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pjf

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« on: January 19, 2016, 12:28:13 AM »

Hello everyone, Happy New Year.

Need help on replacing the front light and making it work.
1- the front light was  not working I removed it and tested with 12 volt and of course it burned out, I have the replacement bulb but I cant see how the housing comes apart without destroying it.

2 - temporally connected a new bulb but also is not working. Must be a loose connection or an electronic failure.

 Please help, pjf
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Peter
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 07:22:35 PM »

I can't remember ever seeing a lightbulp in a 2-8-0.
It always came with LED's
A LED is something completely different than a lightbulp.
12V will absolutely distroy a LED.
A common LED uses 20 mili amps current.
A led also has polarity  +/-

The lens of the housing should slide out but sometimes it is glued in place.

Ton
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pjf

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 09:34:06 PM »

Ton, thank you for your reply. I did figure it out after connecting it to 12 volts.
My replacement "light bulb" is a LED and I got it working. Now I will try taking  apart the housing without destroying it. Cheers, pjf
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