What are those crimp on wire ends that hold the light sockets together called?

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What are those crimp on wire ends that hold the light sockets together called?

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Post by JETEXAS » 25 Jun 2019, 15:18

One of my under dash courtesy lights was left hanging for several weeks during the air-conditioning install, and the end of the old wire finally gave out.

All I need to put the socket back together is that little button piece that crimps onto the end of the wire and acts as the 12v+ contact in the center of the base of the socket. Does anyone know what that little piece is called and where I can source them?
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Post by bsbeck » 25 Jun 2019, 16:00

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Post by gah » 25 Jun 2019, 19:02

i think it is called a single flat-pin ( element ) style of bulb housing or holder. Easier to get the correct Ford style ( at an Auto recycler / WCCC ) and with the wire to your courtesy light already cut, it is easy to open up the crimp on the donor flat pin connector, and re-crimp it to your wire ( having removed the appropriate length of plastic covering.) Remember to slide the small spring back in place over the wire before you recrimp the flat pin back on ! If you want a new, uncrimped flat pin element, you can always try any automotive jobber shop ( I've found NAPA has a wide range of generic small electrical parts for general repairs ). Good luck - not a hard job, but finding the correct item for repairs to cars that are 50 years old is half the battle.

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Post by Royce » 25 Jun 2019, 20:53

Auto part stores sell lamp holders that have that piece. Around $3 here.
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Post by JETEXAS » 26 Jun 2019, 07:20

I destroyed the old one trying to get it off the broken wire. I was hoping to find a pack of 5 or something to repair a door socket as well, but I guess I'll just buy a new socket with the wire and transplant the wire over.
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