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#383945 - 02/13/17 03:34 PM Re: 1931 6V brake light bulb [Re: a3alf]
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As I said previously, the tail light assemblies are reproduction. Considering Al's comment, I shortened the mounting brackets for the bulb sockets to make sure the bulbs couldn't hit the inside of the tail light buckets. I then replaced the bulbs for the fifth time in about 4 months. Since then I have driven the car about 15 miles, and neither bulb has blown. Looks like the problem is solved.
Thanks guys for all of your thoughts.
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#387471 - 04/12/17 08:00 AM Re: 1931 6V brake light bulb [Re: 6wheel]
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It happened again! I checked the brake lights and found that both rear bulbs were blown again. Could this be caused by the turn signal switch? I didn't use this switch for a few years while showing the car. I wanted it to look all original, so I hid the switch under the dash. This problem started since I mounted the switch on the column and began using it.
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#387492 - 04/12/17 01:09 PM Re: 1931 6V brake light bulb [Re: 6wheel]
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Disconnect the turn signal switch and see what happens. If the bulbs don't blow when the turn signal switch is disconnected then you found your problem.

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#387828 - 04/17/17 07:56 AM Re: 1931 6V brake light bulb [Re: Junkyard Dog]
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Thanks Dog. We will see.

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#387831 - 04/17/17 07:59 AM Re: 1931 6V brake light bulb [Re: 6wheel]
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Let us know what happens.

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#389970 - 05/30/17 11:54 AM Re: 1931 6V brake light bulb [Re: Junkyard Dog]
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I found the wire for right rear was loose in the turn signal switch. I re-soldered it and reassembled the switch. Hopefully, this will solve problem.
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