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I'm looking for some of the small bulbs that indicated when you changed from AM, FM, Phono, AUX on a Pioneer SX 525 Receiver. Would anyone have a Part Number for them or know where I could buy some of these? They had stamped on them, 8 V, so I assumed that meant 8 Volt. These were NOT the Fuse Lamps, as I have already replaced them. These bulbs had 2 wires each on them and were soldered to terminals close by on a small circuit board for the Front Panel.

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I recently converted my 525 to LED, (yes, custom work) but I know what lamp you need. You can find it at MCM Electronics. www.mcmelectronics.com/product/DISTRIBUTED-BY-MCM-14LH-T1-/25-995


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Hello almost any electrical store may handle this kind of bulbs you neeed to measure the exact volts they work for. they are called rice bulbs and usually founded on autostereo but they work for 12 volt so check the form/watt and volage they have in your pioneer saludos

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