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Old 05-31-2017, 12:02 PM
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1970 220d shifter gate light...

I am helping a guy sort out his car. One of the things out is the shifter light on the automatic floor shift.

The owners manual does not list this light's replacement number. I think it is a 6428 but I cannot be sure.

Anyone out there that can tell me if this is correct?
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:37 PM
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SUCCESS! I'm still not sure about the number but I did manage to find some 27mm X 8mm bulbs. They also have the cone shaped tip.

And they work!

When I was ordering them the seller didn't know the number either. But they asked me what physical size they were. Apparently this is how these bulbs are ordered.
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Idle View Post
Apparently this is how these bulbs are ordered.
Wattage is important also. Those bulbs are probably 5 watts.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:44 PM
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A very good point. These are 3 watts. They work great and give just the right amount of light.

I did manage to squeeze in a bulb that I knew was not right in a car I had years ago. At night the light coming out of the shifter gate was bright enough to read a map by. I don't know why, since I don't know enough about light bulbs to figure it out, but the lights that are correct are just right.

So 3w, 27mm x 8mm should get it. Or at least be a good start when searching.

I am sure these have a bulb number. It is just that no one seems to know what it is.
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