L110 dash lights and sockets


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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:53 pm

L110 dash lights and sockets

Hello, I was wondering if there are any 12 V lamps they can be used with the original dash sockets on the 52 L that I’m working on, three of them are in really good shape I was just going to clean them up and attach a new wire to the spring-loaded center contact.

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Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:06 pm

Re: L110 dash lights and sockets

Yes is the simple answer. Google 12 volt replacement for the number on the bulbs you have.
I would not suggest using LED in the dash back-lighting. I have LED in the dash of my 1940 Ford and the LED do not dim. I need to take the front seats out so I can access the back of the gauges. This old Ford is that tight. In town at night this is not a problem. Out in the country, beyond the street lights, I am convinced it will be a situation.
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:36 am

Re: L110 dash lights and sockets

That was the problem, there are no bulbs in any of the original sockets, I was hoping for a bulb number to start looking....
Thanks for the assistance,
T

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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:45 am

Re: L110 dash lights and sockets

This chart should help. The originals may have been a #47 or #51 which are common small indicator lamps. I'd say pick a #53. And as nikki mentioned, skip the LEDs for dash lights. They are low current devices that won't dim with the 3-4 ohm resistor in the old headlight switches.

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Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Re: L110 dash lights and sockets

Terrell,
The parts book calls out (2) 125588 & (1) 115273. The 115273 is for the high beam indicator. If you google the numbers with lamp after it brings up some sights for availability.
My dash, R150, is disassembled and I think the same as yours. Bulb numbers are (2) GE 55 and (1) GE 51.
Please let us know what you come up with. In a few months I will be looking for the same think.
Good luck
Dennis
Forgot to mention that the bulb numbers are for 6V system.
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:53 am

Re: L110 dash lights and sockets

AZD wrote:This chart should help. The originals may have been a #47 or #51 which are common small indicator lamps. I'd say pick a #53. And as nikki mentioned, skip the LEDs for dash lights. They are low current devices that won't dim with the 3-4 ohm resistor in the old headlight switches.

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Thanks for the bulb chart! This would be a good one to download and keep on your own computer.
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