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Originally Posted by ronmcor
Hello, The swivel sockets on my 12v
reading lights throughout my 65 Overlander have popped out, does anybody know how these are repaired? Is there a retaining ring that holds the balls in? Are they supposed to stay in by perhaps crimping the barrel a little? Can anybody help before I break out the MIG! haha Thanks, Ron
The wall-mounted reading lamps utilized a press-fit in the swivel base if they are of similar design to those utilized in '64 which my notes indicate is the case. Repair usually isn't successful. There were multiple attempts to repair the original swivels on the lamps in my Overlander, and I finally found some "similar" fixtures available in the current OEM market. They are offered by Stag-Parkway RV parts and accessory (catalog often offered by RV dealers to their customers) as item #55-9650 (single lamp fixture) - - the catalog that I have doesn't list the twin-lamp fixture but I know that one was available (I went with single-lamp fixtures as the lamps are somewhat larger than the originals utilized in the Airstream). You can see these new fixtures in my Overlander in the photo below:
Good luck with your coach!