(Topic ID: 917)

Replacing hard to reach bulbs

By tallgrass

10 years ago

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    #1 10 years ago

    Is there a tool that can be used to replace bulbs in tight places? I have a tough time reaching in some spots, so any suggestions or ideas are welcome.

    #2 10 years ago

    for #47 - #44 type lamps you can use the white rubber cap that goes on the end of the shooter rod just put a spacer inside so you can get the lamp out .

    #3 10 years ago

    I use a piece of vacuum line or fuel line that just fits over the bulb.

    #4 10 years ago

    Those are the 2 best suggestions.

    When I first started I used some needlenose pliers......ummmm NO don't use those unless you like to pick up glass shards.

    #5 10 years ago

    An old plunger rubber tip will also work

    1 week later
    #6 10 years ago

    Do you guy's replace from the top, or under the playfield??

    Some of my lamps are so burried, I would have to take a lot of things off to get to them.
    I have not looked underneath yet.

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    #7 10 years ago

    Most GI lamps on williams/bally games are really easy to get to from the underside of the playfield, so I would go that route. Just get a nut driver and start taking off the bracket, make sure you have a magnet tool handy, you will need it to retrieve screws.

    #8 10 years ago

    Got a good chuckle when I found this in my new Scared Stiff. Didn't know they really made this.


    #9 10 years ago

    They probably charged $5 for it.

    #10 10 years ago

    Love it the 23-6767 B.E. tool

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