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Old 12th July 2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default little light bulbs in the radio

i took apart my stock GM radio because all the light bulbs burnt out. can anyone give me a part number for a lightbulb i can replace them with? i can even see the little fillament is burnt out in the bulbs.
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Old 12th July 2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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i just came back from radio shack and they have 12v / 60mA bulbs that look close and i think they will work. how do i know how many watt/amps the old bulbs in there are?
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Old 12th July 2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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Unless you have a magnifying lens to look at the old bulbs with to find the part numbers, you should be safe as long as they physically fit.
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Old 12th July 2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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the only numbers i can see on it are "OL 24" does this mean anything? i really would like to order the parts from mouser or another online supplier. i need about 12 of these bulbs and radio shack is charging 3$ each for these ones and i dont even know if they are going to be bright enough
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You will be fine with the Radio Shack bulbs. You need to replace all of the lamps. They may not have the same brightness of the OEM bulbs. If you replace all of them, it will not be noticeable.
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but is 3$ a bulb a normal price to pay?
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Old 13th July 2009, 01:58 AM   #7
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Here they come 2 bulbs per pack. I think they are 2 dollars a pack.
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Are you buying the ones with the long leads? That sounds too expensive. I had to buy some a while back and don't remember them being 3 dollars.
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yes the ones with the long leads. i need to order some other parts for other amp repairs and i was waiting so i could order these along with my other parts. i just wish i could get a range of wattage/amperage that these little bulbs operate. 3$ does seen expensive to me to i figure it will be about 50$ to replace all of them.
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yes the ones with the long leads. i need to order some other parts for other amp repairs and i was waiting so i could order these along with my other parts. i just wish i could get a range of wattage/amperage that these little bulbs operate. 3$ does seen expensive to me to i figure it will be about 50$ to replace all of them.
If you want the apprximate wattage of the old bulbs, remove a working one (if possible, I know you said they were all burned) from the circuit and test its resistance. You can figure wattage and current by using the known voltage (12) and the bulb's resistance. You can also use the current and voltage of the new bulbs (60mA and 12v) to figure their wattage.

here are some WAY cheaper

http://cgi.ebay.com/Grain-of-Wheat-2...3A1%7C294%3A50
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