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Old 03-04-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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What type of bulb is this?

Anybody know what type of bulb the small one is in front of the H7? Not for a BMW but for my other car (Mitsubishi Galant). The switches don't light up anymore and I found this bulb inside the switch. Can anybody of the lighting gurus give me a link where I can get them? It is very small only about a quarter of an inch big with a rectangular rubber base( the brown part). I have asked other forums but they don't know as well. I searched but could not find anything. Maybe because I don't even know what it's called?

Mods, I don't know if this is the correct forum or I should have put it in off-topic. Feel free to move it if it belongs there. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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they are called "wheat lights" you should be able to find them down at your local auto parts shop....

A better infocus picture of the bulb would help as well.........
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they are called "wheat lights" you should be able to find them down at your local auto parts shop....

A better infocus picture of the bulb would help as well.........
Sorry for the lousy pic. I don't have a camera at my disposal at the moment only a phone cam.

I researched wheat lights and wheat bulbs and I found it. They are called grain of wheat bulbs. Only problem is they are not available here. Looks like I have to order from the USA. Anyway, thanks for the heads up. You tha man jason77!

* I found out it is smaller than wheat bulbs. Its called a grain of rice bulb.
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Oops! LOL sorry didn't even bother to check where you were located.....

you might be able to get away cheap by buying a general grane of wheat bulb and seeing if you can take out the old one from that brown base and putting in a new one?

Just a thought...
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Thanks jason! After a lot of telephone calls to different automotive and electronic shops and a lot of explaining and describing what bulbs they were, I finally found them available in one by bulk. 50 pcs min. Oh well at least they are cheap. Like $5 for 50 pcs. I now have a lot of spares. I needed about 10 anyways. I just have to transfer the bases as you said.
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