How do you replace the tail light sockets on a 1963 thunderbird.The cover over the sockets seems be non-removable.

Asked by Dec 01, 2015 at 10:04 PM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Can you post a picture?


To my memory, you need to replace the entire reflector/pigtail/socket assembly as one piece. You could always Dremel-out the socket assy and soft solder a replacement socket from something else that IS replaceable. Check Amazon for Chinese replica parts too.


Bulb sockets are an integral part of the housing. The lens is a separate item. JPV's idea of cutting one out is workable if you can't find an OEM replacement.

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