kit.
 
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Old 11-02-02, 10:01 PM
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Knuckles is correct.

Most OEM's excepting GM make you go through an erector set to make up a socket. GM/Delco offer finished pieces.

The aftermarket companies follow the lead like Delco and provide the complete unit. Go with that.
 
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Old 11-03-02, 09:49 AM
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I'm sorry. Forgot to tell you none of the parts stores carry any sockets for this type bulb. That is my problem. It is not the ordinary round socket.
 
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Old 11-03-02, 09:51 AM
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I checked at Ford and they wanted to sell me the harness for $150
 
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Old 11-03-02, 11:36 AM
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These sockets ARE available from the aftermarket. I'll check at my local Car Quest store on Monday & get you a part number.

The empty socket & terminal kit is available from Ford. Find a parts counterperson who knows how to use the parts manual.
 
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Old 11-03-02, 12:20 PM
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Try having a look at part #S-547 in CARQUEST.

It is the wedge type 3157 bulb socket. Compare to your original. Looks like the one.

Again, I agree with Knuckles.
 
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Thanks so much guys. We don't have a Carquest store but I will go back to another Ford dealer
 
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Old 11-03-02, 11:19 PM
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Copy & paste the URL below to see a pic of the socket Joe_F listed.

http://www.napaonline.com/images_pro...ized/73145.jpg

Carquest S-547 = NAPA #ECHLS6499
 
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Old 11-04-02, 08:41 AM
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S-547 is also Standard Motor Products # as well as a CQ number.

Simply find a parts store dealing in that company and it will be the same part...if you cannot find a local NAPA.
 
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I will try NAPA today. I tried everyone around here but them. Will let you know how I do. Yhanks again for all the help.
 
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Old 11-10-02, 05:41 PM
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Got the socket at NAPA, took about half hour to install. It is fixed. Thanks to the experts that take the time to help us DIYS get things done.
 
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Good job and you're welcome.
 
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Thanks Joe Cool, I spent a lot of time trying to fix this socket and looking for a new one.
 
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Old 11-10-02, 06:33 PM
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I thought getting the socket was supposed to be the easy part .
 
 

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