Rearview mirror bulb

Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by jmbarber, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. jmbarber

    jmbarber Member

    I am trying to replace the bulb in the rearview mirror on my 69 GS400 convertible. The plastic bulb holder is very brittle so I don't want to work it too hard. Is there a release, or just a hard pull to get the socket out?
     
  2. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    First you need to remove the clear lens from the grey holder. Then you need to gently squeeze in the middle of the grey holder where the lens was before you removed. Sometimes prying with a tiny screwdriver while removing the lens or squeezing the grey holder helps. Are you sure the bulb is NG? I think the bulb might only light if the headlights are on...I forget.
     
  3. jmbarber

    jmbarber Member

    There is no bulb in it. I ran a test light and it looks like it comes on when the door is open and when the headlights are on.
    Now that you mention that lens, any idea where I can get one? Mine is missing.
     
  4. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

  5. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    The map light mirror plugs into the ACC which has power when the key is in Acc mode or the ing is activated. As Frank said it has nothing to do with the doors.
     
    mrolds69 likes this.
  6. jmbarber

    jmbarber Member

    I might have had the key in ACC when I was testing the power, so will have to try again. I was mostly interested in the power feed being active before doing a bunch of work. I did get the grey bulb holder out. Now I can use some help with the bulb number. It must be a tube type bulb that fits into the two ends of the holder.
    I looked at the lens on ebay, and that should work.
     
  7. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    This should work ..
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-1977-...vrolet&hash=item2adec10467:g:pSEAAOSwIW9eG~ns




     
  8. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    That gray light housing works only on acc or ign. It slides abt 1/4" to the right to turn on, back to left for off.
     
  9. jmbarber

    jmbarber Member

    Anyone know the bulb number? Since there wasn't one in the holder I don't know what it looks like.
     
  10. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    563 L563 NAPA might have them
     
  11. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

  12. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
  13. jmbarber

    jmbarber Member

    I got the bulb, and everything is working as it should. The light is powered in the ACC or IGN positions. The lens looks and works well. Thanks. Now i need to start another thread about the interior light on the driver side. Where it is mounted is behind the air duct, so is largely blocked.
     

Share This Page