instrument panel bulbs

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    Need to replace some of the smaller bulbs used for indicators such as anti-lock brake, check engine etc.
    The panel illumination bulb for the gauges is a 161 or 194 (both same size).
    The indicator bulbs are smaller and I have not been able to find the number. I tried to pull the bulb out of the small plastic socket and the bulb would not come out.
    One of the forums mentioned 2182 bulb which is a bulb with 2 wires coming out of it- not what I was expecting.
    Has anyone replaced these in the past? What bulb did you use?
     
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    Appears to be a 286 bulb. This is what the base looks like.

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    Tried to extract it with a pair of crimping pliers by gently twisting it. One thing it for sure, those little fuckers explode.
     
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    Thank you for the pictures- was it soldered in or just pushed into the socket?
     
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    Anytime. It is a push in type. I’d use a pair of needle nose pliers and just yank it out by the filament after it breaks.
     
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    Do you know the parts number of the bulb?
    I can not find it at Rock Auto or online.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Bulb 286 interchanges to Sylvania 2721
     
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    Thank you again- ordered 2721 from Amazon
     
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    Glad I could help.
     
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