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Old 06-21-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
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I need to know what type of bulb the dash takes. I have a loght out in my Tach and want to replace it. The bulb wont pull out of the socket to replace it. I have the bulb out of the dash and need to get a new one anyone know the number ( i hope that it is not an GM only part)

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If you have your owners manual, it should be listed there. Otherwise, it is most likely a 194 bulb and you can get them just about anywhere.
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yea i have the bulb out but is not listed in the owners and the bulb is not a 194

anyone had there dash apart and replaced bulbs??
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yea i have the bulb out but is not listed in the owners and the bulb is not a 194

anyone had there dash apart and replaced bulbs??
I would just take this bulb to your local auto parts place and say "Got one of these?"
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I've seen some smaller bulbs in there with a twist-off base that are hard to find. Take the bulb to the GM dealer and see if he has a match.
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I've seen some smaller bulbs in there with a twist-off base that are hard to find. Take the bulb to the GM dealer and see if he has a match.
Agreed.

If it'* the same diameter as a 194 but doesn't match it, it'* probably a 168. They can be identified by the color of the little ceramic insulator on the filament support; I think the 194 is white and the 168 is brown.

If it'* about half the diameter of a 194, it could be a 73 or similar, but you'll have to squint to find a number on those things. It may also be a variant that'* soldered into its plastic socket, so don't force it; assuming you actually have the bulb out of the dash now, with or without a socket attached, get it matched at the dealer or a competent auto-parts store.
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yea i got the part it was a bulb and socket together

PC194 for all the dash lights

this would be a good number to add to the Techinfo for the replacement lights section.
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should be a p194 and you generally twist the little black socket that houses the bulb in order to remove it from the dash as for the bulb itself just pull it straight out.
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