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PITA auto shift indicator light install. Socket may be broken. Please Help! See pictures

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Major PITA trying to install auto shift indicator light into socket. I can get the bulb to go into socket but no room to turn clockwise to set bulb in place. On further investigation the spring in the socket looks off and leaning to the side.

Is there any options besides dismantling the entire steering column to install a simple bulb? Can i get needle nose pliers, rip socket out to splice a new one in?

The bulb that was originally in place had a blue coating and did not look factory original. It was also just sitting on top of the socket and not locked into place. Maybe previous owners tried to force it in.

This should not be that difficult. Any ideas will be appreciated.
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At work we have to change small bulbs in places where you can't get your fingers in to turn the bulb. I use a piece of flexible tygon tubing that just fits over the end of the bulb. It holds it tight enough to press in and turn the bulb then pull it off easily when done. Worth a shot, good luck.
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