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Interior light super hot

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:53 pm

In my 66 Corsa the interior light burns really hot. It melts the cover. Is this normal? Any suggestions of how to fix? ImageImage


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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:47 pm

Wrong Bulb???

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SYLVANIA 211-2 Long Life Miniature Bulb, (Contains 2 Bulbs)
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SAWE - 1.72" 42mm 6-SMD 5050 Festoon LED Bulbs For Dome Map Light 211-2 578 (4 pieces) (White)
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Part number C602: BULB-DOME LIGHT CP & 4DR

Weight: 0 lbs 2 oz
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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:29 pm

I just received a new one from clarks but still feels incredibly hot.

Maybe the LED is a good solution!! I will try that. Thanks!!


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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by SyntheticBlnkerFluid » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:41 am

Go LED it will definitely not be so hot.


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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:17 pm

Got LED and installed. Will see how it goes. Thanks for the advice!!


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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by pgvair » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:54 pm

My experience is that the dome light bulbs burn very hot. I've burned my fingers on them.... very bad ouch! I suggest you make sure the contacts for the bulb are properly set in the dome light base. If the contacts are too low, the bulb will be very close to the lens which could cause it to melt. You can remove the base, pull the assembly down, look at the top and make sure the contacts are positioned correctly in the base. They clip in the base a certain way, but are easily re-positioned if the are wrong.

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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:02 am

Thanks for confirming that this is a common experience.


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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by toytron » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 am

Yes it is not a problem common to just our corvairs but one that was common to the older cars.

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Re: Interior light super hot

Unread post by Wagon Master » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:37 am

While the old original covers are indeed brittle, broken tabs and yellow, I've never had one damaged by bulb heat. Only the replacements seem to melt. Cheaper plastic? Nah....that can't be it.

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