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Source for dash bulbs on my 85 Brat, specifically the "indicator" area


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#1 North Ursalia

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 03:58 PM

I'm looking for replacement bulbs for the indicator area (like door ajar and such- all the way over on the right) on the dash cluster for my 85 Brat GL. The bulbs are small and in a rubber housing (brown in this case) that push over pins on the PCB. The bulb seats say "Toshiba 5001" on them, and Subaru of America has not a single one in any of the warehouses. I removed the bulb from the rubber base, but there isn't a single number on the bulb itself. Anyone find a source for a replacement for these bulbs? Any help would be most appreciated!

#2 Sweet82

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 04:03 PM

Have you tried the Junkyard?

They are always a great source for those little hard to find items!

#3 North Ursalia

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 04:10 PM

I actually have all the bulbs (I only think one is burnt out) but I took the whole dash cluster apart to clean it, and I am replacing all the bulbs at this time so I will likely never have to do it again. I want to get brand new bulbs if possible :).

#4 ShawnW

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 06:33 PM

Id try taking one of the bulbs to radio shack. The new gen people have had good luck with bulbs from there.

#5 PHATBRAT

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:03 PM

Aren't they just regular peanut bulbs? If so, check autozone, napa, abc, or one of the other places.

#6 North Ursalia

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:51 AM

Well, yes and no. They are probably very generic bulbs when you get right down to it and pull them out of the holders. This is the section I am speaking of BTW:

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And this is the bulb inside the rubber socket:
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Shawn- thanks for the heads-up; I'll be hitting up Radio Shack tomorrow, and I'll post a bulb number should I come up with one :).

#7 North Ursalia

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:09 PM

Radio Shack was a bust. I did find however that the heater control bulbs (72351AC061) from the later model cars will work. You have to remove them from their bases and pull the green color condom off of them, but they will work. It's nice having slow days at the shop where you can just play with Subaru's parts and see what will fit :D




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