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Old 08-27-2005, 10:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 1998 540i 6-speed
You used the 1157 bulb it sounds like. You must use the European lamps in the E34 taillight assemblies, they're VERY sensitive to heat, and the 1157 bulbs are too hot for them. If you want the correct ones, head to the dealer and get a correct set, they aren't too expensive there. These are the part numbers for Sylvania bulbs available at Autozone.

1993 BMW 500 Series

Low beam headlamp
9006
9006ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
9006XV XtraVision Halogen Upgrade: Up to 20% Brighter
9006CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
9006LL Long Life Halogen Upgrade: Lasts one and a half times longer

High beam headlamp
9005
9005ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
9005CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal

Parking light
7528

Front turn signal
7528

Rear turn signal
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Tail light
5008

Stop light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

High mount stop light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Fog/Driving light
H1-55W
H1ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen

License plate
6418

Back up light
7506
7506LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front sidemarker
2825

Dome light
6451

Trunk/Cargo area
6411

Under hood light
6411

Instrument-general
2721
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