Tiny Light Bulb!



  • HI Guys,

    I had to remove my fog light switch today as it seemed to have come apart inside. I fixed it up, and discovered there is actually a bulb in there. Its tiny, does anyone know what type it is, so I can order a new one??



  • R u sure there is a bulb in there, thought they made a light on the dash come on, if not I have one £5 posted if you want it



  • yup, definitely a little bulb. sits in the typical twist-in holder…! i will take a pic tomorrow.



  • confirmed its a bulb. on mine, the tiny wires are broken, hence making no connection!

    going to attempt to find a replacement, be nice to see it lit up to indicate the fogs are on!



  • @cd552e0a6b=clivvy:

    confirmed its a bulb. on mine, the tiny wires are broken, hence making no connection!

    going to attempt to find a replacement, be nice to see it lit up to indicate the fogs are on!

    is this front fogs because mine doesnt light up either



  • yup, the little switch in the centre console for the fogs….there's a bulb, should light up green!

    My bulb looked intact, but on closer inspection, the small wrap around wires were broken, so it wasn't making a connection. I need to remove it again to try and get the bulb type!



  • here it is…cant see any identification on it...so god knows how i source a new one!!



  • that looks like an ordinary sidelight bulb but it could be the huge pic lol. best bet would be to buy a whole unit off a scrapper i expect mate



  • trust me, its tiny!!

    if you look in the pic, top left, you can see the jewellers screwdriver…..



  • oh christ yeah. thats a massive precision screwdriver you got there haha. try and find an led or an old torch ;)



  • Yes you can buy them… not sure if you have "Radioshack" stores over there but here's further details:

    Part number: 272-1092

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103780

    Rated voltage: 12.0v
    Rated current: 60mA
    Lamp Type: 7219
    Bulb Type: T-1
    Base size and style: 1-inch wire terminals
    Brightness: 0.15 MSCP
    Averate Life (hours) 10000

    Basically they come with a lot of extra wire coming out and you wrap it around the base yourself (take a look at the one that broke, take your micro screwdriver to untwist the wires)



  • thanks Mooneggs, you are correct, those are the type I need and I found them in our version of Radioshack-Maplins!

    I will pick some up and repair the switch. Looks like a green filter inside of the rocker switch, so I will stick with clear or green bulbs.

    thanks again!



  • fixed! Right after buying some online, I realised I still had a box full of MX6 parts, found an old switch, removed the bulb, refitted to the MX3 holder and voila, the switch now illuminates….!



  • For future reference you can get them in any motor factors, I had to replace 3 in my car (not an mx3) cost me 17p each, I just took in the bulb, most of them come across bulbs enough to know exactly what it is, I have a spare bulb still in its box so Ill get the number off it for your future reference


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