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Old 05-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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REPLACEMENT BULB FOR AN ON BOARD COMPUTER FOR A 1995 318i Convertible

I need to find a replacement source for a 12 volt 1.2 watt light bulb that is used in an on board computer on a 318i convertible. 1995. It is an "all in one" unit that twists in. See attached. None of the local auto parts places have them. Auto Zone, Advance, and NAPA. Can I find them without going directly to BMW?
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I think I found the bulbs on line....they are the same as dashboard lights and can be bought at various sites that market BMW dashboard lights. Thanks if anyone was out there researching.
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what part of the OBC does that bulb light up?
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i asked because i have display problems with mine and i was wondering if there was a bulb for the display that i could replace or if it was a LCD screen requiring replacement of the unit
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On my OBC it is a bulb that needs replacing. The unit requires 2...one that lights up the temperature window and one that lights up the clock. I will replace both of them. $1.50 each on line. Unless I screw it up I will be able to fix it in about 10 minutes. Thanks for everyone's feedback.
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