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Old 05-26-2001, 12:43 PM
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just got replacement bulbs for the air & heat knobs on the center console of my 1987 300SE . they seem to be extra bright - and worse , the plastic knobs seem to be on fire , they get so hot.
Are there different intensity bulbs available ? the ones I got are clear and marked 12v/1.2
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Old 05-28-2001, 03:03 PM
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12V/1.2W is the right bulb. Mercedes uses dull bulbs (structured bulbs instead of clear-glass bulbs) in the W124...these dull bulbs are less bright and have a high(er) gray plastic socket.

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
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Old 05-29-2001, 01:55 PM
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thanks for the info. I'll put these bulbs in - and hope the plastic knobs don't heat to a point of no return.....
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