are there any "hacks" to remove very very old courtesy light bulbs in a 1972 old cutlass supreme without them cracking

Asked by Apr 02, 2019 at 02:35 PM about the 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1972 olds cutlass supreme and I cannot remove the courtesy light
bulbs that are burned out

2 Answers


Dirt, grime, or rust might be keeping it stuck in the bulb holder, maybe spray it with some penetrating oil to loosen them, if the bulb breaks just use a pair of needlenose to twist the remainder out. I wouldn't worry too much about not breaking the bulb, you can still buy them at parts stores.

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If you break the bulb you can use needle nose pliers to grab the metal base. Twist it to remove.

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