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Author Topic: How to change light bulb in old-style Maxwell Windlass breaker panel?  (Read 98 times)

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Noah

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I have an old-style Maxwell windlass breaker panel and the red ďonĒ light is not working. Does anyone know how to remove/change the lightbulb? From front or back or???I donít want to willy nilly start prying on plastic I canít replace...
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Re: How to change light bulb in old-style Maxwell Windlass breaker panel?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 11:48:09 AM »

Looks to be held with the CTY _hot glue_ method (same as my switched and fuse holders.)

Scrape off or cut thru the bead around the backside with a razor knife and it **should** pop out the front of your panel.
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Re: How to change light bulb in old-style Maxwell Windlass breaker panel?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 02:24:26 PM »

Ken's right, that looks suspiciously like the green DC power lights on our older electrical panels on our early mid-80's boats.  Those 12V lamps were notorious for failing.  Ron Hill wrote about it, and he suggested replacing the constantly burning out 12V lamps with 24V lamps.  I bought two of the 12V ones from Seaward before they went belly up.  The one I put in lasted only a year or two.  I still have another one, but why bother? :D
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Re: How to change light bulb in old-style Maxwell Windlass breaker panel?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 02:43:07 PM »

Noah : On some of the older lights they had a tab on either side that snapped out when the light was pushed into the rectangular hole.  Just compress those tabs and it should slide right out.

That's how the "Battery ON" light is made. 

I suggested a 24V bulb - so it would be dimmer (& last longer) when connected into a 12V socket!!

A thought
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