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I'm pretty sure the bulb is a 53.

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Ok, getting the indicator apart was a breeze,. Now getting it back together is another problem with that spring in there, I ground down a nickel, but pushing it in and turning is not easy, and lining up the threads, any tricks I need to know? Thanks
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any tricks I need to know? Thanks
I wish I could say there was a trick to getting it back together but there isn't. It's one of those jobs that should take two minutes but winds up taking two hours. Usually I take them apart and put them back together off the car. I'm not sure if you are doing it on the car or not.

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Actually I am don't it on the car, I did clean up the inside of the housing with contact cleaner, put in a new bulb and it was still freezing up. I think I need to remove the housing and clean up the connections under it, maybe then I can get it back together. Thanks
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Well, the right turn indicator seems to be working now, I put a dab of dielectric grease on the tip of the bulb, maybe that helpes the conductivity, I haven't taken the car for a drive yet to see if it keeps working.....Keep you posted.
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Well, the right turn indicator seems to be working now, I put a dab of dielectric grease on the tip of the bulb, maybe that helpes the conductivity, I haven't taken the car for a drive yet to see if it keeps working.....Keep you posted.
No it was the contact cleaner. The grease does keep it from getting corroded though.

You will find that most intermittent electrical issues are due to dirty or corroded contacts. One it took me a half-dozen or so tries to clean the contacts in one of the fse holders in the passenger kick plate panel. I finally had to resort to a pink pencil eraser to clean it.
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I wonder if it would be a good idea to spray the whole fuse panel with contact cleaner, disconnect th battery of course.
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I wonder if it would be a good idea to spray the whole fuse panel with contact cleaner, disconnect th battery of course.
Absolutely. Take out the fuses, file them so they can be replaced in their correct positions, and make sure they are the correct ratings. Then clean both the board and fuse contacts with contact cleaner and an old toothbrush.

Here is a listing of the fuses in my '64 panel. I've assembled a little kit to keep in my trunk tool kit.

OE FUSE PANEL
NO. AMPS LENGTH TYPE CATALOG
3 15 1-1/4 3AG 15A LITTLEFUSE 0312015 OR BUSSMAN BK/MDL-15R
4 14 1-1/16 SFE14 LITTLEFUSE 0307014
5 2 5/8 1AG 2A lLITTLEFUSE 0AGA002
6 6 3/4 SFE6 LITTLEFUSE 0SFE006
9-11 7.5 7/8 SFE7.5 LITTLEFUSE 030707.5
12 4 7/8 7AG 4A LITTLEFUSE 0AGW004
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