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We have a compass mounted on our Edson steering system and want to get a light in the compass anyone know where I can find one? Thanks.
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What brand compass, and are you sure it's not just burnt out or missing a bulb?

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Even if the bulb is good, it could just be not connected to the boat's electrical system. Who put in the Edson pedestal?

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It was there when we bought it, and I am not at the boat so I can tell you but I think it a Celestuial Compass or something like that. I am pretty sure there is no light even on it, I was hoping there was just a add on light that could be installed.
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Without a photo of the setup, I can't really recommend much...

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Next time at the boat, take the cover off, if there are wires, then you have a light, that either needs a bulb, connected, or you just haven't found the switch. Some are wired in with the running lights, so you may try turning them on and checking for a light at the compass.

One thing to remember is that if you install a light, twist the wires together (twisted pair) to cut down on intererence with the compass.

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