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dale



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: light bulbs Reply with quote

From the Sylvania/Osram site:
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/LampReplacementGuide/

If you run the brass base bulbs in the tail lights of your E30, you'll likely be chasing funky check-control warning lights and wondering what is wrong with your system.
Don't use an American 1156 single filament tail light bulb, use a Euro 7506, for brake, backup, and turn signals in the rear.
Tail light/rear running lights take a 5007 bulb.
Up front, the turn signal/running lights are the 7528 dual filament bulbs.


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1990 BMW 300 Series Convertible

Low beam headlamp
9006
9006SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9006ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
9006XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
9006CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

High beam headlamp
9005
9005SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9005ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
9005XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
9005CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

Parking light
7528
7528LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front turn signal
7528
7528LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Rear turn signal
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Tail light
5007
5007LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Stop light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

High mount stop light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Fog/Driving light
H1-55W
H1ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H1XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
H3-55W
H3ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen

License plate
6418
6418LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Back up light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front sidemarker
2825
2825LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Glove box
6411

Dome light
6411

Trunk/Cargo area
6411
6418
6418LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Instrument-general
2721
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tncean



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Dale!

I hit the print button on this one.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now we gotta update all the napas in the world too.
thats pretty thorough...thanks Dale
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To put some hard numbers with this info. (This has been posted many times.)


The incorrect lamp: 1156 lamp 12V/26W
32CP 2.10A @ 12.8V or 2.16 amp @ 12.5V, BA15s bayonet base

The correct lamp:
12V 21W nickel base single contact
1.85A @ 13.5V
Used for rear turn signal, brake
63-21-7-160-797
#7506

12V 10W nickel base, small bulb, single contact
Used for rear running light
63-12-8-369-224 now -> 07-11-9-905-337 $1.45.

12V 21W/5W Nickel base dual contact, bayonet mount
Used for front (bumper) turn signal
63-21-7-160-793
63-21-6-922-174 now 07-11-9-905-511
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dale



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
12V 10W nickel base, small bulb, single contact
Used for rear running light
63-12-8-369-224 now -> 07-11-9-905-337 $1.45.

Isn't this the 5007 bulb from Sylvania?

Quote:
12V 21W/5W Nickel base dual contact, bayonet mount
Used for front (bumper) turn signal
63-21-7-160-793
63-21-6-922-174 now 07-11-9-905-511

Isn't this the 7528 bulb?
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