Amber indicator lenses

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Amber indicator lenses

Postby chuck » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:42 pm

Has anyone ever had to replace the amber engine warning/bilge pump lenses that were standard on 1990 vintage Grand Banks yachts (of all sizes, I believe). If so I would really like to know where you were able to obtain them as I have been unsuccessful and two of mine have cracked, probably due to sun and age and are now useless. The problem is that these are screw on caps and most if not all modern indicator lights come as a complete unit. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby Charlie0 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:46 pm

Pictures?
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby StevenD » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:42 am

I replaced one of mine with this (287416 Sierra Indicator Light UN21320 - Amber 1/2" Dia. - 14) if I recall correctly. I will verify when I am aboard next. I don't remember if I had to bore the hole a bit. Stay tuned.
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby oldersalt » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:08 pm

On my 1990 GB 32, some of the tiny "grain-of-wheat" alarm bulbs (with the yellow lenses) had died. I couldn't even get the tiny bulbs out of the tiny sockets, much less find a replacement for them. I ended up finding (on Amazon) some small red LED lights that fit the holes in the panel. Had to do some rather close-quarter soldering in there, but they work. The fact that I have a mix of yellow and red alarm lights doesn't bother me.
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby chuck » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:12 pm

Thank you for responding.
Do you happen to have a record of the LED lights that you were able to find on Amazon?
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby StevenD » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:52 am

Here is a pic of the red light I put in my warning panel.
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby oldersalt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:37 am

Chuck, et al

The red LEDs that I used to replace the burnt-out/dead little indicator lights behind the yellow lenses were these, from Amazon.
Alpinetech 6mm 1/4" Red 12V LED Metal Indicator Pilot Custom Dash Light Lamp with Black Body PLB-6

Remember, these replace the lens and the tiny light behind the lens, but fit into the little hole in the panel just fine. Beware, close-quarter soldering required. I used those new butt connectors that come inside a heat-shrink tube and have a bit of solder inside them. Insert your wires into each end and hit it with a heat gun for a few moments. They work great.
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Re: Amber indicator lenses

Postby chuck » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:48 pm

My thanks to StevenD for the picture. Your replacement light looks great.
And, my thanks to Oldersalt for the exact details from Amazon.
I'll follow up and look into both of these alternatives.
Meanwhile, another thought has occurred to me, since so many of you have been kind enough to check into my repair question.
Has anyone replaced all of the old style indicators lights in their original panel and thus has the original panel or some of the old style screw type lenses sitting in a locker that they would be willing to part with?
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