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Old 06-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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E30 Bulb List

here is a list of the various bulbs that are in our e30s. people create new threads just to ask what type of bulb they need. hopefully people will search and find this thread. making this into a sticky would help tremendously.

E30 Bulb List:
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Location                           Qty Specs   Generic Sylvania BMW         Comments
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Headlights - Sealed Beam, Low       2  35/35W  H5006   H5006    63121468226
Headlights - Sealed Beam, High      2  50W     H5001   H5001    63121468272
Headlights - US Ellipsoids, Lo      2  51W     HB4     9006     63217160786
Headlights - US Ellipsoids, High    2  60W     HB3     9005     63217160785
Headlights - Euro Ellipsoids, Low   2  55W     H1      64150    63217160777
Headlights - Euro Ellipsoids, High  2  55W     H1      64150    63217160777
Headlights - Euro Ellipsoids, City  2  5W      W5W     2825     63217160797
Fog                                 2  55W     H3      64151    63217160779

Front Marker/Turn                   2  21/5W   P21-5W  7528     63217160793
Side Markers (Early)                4  4W      T4W     3893     07509063576
Side Markers (Late)                 4  5W      W5W     2825     63217160797
Tail (Early)                        2  10W     R10W    5008     07119905337
Tail (Late)                         2  5W      R5W     5007     07119905336
Rear Turn                           2  21W     P21W    7506     63217160789
Stop                                2  21W     P21W    7506     63217160789
Back-up                             2  21W     P21W    7506     63217160789
High Stop                           1  21W     P21W    7506     63217160789
High Stop - Cabrio                  1  18W             921      63251372632
Euro Rear Fog                       2  21W     P21W    7506     63217160789
License Plate                       2  5W      C5W     6418     63217160805 Festoon 37x11

Glove Box                           1  5W      C5W     6418     63217160805 Festoon 37x11
Dome                                2  10W     C10W    6411     63217160912 Festoon 41x11
Dome - Convertible                  1  5W      H5W     64111    63311374798 Light next to check panel
Trunk                               1  5W      C5W     6418     63217160805 Festoon 37x11
Ashtrays - Front and Rear           2  1.2W    W1.2W   2721     63217167000
Mirror Map Light                    2  10W     H10W    64113    63311375003
Mirror Map Light (Alternate)        2  5W      H5W     64111    63311374798 I've seen recommendations to reduce wattage to 5W

Instrument - Wedge Base            ?3  1.2W    W1.2W   2721     63217167000
Instrument - Plastic Base          ?13 1.2W            2721MF   62111368299
Instrument - Illumination           2  3W      W3W     2821     07119905358
Light Switch                        1  1.2W    W1.2W   2721     63217167000
Shifter - Automatic                 1  1.2W    W1.2W   2721     63217167000
Check Panel                         1+ 1.2W            2721MF   62111368299 1 + 1 for each large indicator (e.g. seatbelt)
Digital Clock                       1  1.2W            2721MF   62111368299
Digital Clock/Temp                  1  1.2W            2721MF   62111368299
OBC - Buttons                       1  1.2W            2721MF   62111368299
OBC - Backlight                     1                           65811375461 Light bar
HVAC Panel                          2  1.2W    W1.2W   2721     63217167000

If a bulb is not listed here and it's one of the tiny lamps, it's most likely
a 2721 or 2721MF. Some switches have replaceable bulbs that are not listed.
source:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1642770



Below are bulb upgrades available from Mo Brighta:
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Be aware that these fit the majority of cars, in some cases a different bulb is used. Contact me, we'll figure it out.

By position, with bulb number and candlepower output. Stock bulb no. and output follow in parens. Output in candlepower (cp) or lumens (lu).

Standard incandescent- Krypton gas filled bulbs:
Tail - 17311, 10 cp (R10W, 4 or 6 cp)
Brake, rear turn, reverse, center brake (exc. 'vert) - P3497, 45 cp (P21, 32 cp)
Front park/turn - P3496, 3/43 cp (P21-5, 5/32 cp)
Side marker - 3886X, 7 cp (3893/1893, 3 cp)

HIR = Halogen Infrared Reflector bulbs, Phillips
HIR Headlight bulbs are the same watts as stock lamps!
High beam (9011) - 2500 lu (HB3, ~1280 lu)
Low Beam (9012) - ~1875 lu (HB4, 1140 lu)
High/Low/Fog (H1, H3) - Narva RangePower +50 , ??? lu (std H1, H3, ?? lu)
(RangePower claim: 'up to 50% more light')

I will be glad to provide sets of these, it's how I try to keep you out of trouble. They're not usually available at auto parts chain stores.

Watts are equal to or slightly higher than stock, and all bulb bases are nickel plated as required by BMW. I have used these lamps without any issues for ten years, and include them in all my 'Mo Brighta' upgrades to double size and triple output of rear lights. Even if you do not want the upgrade, these bulbs will help keep them 'off your tail' by lighting up more brightly. And they are mandatory for tinted / smoked tails!

NO, they do not melt lenses or blow fuses or trigger the check panel.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Thank you for posting, I actually need to change some bulbs out.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #5
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great info, I keep coming back here
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Sticky this thread!
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Might sound like a dumb question, but what is high stop bulb? Is that the brake light beneath the rear window right above the trunk?
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Might sound like a dumb question, but what is high stop bulb? Is that the brake light beneath the rear window right above the trunk?
yes, you are correct.

it is also referred to as a "third brake light"

high stop light==third brake light
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good info. thanks for posting the list.
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What would be great is if someone knows the led equiv that can replace some of these!
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High Output versions for ...

Stop, Tail, Turn, Reverse, Side Markers, Headlights (HB3, HB4) also take high output versions that are:

Safe, at or very near stock wattage, so no danger to lens, and easy on the wires, fuses, switches, and other parts;
Brighter, from 33% to 150% more lumens;
Compliant with BMW spec, with Nickel base shell;
Perfect Match with the reflector design, the full lens area lights, brightly!

I will provide these bulb numbers to the OP if there is a demand, so he may post. It's his sticky, after all.

And thank you for this great resource, Blazinxpk!

Now, there's absolutely no excuse for NOT having the important spare bulbs (tail, brake, headlight) in your tool kit, so that when you see a 'bulb out' on the check panel, you can replace it 'tout suite.' Make your Check Panel feel useful... and help some clever German Engineer feel good about having invented that sometimes-cranky relay box in the trunk.
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Led upgrade?

Is anyone aware of an LED bulb that replaces the E30 cabriolet dome light?

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Stop, Tail, Turn, Reverse, Side Markers, Headlights (HB3, HB4) also take high output versions that are:

Safe, at or very near stock wattage, so no danger to lens, and easy on the wires, fuses, switches, and other parts;
Brighter, from 33% to 150% more lumens;
Compliant with BMW spec, with Nickel base shell;
Perfect Match with the reflector design, the full lens area lights, brightly!

I will provide these bulb numbers to the OP if there is a demand, so he may post. It's his sticky, after all.
Would you mind sharing, please?
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