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Old 01-14-09, 09:37 PM
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Damn, I spent hours on the net looking for bulbs, and there they are at the local radio shack - Thanks Oblique!
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Old 01-14-09, 10:13 PM
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It took me forever to find that shack bulb to. Im not sure about its brightness though.

I've read these are excellent bulbs.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SEARCH=LXDF18+

I bought some extras if anyone wants to meet up and buy em from me.
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Old 01-15-09, 05:44 PM
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would these be suitable for the exterior keyhole light, and is there a proper way to solder it to the 2 wires, just wondering because I dont want to blow another cpu2.
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Old 01-15-09, 07:01 PM
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would these be suitable for the exterior keyhole light, and is there a proper way to solder it to the 2 wires, just wondering because I dont want to blow another cpu2.
Here are the PERFECT bulbs for the key hole light. They fit the little rubber holder perfectly, and have nice long leads to easily solder in. This is what I use.

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Old 01-15-09, 07:06 PM
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would these be suitable for the exterior keyhole light, and is there a proper way to solder it to the 2 wires, just wondering because I dont want to blow another cpu2.
key hole light uses a "grain of wheat" bulb. A lot smaller then these and fits into the rubber fastener in the back of the handle for the light. The wires come coated, unike the abovebulbs, which need to have bare wires so they can be formed around the Neo base.

Id recomend next time dissconecting the CPU2......solder the bulb wires and then reconnect the CPU2. This way you (we lol) wont be able to fry another one.
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Old 01-15-09, 07:17 PM
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Just to clarify, the keyhole light is much larger than the lamp used in the security system indicator. Compare my post #1 to #29. The bulbs in #29 are perfect for the keyhole light.
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Old 01-15-09, 10:27 PM
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Id recomend next time dissconecting the CPU2......solder the bulb wires and then reconnect the CPU2. This way you (we lol) wont be able to fry another one.[/QUOTE]

Lol, good idea I never thought of just disconnecting the cpu2 while soldering it one. I am not too concerned about a bulb fitting into that rubber plug type thing, the previous owner just seemed to remove the original light and rubber plug, and left the two white wires hanging there, so I will just have to figure out some way else to fasten it. As for the bulbs, I will have to try and find that grain of wheat type bulb, all we have here in canada is circuit city, and they either have the security light bulb, or a led type bulb which is the one I tried and fried the cpu2 with.
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Lol, good idea I never thought of just disconnecting the cpu2 while soldering it one. I am not too concerned about a bulb fitting into that rubber plug type thing, the previous owner just seemed to remove the original light and rubber plug, and left the two white wires hanging there, so I will just have to figure out some way else to fasten it. As for the bulbs, I will have to try and find that grain of wheat type bulb, all we have here in canada is circuit city, and they either have the security light bulb, or a led type bulb which is the one I tried and fried the cpu2 with.
I just pulled my grain of wheat bulb and used a bit bigger one. Go to The Source and look for a 12v Mini Lamp bulb stock #2721141 by Nexxtech. I used a small piece of silicone hose i had laying around. cut it to size and poped it in that to secure it. fit right in the plug for me......
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awesome, thanks.
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Old 01-17-09, 06:13 PM
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Remember my recent post about "are you lucky?"

Somehow, after all this...after I got the bulbs from RadioShack to put in to the little socket.....I have managed to lose the friggin' socket!

It just figures.
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Originally Posted by bajaman View Post
Remember my recent post about "are you lucky?"

Somehow, after all this...after I got the bulbs from RadioShack to put in to the little socket.....I have managed to lose the friggin' socket!

It just figures.
LOL dont you know by now thats the way it always works! Even better when you put some small part in a spot where you know you wont lose it, and low and behold you cant remember where that stupid spot was!!

If its any consulation...i lost mine also! GRRRR So what i did was as i mentioned above. Find a piece of silicone hose from your box of crap (or least thats where mine was lol). i had a few different sizes, so i grabed the one that fit the bulb size best, cut it to approx length of that hole where the gromit goes. I then cut a notch out of the silicone in the area closest to the key hole (front bottom half of the silicone). I did this because if you left the sillicone whole, the light wouldnt be able to shine downwards not getting full illumination out of it, only straight out the end
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LOL dont you know by now thats the way it always works! Even better when you put some small part in a spot where you know you wont lose it, and low and behold you cant remember where that stupid spot was!!

If its any consulation...i lost mine also! GRRRR So what i did was as i mentioned above. Find a piece of silicone hose from your box of crap (or least thats where mine was lol). i had a few different sizes, so i grabed the one that fit the bulb size best, cut it to approx length of that hole where the gromit goes. I then cut a notch out of the silicone in the area closest to the key hole (front bottom half of the silicone). I did this because if you left the sillicone whole, the light wouldnt be able to shine downwards not getting full illumination out of it, only straight out the end

This is for my security light but yeah....that is EXACTLY what I did! I mean, I remember grabbing the little ****** 'cuz I'd had it in my coat pocket for like a week, and I said to myself, "Self....better put this where it won't get lost...." and **** me running if I STILL didn't somehow lose it!!!!

Ihor is looking for one.....
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Oh sorry..thought you ment the rubber gromit for the key light.
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Lightbulb Tsd 077

hi there

I need advice to help me find specific information about this bulb



its from defog switch, from center console... i need to know what bulb it is?

i found the exact same bulb, size 3.15x6.8mm but there is more then one type...

3V/40mA
6V/40mA
6V/60mA
12V/40mA
12V/60mA
14V/40mA
14V/60mA

any idea which one is the original?
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