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- 09-12-08 05:29 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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- Sep 2007
1993 Fleetwood: Broken Tabs on Back-up Light
The tabs broke off the back-up light on my 1993 Fleetwood. The repair would work the same for many other projects.
I removed the light and cleaned the broken tabs. I then cut credit cards to fit into what was left of the old tabs with a large area extending beyond the tabs.
I attached the credit cards with duct tape. Then, JB Weld to the rescue. I placed a good amount of JB Weld on the back side of each tab. For reinforcement, I buried a 1/4" washer in the JB weld.
Twenty-four hours later I removed the tape and credit cards. I filed off the excess JB Weld with a rasp. I also used a wood chisel to flatten the face of each tab, but I doubt that it was necessary.
I drilled 3/16" holes in each tab and it bolted right back on with #8 sheet metal screws.
Good as new.
- 10-06-08 09:46 PM #2Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): 1995 SEDAN DEVILLE-4.9 & 1978 SEDAN DEVILLE-425
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Re: 1993 Fleetwood: Broken Tabs on Back-up Light
Congrats on fixing the tabs! That`s being really creative-----credit cards and JB weld-----fantastic!