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Old 05-01-2016, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default #51 6 bulb source? UPDATE

I need a 6 volt miniature bayonet #51 bulb for my Signal Stat 900 directional light system. Does anyone know a bricks and mortar store that sells these bulbs?

Thanks!
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See #13 for update.

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Old 05-01-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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I think maybe Snyder's??
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: #51 6 bulb source?

try napa? they have alot of oddball parts, maybe an electrical supply store? a real one not menards or lamp depo or something i mean an industrial place like fastenal, or grainger.

sometimes old old hardware stores still have a variety of bulbs around.

i know you said physical store but amazon has a 10 pack for $8...
http://www.amazon.com/10-PACK-Eiko-M.../dp/B003JW0F2E

macs for buck a piece
http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_tr...t-bulb-51.html
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: #51 6 bulb source?

Do a google search lots show up "#51 bulb 6volt"
http://www.cmwauto.com/MainMenu/Lamp...lamp_bulbs.htm
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: #51 6 bulb source?

Around my area we have a store called Battery Plus. They're a chain store. They carry a larg assortment of light bulbs. Check to see if you have one in your area. And give them a try.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:27 PM   #6
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You should be able to find one in your area also called BA9S. Since Radio Shack no longer supplies parts. I did a search on the internet for #51 bulb and there are a lot of LED bulbs that will replace that bulb and should last you a lifetime. Bulb Town has the for less that $.75.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:32 PM   #7
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The NAPA part number is LMP51
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: #51 6 bulb source?

Thanks for all the replies! I'll start with NAPA in the morning.

The back story: after trying a variety of things to get the indicator lights in the Signal Stat to light up, I finally took it apart and found........no bulb!

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:48 PM   #9
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You should be able to find one in your area also called BA9S. Since Radio Shack no longer supplies parts. I did a search on the internet for #51 bulb and there are a lot of LED bulbs that will replace that bulb and should last you a lifetime. Bulb Town has the for less that $.75.
The trouble is all the LED bulbs I've seen are only for negative ground systems, even if they claim they work on my positive ground car. I had to leave the business a negative on ebay because he lied about the application and wouldn't refund my money.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:03 PM   #10
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The trouble is all the LED bulbs I've seen are only for negative ground systems, even if they claim they work on my positive ground car. I had to leave the business a negative on ebay because he lied about the application and wouldn't refund my money.
Hi Tom,
How/why does a bulb know which side is ground?
I have never tried to put hot to ground and vice versa but I would THINK a simple bulb should work.
No?
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:09 PM   #11
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Regular bulbs don't care about polarity, but LED needs the current to flow the correct direction.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:10 PM   #12
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Regular bulbs don't care about polarity, but LED needs the current to flow the correct direction.
Thanks. I was trying to delete it after seeing LED Best-Bruce
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:10 PM   #13
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Default Re: #51 6 bulb source? UPDATE

Order the bulb through my local NAPA shop. Installed and working! Thanks for the assist.

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Old 05-03-2016, 04:57 PM   #14
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what did they take outa your pocketbook for the bulb? curious...
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:44 PM   #15
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I had to buy a box of ten...about $8.50 for the box, so $0.85 for one bulb.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:56 PM   #16
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I had to buy a box of ten...about $8.50 for the box, so $0.85 for one bulb.
It could have been worse! Wayne
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:54 AM   #17
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In the UK, try http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffystandardbulbs.htm
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