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oldmansax
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« on: November 10, 2006, 05:18:55 AM »

Anyone know of a good (read reliable & inexpensive) source for 24 volt dash light bulbs? I need 313, 356. and 1450 for my MCI. Evidently, the former owner did no night driving.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006, 05:34:17 AM »

Try NAPA or a truck supply house locally.  BK here on the board might be able to help you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006, 05:40:52 AM »

I bought mine from C&J Bus Repair, but I was already there so I didn't have to pay shipping.  I would need to find work order to look up cost.

I originally thought they were 12 volt bulbs so I went to the auto parts store first.  They sold me the same bulb in 12 volt.  I installed it and the dash rheostat started smoking and quit.  It cost me $11 for a new rheostat.  Strangely enough, the rheostat was working fine a few days later and I now have a spare new rheostat.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2006, 08:16:25 AM »

It has been reported that purchasing a box from the auto parts wholesaler near you has the best success.

They may have to order them. They typically come in boxes of 10-12.

Purchased singley in the wrong place will cost many times a regular bulb.

Then you will have spares to give or trade to other busnuts in the dark!!!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006, 06:49:21 AM »

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All the parts places (the closest of which is almost 40 miles from me) say "A WHAT???" when I start asking about 24V  bulbs.

I don't mind buying a box. Just like to find someone to buy from.

Anybody have a website? Supplier who will ship them?

Another question for you MCI owners. The manual says there is a 1450 bulb with .23 candle power and a 1450IF that is green with .23 candle power and another 1450IF amber that is 3.5 candle power. Anyway to tell the difference when ordering? . I have the original Challenger Maintenance Manual Copyright August 1974 Page 7-22A. Am I missing something here?

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2006, 07:06:38 AM »

Try a forklift dealer such as CAT. They use 24V on their equipment.

Don't know if it helps, hope so.

Dreamscape
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Dallas
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2006, 08:09:57 AM »

Not too long ago Bryce was asking if anyone wanted to go in with him to order a whole pile of 24V bulbs.

Maybe he has a few extras?

      bustedknucklegarage att ya(c)hoo.com
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2006, 10:11:56 AM »

Tom, I think the best source is Mohawk Mfg. Great service at the owest prices. Call 1-800-323-7652
I buy them by the box- HTH, Chuck
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