Indicator light replacement on 2006 Nantucket

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Indicator light replacement on 2006 Nantucket

Postby Waterfun » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:07 pm

I have a 2006 Nantucket and the small bulb that goes behind the bilge dash switch is out. This turns red when bilge is on.

1. What is bulb called in whaler speak?

2. I tried to gently pull switch forward assuming that was the logical way to get to the burnt out luck. How do I access the bulb to remove old and replace with new?


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Re: Indicator light replacement on 2006 Nantucket

Postby jimh » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 pm

My guess: the indicator lamp in the switch is an LED and is integral to the switch. Get a new switch. Call Boston Whaler customer service for advice on where to get a new switch. I think the switches are the CONTURA series from CARLING TECHNOLOGIES.

CARLING TECHNOLOGIES describes this switch:

These snap-in rocker switches offer countless options for ratings, circuits, colors, illuminations and symbols.

Cf.: ... ies-ii-iii

Caution: there are probably 100,000 variations of this switch, so don't try to figure out what part number and how to order it from eBay. Talk to Boston Whaler.

If you identify the exact product you have, you can get a datasheet from CARLING that shows how to disassemble the switch. For example, see

If the lamp is an LED, it is quite unusual for it to burn out. Are you certain that the LED has burned out? Perhaps the LED is working and there is a problem in the circuit that is causing it to not be illuminated.