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7/17/14 7:50am - Original Message: 'Why different color bulb sockets'
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Why are the bulb sockets on the back of the Tach/speedo cluster blue and gray? Does it make a difference where they are used? The gray seem to be in the center of the cluster for Left and right directional and two sockets below that.. Does it make a difference.

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7/17/14 8:26am - Reply: 'Re: Why different color bulb sockets'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Never really paid any attention to them, but it's possible the color difference has to do with some sockets being used for cluster illumination, and others for indicators lamps. Question

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7/17/14 8:34am - Reply: 'Re: Why different color bulb sockets'
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Just a guess into another possibility...they could be from different vendors.  The color could be a quick way to determine one vendor from another and they're simply dumped into the same parts bin at the assembly plant.

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