Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light
Thanks to everyone to contributing to this posting. My compass has been dark for the past year. I could never figure out how to get to the bulb. Then, I was sidetracked to other stuff. I’ll take another stab at this. It would be nice to see where I am going.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising – St Kitts - Nevis
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:45 AM
To: Bill & Judy Rouse
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light
Hi Bill & All,
Some progress on this issue, although not yet resolved.
Lights are located under the 3-parts cover, which can be removed by unclipping the side logos. This will reveal 2 large screws on each side. Once removed, you can access the lights/wiring.
We have also contacted Plastimo re. spare references.
Bill, you are right, only post 2016 is LED, and replacement should be done like for like (ours is therefore incandescent).
Our current issue is that Plastimo said from a photo that our circuit is not the original one. We have 3 bulbs with a resistance, they think it should be 2.
We are looking for guidance on whether to replace and revert to the original circuit, or replace as is. Waiting for a response from Amel as to why they would have done it this way (there must be a good reason...).
Photos and catalogue page saved under photos > album.
Please let us know if any queries or info.
I read that once the bottom plate is removed that the wires and light slip out with a slight tug on the wires. I also read that the new LED plastimo bulb is not compatible with the older non-LED compass.
I am not sure of the accuracy of this information and if you do this job, please confirm this.
Has anyone had to replace the light of their Plastimo Magnetic Compass?
- is that done through the front or back of the compass?
- do you know what bulb is required?
With thanks in advance,
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France