(Topic ID: 1762)

how do you change this light bulb?

By TZBen

8 years ago

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    #1 8 years ago

    how do you change out the bulbs around the edges? they are snug in their connectors and are soldered into the board.


    #2 8 years ago

    They don't just pull straight out?

    Looks like you've got one missing on the bottom left, should be able to get a good peek into the socket to see how they operate.


    #3 8 years ago

    You want them snug or they will fall out all the time. Just grab the socket piece firmly, particularly when putting the new bulb in or you might have to reflow cracked solder.

    #4 8 years ago

    ok I feel dumb. But they are in there tight.

    #5 8 years ago

    Anyone know where to get the 555 right angle sockets?

    #6 8 years ago

    cointaker has some cool stuff

    #7 8 years ago

    You can find just about any socket here:


    Also consider replacing with LEDS. Yes they do make them that plug in these sockets.

    #8 8 years ago


    Couldn't find the 555 right angle PCB mount sockets here.

    #9 8 years ago

    Get the #24-8804. Just run and solder a solid wire up from the board below on each side. The right angle sockets can't be found or at least I can't find them anywhere.

    #11 8 years ago

    I have those in my Corvette and they go in tight also. Look real nice. Just watch, the superbrights are maybe too bright in the white and yellow inserts down by the flippers. But that will be personal preference.

    #12 8 years ago

    Looks like that board is from ST:TNG. Post picks if you go with the LED's. I thinking of converting mine.

    #13 8 years ago

    I was thinking about some of these .. many of them can be angle adjusted and fit that T10 wedge. I'm sure you can find them on other places too.


    #14 8 years ago

    Yep that boards from a STTNG alright: just pull them out -
    here is mine with super brights from cointaker - if you are interested I have a full list
    I created with what I put where.


    #15 8 years ago

    fusion, looks great. When you have time please send me the list of bulbs you used. Thanks

    #16 8 years ago

    Here is the list - these are all cointaker bulbs - it may not be perfect but its a good start.


    #17 8 years ago

    Thanks Fusion

    #18 8 years ago

    thanks for the list. I am gonna try the spot light behind the lock sign to light up the romulan ship.

    #19 8 years ago

    I see what I have to look forward to.

    #20 8 years ago

    These type bulbs are known as "Pinch Bulbs" in the automotive world. Just thought i'd throw that out there.

    #21 8 years ago

    TZ ben - spotlight is best thing I did - makes it look great - have a green super bright in there and I wired it right into the GI underneath that area - its hidden perfectly

    In the pictures I just had the spotlight mocked up with the wires hanging - they are all wrapped and tucked away now with the light lock wiring. and you dont even know its there.

    #22 8 years ago

    I have the superflex cointaker bulbs in my Taxi, under the character inserts. It works awesome because I directed them behind their faces. The old 44/47 didn't even come close.

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