Bulbs

Discussion in 'Interior City' started by gnatsum, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody,
    Sorry if this question seems basic. I am trying to replace some bulbs with the correct ones. I am looking for the side marker bulbs. In the manual they are listed as '194'. I have searched and believe that they are these ones. Do I have the correct ones and would they be the same as these?
     
  2. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    194s are the little ones with the blade bottom that just pushes into the socket. You might want to consider LEDs for longer life and less heat.
     
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  3. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Hi Bill,
    Thanks, I was wondering about the wattage of the bulbs, is there any difference and does it matter? I was avoiding LEDs because I thought it might cause issues with flickering but is that not the case?
     
  4. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

  5. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    Adam, go buy the LEDs -- they work great. Just buy them online so you don't pay like you're a Windsor. Here's what I bought for the dash -- they are NOT polarity sensitive. That means they can be installed in either direction and they will work. It also means you won't spend 15 mins wedging your hand under there to get a bulb installed and find out it's in backward... They are WAY brighter and don't get as hot so they preserve the dash ---a win-win.
    Yorkim 194 LED Bulb Non-Polarity Newest 7th Generation, Super Bright 6-SMD 5730 chipset T10 194 LED Bulbs, 168 LED Bulb, LED 2825 Bulb, W5W LED Bulbs for Car Interior Lights, Pack of 10 - White ....on Amazon for $16 USD for a 10 pack.... You'll need amber or red 194s for the side marker lights (not sure what you have where) -- the issue is that you have to buy 10 to get 2 -- I might just use the regular 194s. Or look for the Yorkim's.

    On my 68 I found the LEDs tail lights/ side markers don't get out of whack (fast flash) as long as you leave a couple of regular bulbs on the circuit. Or you can replace the flasher with a new electric flasher. I used the iBrightstar Newest 9-30V Super Bright Low Power 1157 2057 2357 7528 BAY15D LED Bulbs with Projector replacement for Tail Brake Lights,Brilliant Red from Amazon for the taillights. It's an easy upgrade that's cheap and honestly makes the car safer to drive at night.
     
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  6. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for the information, I will look up some sources in the UK.
     

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