Need replacing rear stop light wiring on my 68

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by 68 Skylark cust, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Hi , any of you knows if the wiring is available (like plug & play) for the rear bumber stop lignt ?

    Having some issues with mine and I'd like to replace/redo mine ...

    Thank you
     
  2. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Or maybe it's time for a lead conversion if they are available for my car ... anyone ever do this ??
     
  3. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger 1971 GS

    OPGI offers them ( https://www.opgi.com/skylark/19105/...fak1Vxoc-B55RoSx5sOw9pDKfmWJMEh4aAqgwEALw_wcB).

    I'm sure someone else sells them cheaper. LED setups for tail lights are even more pricey. Not sure what kind of issues you are having, but front turn signal sockets and rear brake light sockets are notorious for getting shorts and making all sorts of weird stuff happen throughout your lighting/turn signal system. Usually, you can wiggle the wires going into the sockets to see if they are the problem. You can buy replacement sockets on ebay for about $8-10 each.
     
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  4. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Well-Known Member

  5. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Thank you , that's what I need . Wires seems some kind of "crispy" if I can say it like that loll

    This harness looks ready to install , am I right ?

    Does the old sockets goes out easy without damaging the housing ? And then replacing the new ones the right way for years to come ...
     
  6. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger 1971 GS

    Yea, the wires get "brittle" when they get that old. The harness should be plug-and-play. I never had a problem pulling out the old sockets, but you should always be careful with old plastic
     
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  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    The sockets just twist out just like they do on the front marker lights. Ive always taken the bumper off to swap harnesses
     
  8. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    I ended buying a new set of harness to a local dealer , thank you all that does help me a lot cause I didn't knew it was available in repro !

    Hopefully they will goes back on the car next next year with a new rechromed correct 68 bumper (I do have a 69 rear bumper for 15 years ... shame on me lol)
     
  9. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    A local dealer? Who carried them? It's not like an every day item. A car dealer or a parts dealer?
     
  10. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    The tail light housings are not plastic though. Plus I thought the sockets were metal. Or copper or something. Of course the side markers and stuff are plastic.
     
  11. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    I wonder if the OP got a Chevelle rear harness? That's the only harness I could possibly see being in stock at a local place
     
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  12. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    No , he dosen't have it in stock .. he place an order for me and some other clients at the same time
     
  13. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Do you know if the rubber corners are available too ??
     

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