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Sparton Turn Signal Switch Bulb- Need Help

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by HellaSlow, Jun 19, 2023.

  1. Jun 19, 2023
    HellaSlow

    HellaSlow Member 2024 Sponsor

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    The blinker bulb inside my sparton turn signal housing has stopped working. I checked the ground on the column and it seems fine. The glass on the bulb itself is really loose and even though the filament isn't broken inside, I suspect the bulb is bad. I checked it for continuity and I get nothin.

    That said.... There are no helpful markings on it to identify the bulb type. Just "USA" engraved on the side.

    Any help is appreciated. It's a 12v system.

     
  2. Jun 20, 2023
    Tralehead

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    Put the bulb in your pocket. There's a NAPA on Washington and one on Venice. They'll have it. :)
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2023
    Beach66Bum

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    Looks like a #53 mini bayonet bulb 12v.
    Cool that it has USA on it! Most replacements now will have China
     
  4. Jun 20, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    Haha! The one on Venice right next to me is no longer there. But yes, I will take it out to the one on Washington next time I’m inDTLA! Thx
     
  5. Jun 20, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    Rad! I’ll see if I can try my luck at oreillys
     
  6. Jun 20, 2023
    Tralehead

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    Bummer. That was a good shop in the day, especially before it was a NAPA. Another good place was West Coast Marine Electric, everything under the (electrical) sun for vehicles. But prolly gone as well. It's been a while since I've been to the west side. Ah, Canned Heat at the Fox Venice ;) Is Versailles still around? Best Cuban chicken and beans I ever had
     
  7. Jun 20, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    Yep! Versailles is still there! So goooood.
    West Coast Marine Electric looks like its still a bit of a hike from where I am but I'll check around.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2023
    Walt Couch

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    Believe that is a GE #53 like beachbum sez.
     
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  9. Jun 20, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    Ok cool. I ordered one from Amazon that arrives tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
     
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  10. Jun 20, 2023
    Beach66Bum

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    Yup! It’s a #53 :D
    Pulled this bulb out of one of my parts Sparton turn indicators.
    Funny thing, the glass part was loose too!
     
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  11. Jun 21, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    OHHHH man! I really hope the new bulb solves my dilemma! fingers crossed haha. Is it my eyes or is your glass shattered?!?!?
     
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  12. Jun 21, 2023
    Beach66Bum

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    Yup, don’t be aggressive on the glass part, lol! :rofl:
     
  13. Jun 21, 2023
    HellaSlow

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    Just got the #53's in the mail! Worked great! Thx again y'all!
     
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  14. Jun 22, 2023
    Beach66Bum

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    You'll be good for another 50 years! :D
     
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