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Anyone know where I can get the individual bulbs-or what size/designation they are for the 3rd brake light mounted over/in the hatch door on my touring model? I don't want to pay BMW $150 for the set or even $5/bulb to repair. I think I can soldier (sp?) the bulbs onto the circuit board. Any help/advice would be much appreciated....
 

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I had to fix the third light on my 1995it. I could not find 12VDC bulbs that were the same size as the ones soldered on the printed circuit, I ended up buying the bulbs from the local dealer at about $6 each. still I only needed six bulbs and it was cheaper than buying the printer board for $175 or the whole assembly for $250

I was talking to an electrical engineer at my job and the best thing to do is to replaced the bulbs with LEDs, you will have to design the circuit with the correct power resistors. someone knowledgible with ohms law should be able to thelp
 
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