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Old 10-24-2018, 06:22 AM   #1
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Default I need a bulb number

I use to know all bulb numbers 50 yrs ago. Any ways I need the bulb no. for
my heater switch (1946) its the bulb with a long glass 6 volt I have seen those many times in car radios too. Can't even find a pic. on google or ebay either.
sick of my battery going dead cause I forget to write a note to shut heater off LOL
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Heater is wired direct I don't like running things through my Ignition switch
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:19 AM   #2
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Try Bruce Falk
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:34 AM   #3
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If you don't want to write notes or have to replace reminder bulbs then wire the heater direct to the battery, controlled by an ignition switch controlled relay.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:09 AM   #4
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Does it look like this, #44 6volt.
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #5
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GE has a good bulb reference catalog that classified the different bulb shapes with all the different voltages and candlepower figures. They list nearly every miniature bulb they ever made. This is a link to a newer version than the one I have. http://www.csobeech.com/files/GE-BulbCatalog.pdf
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:22 PM   #6
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I like Jackson's catalog
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:02 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone and Bob number #44 thats what I need. Yes 51 Merc I thought of that

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Old 10-25-2018, 06:07 AM   #8
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If the 44, 6V, 0.25A does not last very long or if the knob will not fit in position properly look at the 51, 7.5V, 0.22A the physical difference is the 51 has a much smaller glass bulb.

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Old 10-25-2018, 07:28 AM   #9
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If the 44, 6V, 0.25A does not last very long or if the knob will not fit in position properly look at the 51, 7.5V, 0.22A the physical difference is the 51 has a much smaller glass bulb.
Yes Terry, thats what I got from Napa. The only way was to use a rubber
hose on the bulb cause its way in there. Problem is, being way in there, it does not light up the knob as bright as the long glass ones. I'm not picky, but I don't drive at night so I barely see it in the daytime. I will go to napa and buy a box
of = I have found #1847 #316 6v long glass. I know napa will get it.
A little bulb ain't the end of my life but I toasted my commercial batt. for leaving the heat on 'three yrs old', bought new commercial $116 for a 6vt?
so thats a lot of bulbs for 116 bucks LOL the way I think:

Live in New England = defrosters heat wipers and a good ice scraper and
possible tire chains if not go watch TV.
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