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Old 03-07-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question Overhead map light replacement???

I did a search but maybe I am using the wrong terms so I appologize if I missed an existing post.

One of my overhead map lights (in the EX overhead storage bin) is burned out. The manual says they are "12v - 4 CP." OK, maybe its me but I haven't really heard of these. Can you get them from your local track auto or what not?

Also, there were no instructions on how to replace the map lights. Does anyone know how to get in there and replace them (nervous about just tuggin on the plastic bezel around the lights)? Pics of course would be helpful.

Thanks in advance for anyone who knows! Heck maybe I will get brave and replace them with a different color :) if they exist of course.
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

I think they are 3175 size bulbs. I bought some white light bulbs at wal mart I think they are called xenon white or something. I think they were $4.44. They are much nicer IMO than the stock bulbs. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

To get at the bulbs you just need to pry off the push on/off light covers with a thin screwdriver, butterknife, yellowed Frito lookin' toenail whatever works. Once off you'll also see one of the 2 bolts holding the overhead bin in place. I went thru this process when installing my center speaker up there. Just incase you had any mods for the bin in the future.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:43 PM   #4
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

Sylvania, GE: DE3022
Wagner: 13050
Philips: T6.2x27

3175 is the dome and trunk/cargo bulb.

(more at http://www.skidmore.edu/~pdwyer/e/parts.htm#bulbs)
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

ramblerdan,

Have you ever replaced those lights? I think there is a misconception among light manufacturers about what size goes in the map lights. I believe that it is 3175, I also double checked the package on the bulbs I used in there.

Of course, who knows. Maybe the package was mismarked. Stupid wal mart...
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

oh also, ramblerdan,

I LOVE your site. A lot of good information. I am glad you took the time to do it. :)
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:42 PM   #7
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

JMM you are right. I too went looking for 3022 at Advanced Auto with my burnt out bulb in hand...low and beyond 3022 to skinny, 3175 just right.

Whats funny is there is no way 3175 fits the dome lights...pulled them out, much longer than the map lights, although appear to be the same thickness.
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

map lights are 3175 and dome lights are 211 or 212...there are probably several sizes that will fit either one....just take the old bulb with you to the store and buy one that is the same size
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

Yea I measured the dome light was sort of halfway between 39mm and 44mm, and well it seemed closer to 39mm, so I ordered those. In all honesty, they will probably fit fine cause the dome contacts were pretty wide and seemed to have some wiggle room on size.

In any fact, bulbs dont cost much so not too much of a biggie it they dont fit.
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Re: Overhead map light replacement???

yeah...as long as they touch the contacts they will probably work...i don't know why everything has to come in different sizes...as far as things like dome light bulbs anyways
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