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How do you keep the rubber piece in a 69/70 automatic shifter from melting besides unplugging the light? I am talking about the black rubber piece that is split for the shifter handle to slide through.
 

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I've never heard of them melting, are you sure it's the right bulb?

No matter what, a lower wattage bulb = less heat.
 

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Yep, sure it's the bulb. The bulb was burned out, but I had changed the rubber seal. Everything was fine, then I decided to change the bulb. It melted within an hour. Has anyone else had this problem with their 69/70's?
 

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I bought an aftermarket one that melted without any bulb at all. I had redone my bezel to put in my 69 and was in a box in the shop.

Bruce
 

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I had an original one that would stick to the chrome shifter handle and would tear apart from the mounts. I'm currently not even using a seal because of the headaches. A good lube would have prevented my problem. If seemed like a really soft rubber though, so I can see it melting easy.
 

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Well... You do NOT put your NOS replacement in the attic with the rest of your NOS parts during the Texas summers, don't ask! :)
 

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jmlay said:
Well... You do NOT put your NOS replacement in the attic with the rest of your NOS parts during the Texas summers, don't ask! :)
No kidding, You should have seen the old dresser that had 150 pounds of candle wax (abandoned hobby of a female relative)!!
Had a model of a Cobra that sat on a cabinet in the shop for years.
Finally reached up to pull it down and it had just sagged...the tires were flat...and stuck.

Bruce
 
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