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Sport Lamp Bulb Socket
#1
The Sports Lamp bulb sockets on my car came to me not intact from the previous owner.  One original plastic one is in pieces. 
The other had a metal socket spliced on.  See picture.  This socket won't work with the correct bulb because it is a two contact socket, and I
don't know how to get another even if it were usable.

An earlier post from the site had mentioned a Napa #LS 6488.  My local Napa said that no good.
Sports Lamp bulb sockets don't seem to be available at all of our normal vendors.
I need two Sports lamp bulb sockets.
Why isn't there someone making these?  Did Ford come up with a socket so unique to the Sports Lamp that it isn't on any other application?

Anybody know how to solve this dilemma?

Thanks


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#2
I should have searched this first on the site before posting, sorry for that.

A lot of info to digest quickly.
Is the Mac's (ford truck tail light) socket , part #48-45082-1 the way to go?
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#3
NAPA replacement sockets are no good any more.  MAC Auto Parts now sells them at very reasonable rates: https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_truck...-f350.html and also Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C5...UTF8&psc=1

The MacAutoParts os a Dennis Carpenter reproduction, and the Amazon is a Dorman product.

Let me check your shorts!
http://midlifeharness.com

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#4
Midlife,

So it looks like that socket uses bulbs with two contacts on the bottom, like an 1156 or 1157.
The original socket was a single contact and used a bulb with one contact on its base correct?

Am I reading this situation correctly?
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#5
OOps, sorry my bad.
It is a two contact socket and bulb.  I had in my mind that there are only two conductors on the wiring harness, which is correct.

Thanks for the info, MUCH Appreciated!
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#6
andy72,
The sport lamp socket has two contacts. The #94 bulb (Ford # DOSZ-13466-A) used is a double contact single element bulb. Ford offered a repair socket for that lamp that was also used on the 70-71 T-Bird with the auxiliary park lamp. Wasn't available long since it only fit two years Mustang and Bird.
The best socket to use is the D1FZ-13234-A repair pigtail/socket. Regardless of what the repo people say, this is originally a 71/ Pinto grill parklight/turn signal lamp part. Many shops starting using it in place of the F and E series truck park and tail lamp socket since it was cheaper and served the same function.
Since the original two wire socket used one wire for the ground and one for power you just need to eliminate one of the leads on the repair socket.
The DIFZ-13234-A socket was eventually replaced in the 80's by the E1FZ-13234-A Escort socket. It will function the same but the socket body is shaped a little differently.    Smile


[Image: 13234-1.jpg]Original D1ZZ-13234-A repair pigtail and socket


[Image: 13234-d1fz-a.jpg]DIFZ-13234-A Pinto style grill lamp socket

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#7
Isn't there a difference in the side pin height between single and double filament bulbs, or am I remembering something else?
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#8
The 94 bulb is a single filament double contact bulb, one contact for positive, the other for ground.

Yes, the double filament, double contact bulbs have the locating pins offset, and receive their ground through the metal shell on the base.



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#9
Ah, that was the part I missed. I have yet to mess with the plastic bulb sockets. Plastic socket=dual contact+no offset to locating pins. Learn something new everyday...I can nap now.
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#10
(05-18-2019, 11:50 AM)secluff Wrote: andy72,
The sport lamp socket has two contacts. The #94 bulb (Ford # DOSZ-13466-A) used is a double contact single element bulb. Ford offered a repair socket for that lamp that was also used on the 70-71 T-Bird with the auxiliary park lamp. Wasn't available long since it only fit two years Mustang and Bird.
The best socket to use is the D1FZ-13234-A repair pigtail/socket. Regardless of what the repo people say, this is originally a 71/ Pinto grill parklight/turn signal lamp part. Many shops starting using it in place of the F and E series truck park and tail lamp socket since it was cheaper and served the same function.
Since the original two wire socket used one wire for the ground and one for power you just need to eliminate one of the leads on the repair socket.
The DIFZ-13234-A socket was eventually replaced in the 80's by the E1FZ-13234-A Escort socket. It will function the same but the socket body is shaped a little differently.    Smile


[Image: 13234-1.jpg]Original D1ZZ-13234-A repair pigtail and socket


[Image: 13234-d1fz-a.jpg]DIFZ-13234-A Pinto style grill lamp socket
Thanks.  I remember looking into this a year ago and I was under the impression that there was no "pig repair socket" available.

I bought the Dorman ones off Amazon. Hopefully they do the job.
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