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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Instrument cluster lights?

There are two lights that light all the gauges and my left one has been working off and on.

I bought what I thought was 2 replacement bulbs with sockets...and when I pulled the cluster today I noticed that I bought the wrong bulbs. The bulbs I bought are for all the other backlit lights...(signals, high beams, oil, etc)

I just searched bavauto and I can't seem to find a light that replaces the two bigger lights that light the whole cluster...

Can someone point me to where I might find these?

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this is the one I found at Kragen's



do I need one that comes in the socket? or can I remove the old bulb from the old socket and put new bulb in the old socket?

the mini bulbs that light everything else in the cluster come with a new bulb and socket...
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or next time if you have an oreillys auto parts store near, go there. I got all my bulbs from there. cheaper too.
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this is the one I found at Kragen's



do I need one that comes in the socket? or can I remove the old bulb from the old socket and put new bulb in the old socket?

the mini bulbs that light everything else in the cluster come with a new bulb and socket...
buy them separetly, (no housing) or ask for side marker bulbs, they are the same.
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I found them at autozone today...

light number 194...for $2.99...

wish I had known that before I spent $12+shipping from bavauto for the wrong bulbs...

thanks for the help...
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good look, next time for minor stuff like that look a local parts stores. The same goes for stuff like water pumps, alternators, and fan clutches. The reason being is that you don't spend a lot of loot $$$ for shipping for replacements and down time.
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^^^ yea, I just assume that no one local carries anything for BMW's because they are very rare around here...especially one from the 80's...
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