1948-1951 Indian Dash Lighting Explained
When Indian originally designed the 348 dash panel they mounted the dash bulbs with a rigid connection to the frame. It was soon discovered that this caused the bulbs to fail. The rigid mounting meant too much engine vibration was transferred to the bulbs which caused the bulb failure. Indian quickly came up with this service shot to fix the issue.
348 – 351 MODEL INSTRUMENT LIGHT SOCKET CONVERSION TO OVERCOME BULB FAILIURES
- Remove instrument panel cover.
- Remove left gas tank.
- Remove instrument and light panel bracket.
- Unsolder the wires on the bulb sockets.
- Solder one wire 711 long and one wire 811 long, on new socket, as shown in sketch. (SPEEDOMETER LIGHT)
- Solder new wire 8″ long and generator indicator light wire from harness on other new socket, as shown in sketch.
- Cut instrument and light panel bracket, as shown in sketch., and reassemble on frame. Replace gas tank.
- Insert both bulb sockets half way through rubber pad. Assemble pad over panel stud and adjust pad to lie flat on top of gas tank. Connect wires on switch as shown.
- Assemble bulbs in sockets with bulb shock ring on the generator indicator light bulb.
- Replace instrument panel.
NOTE: We can supply a new bracket already cut. To Order parts please click on the part numbers below:
1 x 763006 Bulb Shock Ring (Starklite Cycle does not use this on our restorations)