Round case indicator lights question.

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Macdesmo
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Round case indicator lights question.

Post by Macdesmo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:52 pm

I have original indicators but the coloured lenses are either missing or fallen out of place. I don't want to just colour the bulb. Anyone replaced these and what did you use and how did you get them into place?
Ian

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Re: Round case indicator lights question.

Post by wdietz186 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:58 am

It has been a long time but I believe the lenses were just little dots of colored plastic just pushed into the ID of the light housing. You might try finding a hole punch or a piece of tubing with the right inside diameter and make your own. Grind a bevel on the outside to make a sharp edge and cut out discs with a whack of a hammer. For lens material you could use a thin colored plastic like they use on loose leaf binder tabs or anything similar.

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Re: Round case indicator lights question.

Post by ducadini » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:59 am

I guess it could be possible to find Original ones, but I would go for the solutions Wdietz gave.
It would take a sharp eye to notice the difference between Original and aftermarket.
Well, it did take a sharp eye even to NOTICE the d@mn lights at NIGHT, don't ask about broad Italian daylight :shock:

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Macdesmo
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Re: Round case indicator lights question.

Post by Macdesmo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:06 pm

Thanks for the 2 replies. I will have a go when I get some plastic that looks right.
Ian

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Re: Round case indicator lights question.

Post by Macdesmo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:37 pm

Well I got the lights finished and tested and thanks for the ideas. The colours are not exact but I would rather them than a lot of the half broken types that you see.
Ian
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