jch <email@example.com> wrote:
>Randy G. wrote:
>> Anyone have an equivalent number or alternate source for the
>> instrument lighting bulb for the 240? Or am I going to have to pay at
>> These are the larger ones (there are two) that illuminate the
>> instrument panel- mine is marked:
>> w971 -(I could find no reference to this number anywhere on the Net)
>> 12/3 -(presumably 12v 3watt)
>You are in luck as i have just spent over an hour last week at Canadian
>Tire trying to get a match for these bulbs (12V,3W). Finally out of
>frustration i just grabbed a package with the number _161_ that
>contained the same bulb size. These bulbs had a blue bead at the bottom
>of the filament instead of a white one in the Osram product. At home i
>checked the current draw and measured about 200 mA at 13 V, meaning that
>the power consumption of the bulb was about 2.7 W. This was correct
>when compared with the one good illumination bulb i had in the cluster.
> It needed a little over 200 mA.
I looked up the GE/Osram 161 and found this:
Volts: 14, Watts: 0.19, Base: WEDGE
The ones I need are pre-mounted in the 1/4-turn plastic base, or at
least appear to be so.
>The little ones in the pilots were also available. I can't read the
>number on the bulb. Their current draw was the same as the good ones in
>the various pilot lights.
These are readily available in auto part stores in the US, so they are
not a problem.
>Then the last ones i needed were the seat belt warning, and glove box
>lamps. I found no equivalent yet, but settled on _1815_ bulbs. They
>are actually 3 W bulbs with a current draw of 220 mA at 13 V. But for
>these applications where the bulb is only ON for a short time, the heat
>developed should not present a problem.
All of those were good in my car, so I haven't looked for them yet.
>What i would love to see is a cross reference list between bulbs that
>have a particular socket style, voltage and wattage marking (European
>style) versus American and/or Canadian designation in terms of
>"application" number. I have not been able to find such a cross
>reference. Many vehicles sold in North America publish such a list in
>the Owner's Manual, but the Volvo manual only lists the external bulbs.
> The internal ones are listed, but only with the European designations.
Most all auto part stores have a part number reference book that lists
most of the bulbs (except as noted above)- all the tail, headlight,
and other small bulbs are referenced and readily available, even the
euro spec ones with the chrome base.
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"