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Airbag Indicator Bulb Burned Out

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So I've diagnosed that 5 dings 5 times means the light bulb in my instrument cluster that illuminates the Airbag idiot light is burned out.... i've done some research and figured out how to pull the instrument cluster but I can't seem to find out what size bulb this is. All I have found is that there are 6 194 bulbs illuminating the cluster. Could someone tell me what size bulb lights up the Airbag Idiot light?
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pretty sure if it in the dash they are all the same
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I dont know the size by number but I have some in the garage. I can send it to you for the cost of shipping or just take the bulb to a local auo parts store and they will have them. Also while you have it out, throw in new 194 bulbs
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194 or 161

Should be 194's the same as general illumination.

I would replace all of them at the same time.


The second bulb is soldered into a circuit board, most will mod it with an LED when it burns out.
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194 or 161

Should be 194's the same as general illumination.

I would replace all of them at the same time.


The second bulb is soldered into a circuit board, most will mod it with an LED when it burns out.
the airbag light, along with all the idiot lights are tiny, definitively not 194s.

take clinton up on his offer. he is a great guy and a good seller. if you need to for now, just take one of the other ones out (maybe the cruise one, or door ajar) to stop the beeping. it can get annoying on a long trip!
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thanks for all the help and quick responses... i was looking at some more older posts and found that "Rangerman415" stated that the other bulbs are 74s. does that sound right?
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Either pull the cluster and see whats in there or get some second hand and shop for new ones.

I thought they were 161's but they have the same bases as 194's which are too big.

I did plan to switch mine over to leds, but with 13 years on them there has been no real need.
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