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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 08-05-2011, 01:37 AM
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E39 1998 interior bulb size?

Im having trouble finding this information on the interweb.

Any chance someone might know the size of the bulbs in the interior lamps placed in the back seat area in the roof pillers? I have an idea that it might be the 38mm 12V or 31mm 12V bulbs, but im not sure.

Also, anyone know what size the bulbs are above the driver and passanger seat?

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:05 AM
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:54 AM
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Hallo bluebee.

Thank you for the suggestion. I have looked the links thru before makeing the post, so im afraid theres no luck in the links, unless i have missed it.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:46 PM
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theres no luck in the links
I'm surprised the owners manual doesn't describe the bulbs used in the vehicle.

I typed /bulb F3 in the bestlinks, to find, among others:
- Sylvania Bulbs replacement guide

Clicking on that suggested link, I find the following list for my model E39:

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2002 BMW 500 Series (With halogen capsule headlamps)
Low beam headlamp
H7
H7SU SilverStar Ultra: The brightest and whitest light. Up to 50% brighter, up to 40% more downroad visibility and up to 50% more sideroad visibility.
H7ST SilverStar: The brighter and whiter light. Up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more downroad visibility and up to 35% more sideroad visibility.
H7EB EcoBright - Your Environmental Choice. Save Energy - Save Money. Up to 25% brighter light. CO2 reduced 9 to 21%. Gas savings $2 to $19.
H7XV XtraVision: The brighter light for upgraded performance. Up to 30% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.
H7CB Cool Blue: The whiter light for style. Up to 25% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.

High beam headlamp
H7
H7SU SilverStar Ultra: The brightest and whitest light. Up to 50% brighter, up to 40% more downroad visibility and up to 50% more sideroad visibility.
H7ST SilverStar: The brighter and whiter light. Up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more downroad visibility and up to 35% more sideroad visibility.
H7EB EcoBright - Your Environmental Choice. Save Energy - Save Money. Up to 25% brighter light. CO2 reduced 9 to 21%. Gas savings $2 to $19.
H7XV XtraVision: The brighter light for upgraded performance. Up to 30% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.
H7CB Cool Blue: The whiter light for style. Up to 25% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.

Parking light
64132

Front turn signal
3156A

Rear turn signal
7507
7507LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.
7506
7506ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
7506LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Tail light
Assembly

Stop light
7506
7506ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
7506LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

High mount stop light
7506
7506ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
7506LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Fog/Driving light
H8

License plate
6418
6418LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Back up light
7506
7506ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
7506LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Rear sidemarker
Assembly

Glove box
6418
6418LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Map light
64113

Dome light
6411
6411LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Step/Courtesy light
64111
6418
6418LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.
6486X

Trunk/Cargo area
6411
6411LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Instrument-general
2721
2721LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

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Thats alot of bulbs

Once agian thanks alot for the help blue.
I still didnt fint the answer i was looking for:

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I have an idea that it might be the 38mm 12V or 31mm 12V bulbs, but im not sure.
However, after the link you provided and a bit of searching, i found the specs on the bulbs on: http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-s...ght-44182.html

So you guided me in the right direction, thanks alot blue.
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i found the specs on the bulbs
The bulb information might also be on Realoem (but I don't know as I didn't look).
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:47 AM
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Just to answer my own an everyone els question.

If you look at the picture it is the bulb in the middle, NOT! the ones outlined in red. The ones outlined in red i am still trying to find out how to dismount them without actually breaking them!



The bulbs are the oblong 39/41mm bulbs.

There are 5 of these bulbs. 2 in the trunk, 2 in the back of the car (pillars) and 1 in the front seat dome (As shown in the picture)
I am not sure if it is the same bulbs for the license plate lights.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:22 PM
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the ongoing question of lights.... i had the same problem when i basically replaced all my halogens with led lights on my 2000 e39 528. the bulbs in the red boxes you push in slightly and twist and then just shake the housing to get them out.

this is the list of lights i used from superbrightled.com
11 -- 4410-x9 Festoon Bulb (courtesy/under door lighting, vanity lights, lights that come on when the door opens)
10 -- 67-x9 with 1156 base (rear turn signals, reverse lights, personal reading light)
2 -- WLED-x5 (194 type) Wedge Base bulbs (side turn signals)

i havent done the trunk, liscence plate, or front turn signals.
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thanks for the info! how much on average do they cost?
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itll be an 8 year old price hell quote you.....
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If we have to be paranoid the price of a festoon bulb can vary from a few cents to thousands of dollars, some lunetics state the price astronomically on the auction site. Good luck.
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