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RE: what bulb for the 80/90/cq center console switches (fog,abs, defrost switch
> OK, a bulb in the center consol switch in the CQ and 90 burned out,
> went to dealer, he sold me a 1.2 watt, this is the lowest watt bulb they
> have, buy it's brighter than the rest and the switch gets warm as a result.
> After having it in there for 2 months, I went to take it out and the shroud
> that holds it in went from white to yellow (due to heat of bulb).
> Anyone know what gives and where to get the right bulb (1.0 watt
Radio Shack 12 V DC, 60 mA Micro Lamps in a (2) pack
Cat No 2721092B
This bulb was an *exact* match for the ones in the seat heater switches.
Now, if I recall my physics correctly, Watts = Volts x Amps.
This gives: 12V x 0.06A = 0.72W
Therefore, the 1.2 W bulb was indeed too much! (Assuming the bulb you
need is the same as the one for the seat heater.)
'90 CQ 20V - my 'running-iron' ;^)