1949 DeSoto Dash LightEdit
Reinstalling a dash light on the 1949 DeSoto is an arduous task due to the small space and dash geometry. Here are some tips for replacing the dash light:
1) Shine a bright light on the pretty side of the dash. This will help in illuminating the bulb hole.
2) Gently clamp a pair of needle nose vice grips onto the socket.
"I contorted for an hour and finnaly got it in. It is such close quarters up in there that I doubt any tool could be used as the sub-dash flange hanges down about an inch behind the thing." - James D.
You can replace the bulb when you install the dash, if you are rebuilding.