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Old 03-04-2019, 02:29 PM
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Interior dome light bulb

Anyone have a source for these bulbs? I figured they would be fairly common and easy to find, but I'm having a tough time finding one. I found some that the parts store said would fit, but they are too large and too long. They are LED and would have been great, but no fit.
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:49 PM
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I assume you have Festoon bulbs. They come in at least 4 different sizes (length in mm), so you should measure your old one first.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs...715049848.html
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I bought this one, was slightly too long to be a perfect fit but I got it in there with a little nudging: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-6000K-Su...item419005d4e8
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Those are 31, so you think these are mayne a 30mm or even 29? Why are these things so hard to find now?
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Those are 31, so you think these are mayne a 30mm or even 29? Why are these things so hard to find now?
Looks like 30mm are readily available: https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/festoon/
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My bulbs are 31mm. Of course, you should measure the one you are holding.
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... Why are these things so hard to find now?
$0.27 delivered to your door. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1PCS...942631489.html How much easier do you want?
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:48 PM
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Mine are 31mm.


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I've got my stock one and I will try and measure it I guess.
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I just replaced mine with a an led board from a china seller on ebay. WOW! what a difference. It's amazing, it even illuminates the footwells.
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These are the measurements from mine, they fit great.



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Putting that LED bulb in is like trying to catch a greased pig... haven't had that much fun since the hogs ate my baby sister...
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Mine was more of a square 2"x2" led panel and the festoon bulb contacts have wires from the contact to the panel. very easy to install.
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Well, mine measures 30.30 from the best I can tell. My factory one measures 27.6 or 27.7. Maybe I didnt work at it hard enough, but I just dont see it going in. If yall say it will, I'll try again. That looks like the one some use here and I'm not seeing any smaller/shorter ones
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If it makes you feel any better (worse?), Sylvania thinks your vehicle takes a DE3175. https://www.sylvania-automotive.com/apps/vlrg-us/Vlrg/ Which is, you guessed it, 31mm long.

The support clips are relatively flexible metal; they have to squeeze the ends of the bulb. Will they accommodate another 3mm? Well, I don't know, but I would be really surprised if your vehicle took a smaller bulb than the rest of us.

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I'd like to see if anyone comes up with the same measurement as I did on the factory bulb. I'll try these again, but I'd like to find something that fit a little easier. Not a huge deal, but aggravating
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I ordered off Amazon what I thought was the correct LED replacement bulb for my '94 Yota PU. I was wrong, it was too short. I filled the gap with a wad of aluminum foil. Been working great for 2 months.
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Originally Posted by fountain View Post
I'd like to see if anyone comes up with the same measurement as I did on the factory bulb. I'll try these again, but I'd like to find something that fit a little easier. Not a huge deal, but aggravating
I hope that helps.


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