85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?


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85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby landisr » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:02 pm



Do the radio and clock on the 85 Aspencade have replaceable bulbs, or do they need to be sent out "for service" ? I've looked at the online parts fiche and can't find any reference to them.

TIA. Ron in MI


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Re: 85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby landisr » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:45 pm

FYI: Sierra Electronics informed me that they use a soldered-in bulb, so not a simple fix.

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Re: 85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:37 pm

landisr wrote:FYI: Sierra Electronics informed me that they use a soldered-in bulb, so not a simple fix.

Ron


Ouch. My solution to replacing those types of bulbs is usually a resistor and an LED, so it will never need to be replaced ever again.

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Re: 85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby rickcardwell » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:36 pm

Clock bulb can be replaced, pt# 39397-SA5-003
Once the clock is out, remove the metal retainer on the back of the clock, you will see a rubber plug, remove plug, bulb is under the plug.
Use small screwdriver to turn the bulb out of the housing, install new bulb, then put all the goodies back on.
Save your self some time and pull the windshield, once the instrument cover is out it's hard to get back in place, there are alignment pins on the cover that have to be lined up when reinstalling the instrument cover.
Radios and voltmeters have to go in for service.
Hope this helps!

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Re: 85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby maestro319 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:14 am

Hmmmm...how about an '86 Aspy?? Same set up?

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Re: 85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby rickcardwell » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:50 pm

Should be the same, I put a clock in my 84 Interstate from I think an 86 Aspy, got the clock off Ebay. Then knowing the stator problems got a OEM volt meter, again from Ebay and there was no provision for replacing the backlight bulb on the volt meter. Volt meter uses the same connector as the clock, I have a clock on the gps so no real need for two clocks and not knowing what the stator was doing. Funny thing is, I checked the backlight on the radio display and mines out also. So I'll ride until it's time to put the old girl up for the winter and then send the radio in.

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Re: 85A Clock & Radio Light Bulbs?

Postby landisr » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:03 am

Thanks, Rick. That's good news. I'll pass it along.

Ron


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