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rojo412 09-30-2012 08:46 AM

Heater Control light bulbs... where can I find them?
Hey, long time, no post!

I just had to replace my radio and figured while I'm at it, replace the bulbs that go behind the heater/vent controls. They've been burnt out since I got the car, so now's as good a time as any.
I have them out of the car, so I know how to do the work, but I just need to find the parts.

Does anyone know where to source the bulbs themselves? Aside from raiding a Pull-A-Part wreck, that is.
Or if anyone has a part number that I can search, at least?

Any help is much appreciated.
(It's a 98 GT, by the way, if that needed to be specified)

LegacyLou 09-30-2012 10:16 AM

Thanks for asking , I need them also!

steven1955 09-30-2012 04:56 PM

Wow. I finally get to contribute.

I replaced every bulb in the heater control and most of the lighted switches in our 99 OB with what are often called "grain of wheat" bulbs which I was able to get from my local Radio Shack.

Typical of Radio Shack, what they are called keeps changing, and sometimes they are sold as 14 V bulbs and sometimes as 12 V bulbs.

Radio Shack's current description is:
12 V Microlamps (2-Pack) Model 272-1092.
Current price is $1.99 for the pack of two.

rdleg05 09-30-2012 11:01 PM

Another source to try is Mouser Electronics. I have to replace several bulbs on the heater control as well as; and when I went to RS, they didn't have it in their parts drawers. So I'm getting ready to try Mouser.....

here is URL


Stasis 09-30-2012 11:03 PM

Dealers sell them pre-fitted to the circular slot for not a lot

rojo412 10-01-2012 08:49 AM

Awesome! Thanks for the leads, I'm going to see what I can find today.

rojo412 10-01-2012 07:20 PM

No joy at Radio Shack. They didn't have a bulb small enough.
The dealership can order them... at $8.30 + tax each.

subikid90 10-01-2012 08:08 PM

^My radioshack didnt have any in stock either, I just ordered a bunch online. Much cheaper than the dealer.

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