neutral diode


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Chewy
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neutral diode

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my neutral light comes on while in gear if the clutch is pulled in. i know that the neutral diode has failed. i ran across the information for a replacement diode that you can buy at radioshack, but cant remember what the part number is. i also cant find the site that i came across the information on. i know that i could buy a new silicone rectifier, but i like to make stuff from scratch. if anyone has information for the diode piece to buy from radioshack, please share. i dont want to spend $30 when i could spen$5.


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Re: neutral diode

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A 1N4001 would probably do the job just fine. For something a littler more heavy duty a 1N5402 or a 1N5404 are 3 amp parts.
I thought RadioShack pretty much stopped selling components?
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Re: neutral diode

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Rambozo wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:05 am I thought RadioShack pretty much stopped selling components?
thank you for the info.

the local radio shack still sells all kinds of little components like these.
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Re: neutral diode

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Replaced mine with one I got on eBay for about $5 shipped. Copy the part number from the parts fische and paste it into the search field, they're easy enough to find plus they're potted and ready to plug in.


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