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Tiny Interior Light Bulbs

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Turdle, September 8, 2014.

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  1. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Does anyone know which size the tiny bulbs for the message center are?
    It is a filament bulb.
    It has a removable green "condom" ( for lack of better term)


    Here it is next to a 194 socket bulb from an instrument cluster.( 194 on left, Unknown on right)

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    looks like the same size as what's used in the rear defogger button and for the driving lights button. T4's i believe. a good source for these bulbs is www.autoillunination.com but without the "mouse condom" the green bulbs don't look green. sometimes you can get the mouse condom off without tearing it and sometimes not.
     
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    I wish I knew about these a couple years ago when I had a bulb go out in my steering wheel and opted to DIY make an LED replacement, though after shipping it's over $5 and I already had the LED and resistor to fix it immediately, while it was disassembled.

    If the condom is stuck on you might try spraying some silicone around the base and warming it a little.
     
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    Silly bulbs.
    The one on the right hand side of all the status buttons was dark. I ordered 2 led versions.
    I was having a rough night so I decided a 3:00 AM drive was in order. Wouldn't you know it the bulb now works. go figure.
     
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    small bulbs will do this sometimes. it's because the filament is broken and will sometimes make contact. when it does the bulb will work for a while. it's kinda like a loose connection. it will go out again.
     
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