Nav light in stainless housing replacement

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So my green starboard nav light died a while back and I need to get around to replacing. Problem is it seems the unit Bennington used is no longer available. It’s an attwood series 3500. In the event I cannot locate one, any ideas on how to rig up a new led behind the old lens? I think if I can find a small bulb to fit in there with new wires that will work. Joys of boat ownership outside of warranty has begun.
 

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So my green starboard nav light died a while back and I need to get around to replacing. Problem is it seems the unit Bennington used is no longer available. It’s an attwood series 3500. In the event I cannot locate one, any ideas on how to rig up a new led behind the old lens? I think if I can find a small bulb to fit in there with new wires that will work. Joys of boat ownership outside of warranty has begun.

Lakeliving, Sounds like you are getting up the nerve to go in the market for a new boat
 

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Andy ,did you try Great Lake Skipper ? Even if its not listed on their site I would call

262-898-1855

 

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Lakeliving, Sounds like you are getting up the nerve to go in the market for a new boat
I have my eye on something…
 

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So to close the loop on this, attwood no longer makes the same unit that fits the contours of the stainless housing, at least the one on my 2014. I saw the unit has a 10 year warranty so I called the company and they sent me out a pair but said the size is a little different. I figured for free I’ll see how different they are and see what I can do. Well they showed up and no way they would work. Huge gaps and looked terrible. So what I ended up doing was buying some small green marine led’s off Amazon, dissected the existing unit to separate the old led chip from behind the clear lens, and placed it in there. Wired up a new deutche connector to match factory harness and bingo!
 

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So to close the loop on this, attwood no longer makes the same unit that fits the contours of the stainless housing, at least the one on my 2014. I saw the unit has a 10 year warranty so I called the company and they sent me out a pair but said the size is a little different. It for free I’ll see how different and see what I can do. Well they showed up and no way they would work. Huge gaps and looked terrible. So what I ended up doing was buying some small green marine led’s off Amazon, dissected the existing unit to separate the old led chip from behind the clear lens, and placed it in there. Wired up a new deutche connector to match factory harness and bingo!
Good job! Good old American ingenuity!
 

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McGyver at his finest … ;)
 

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Nice job, Andy! Thanks for sharing…
 
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