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How do i get to the bottom light bulb?

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Hi Keith
Well this will be a little tough to explain but I will give it a shot here. The front comes off as a light box unit, you just unplug the two transformers inside and on the back of the front door, then there are two screws, sometimes one is missing but there should be two, at the far end of the top of the light box inside, on the hinge side of the door and almost hidden by the white mounted wiring plug about 2" below where the top of the light box would be, you will see a Philips head screw. Very hard to get at and see because of the wiring plug that is mounted there, it is behind that. Before taking out either screw let be warn you, once the last of the two screws, if you have both screws still in place, once you remove the last one that whole light box will fall away from the door and hit the ground unless you're ready for it, if it has never removed it might stick there for a bit but it will fall out very quickly and free fall to the floor so have someone hold it so it doesn't get broke. When you unplug the two transformers' they will stay on the light box as one unit when you remove it. Look at my diagram and you will see the location of the two screws, these screws, screw into the sheet metal that is the back of the light box, that you going to remove. Once the screws are out, the light box will come off by pulling the top of the box away from the door. After that you put it on the bench you will see two very small screws on the bottom and at the middle of that chrome frame that goes around the glass and you remove both of those and it will all come apart.
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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

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