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Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:January 11th, 2017, 1:53 pm
by StealthM
Has anyone replaced the light bulb in their center analog clock? Part number ? Its been driving me crazy..... oh checked with the dealer he told me Its not replaceable and I would have to buy a whole new clock.

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:January 11th, 2017, 2:46 pm
by 300maximilien
You can replace it with bulbs harvested from a junkyard. Or using the bulb base you can add a LED bulb and resistor. Radio Shack used to have direct fit replacements.

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:January 11th, 2017, 2:57 pm
by FIREM
Pretty sure I have a few laying around in my parts stash.....
4897949AA is the P/N but dealer wants $$ for them

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:January 11th, 2017, 6:48 pm
by carlrs
Dunno if the bulbs are the same, but the local dealer here told me they wanted 12€ per bulb for the AC controller.

I went to an electronics repair shop (they generally do TVs and stuff) and got bulbs for 1€ a piece, screwed them onto the bulb bases. Was a pain getting the old bulbs out, but it was possible.

LED + resistor might be a better way to go, though.

PS: Stuff like this is why I never visit the dealer here. They overcharge like hell. ATF+4 is 25€ a quart, for an example. Since I develop a leak every month or 2, it's cheaper for me to use a generic oil and, if the transmission should fail, replace the transmission. So far, it's been a year and the generic oil (Liqui Moly Top Tec 1200) hasn't blown anything up.

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:January 11th, 2017, 11:51 pm
by StealthM
Hey FIREM would you be interested in letting one of those bulbs go?

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:January 14th, 2017, 6:33 am
by FIREM
Turns out I used the last one in the Pro-Am,
Best bet, get one from an yard. Used clock less $$ than an bulb from the dealer.

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:February 7th, 2017, 11:12 pm
by ljsanchez863
When I go to the yard I will keep a eye out for some and stock up

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Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:February 8th, 2017, 1:11 am
by StealthM
If you do keep me in mind.

Re: Replacement clock light bulb

PostPosted:February 15th, 2017, 2:16 pm
by ljsanchez863
Will do

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