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One of the problems I have with old vehicles is sometimes removing a rusted in light bulb and having it stuck so tight that it breaks in my fingers. Actually I only did that once and have looked a long time for a solution. I think I have found it. Removing a burnt out 1034 park light bulb yesterday from my IH pickup I stumbled onto a good solution. I took a short piece of heater hose, about 3/4 inch diameter I think. I pushed it onto the bulb as far as it would go and twisted at the same time. The hose gripped tight and removed the stuck bulb without breaking it. Here is a photo I took of this "special purpose tool". :D
 

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Great idea!! :cool: Mine never come out that easy. :(
Usually twist the glass bulb out of the base,
then take a pair of needle nose pliers to get the base out. :roll:
 

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bettyp said:
That looks great .No fine broken glass stuck in your hands.
I have "been there and done that" years ago. My hands were so cold at the time that it didn't hurt too much, just bled a lot. When I got in the house and warmed up, then the pain set in . I stil have a scar where the long shard of glass went deep into my finger. :eek:
And Dave, I"ve had the same thing happen. Bulb breaks out of the socket leaving the metal base to twist out as best I can.
 
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