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Hi members of the Audi genus Bulbophyllum:
In a recent article Eric Renneisen <email@example.com> exclaimed:
>>>>Subject: Those D*mn Little Bulbs!!!
An extra-heavy piece of my Uncle's fruit cake goes to Ray Calvo for
the tips on bulb replacement for the seat heater switches. An
honorable mention must go to Joe Yakubik for the Radio Sh*t P/N for
the bulb. (It was the _exact_ same bulb!) Thanks guys!>>>>
I concur. I replaced mine yesterday. I haven't tested them in the
dark yet, but the directions were precise. Let's hope the replacement
lamp is actually better than the OEM one. Given the generally dim
operation of these lamps, there is no excuse for them not lasting
nearly forever. Lamp lifetime goes as some very large power of the
ratio of rated voltage to actual voltage.
>>>>Alas, the $1.20 sacrifice was not enough. These cars are
insidious. _Immediately_ following the replacement, the bulb on my
radio display went out! Prolly because I failed to use Ray's
suggestion of taking out the radio for easier access to the seat
This is the radio station LCD display. Ray, I know you've been here
before. I searched my personal archives (all digests since #477, 20
MB!) but I could only find messages about the broken circuit board.
:^( Can you (or anyone else) share some more of your micro-bulb
wisdom? What I'm looking for is a bulb P/N, gotcha's to look out for,
I received much information on this subject in September, and reprised
it when finished with the project. Suggest you search by author under
ksmith1, and porsray. Also, if I find I have a copy, I will email it
to you. Based on the seat heater switch repair, the 60 mA Radio Shack
lamps used for the switch would seem to fit in the radio. (The
previous suggestion that I followed was for the Radio Shack 55 mA
bipin lamps.) You will need to color the lamp or cover it with a
silicon rubber filter if you don't want it to be too bright at night.
Data in archives or email me if you don't find anything.
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