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Easy Lights Question

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Where do I find those strange low watt bulbs for my Ls400 1994? After a long search, I had to go to the Lexus dealer far, far away for 2 - 3W vanity bulbs for the pull down visor. Look like small glass fuses-cost $6.50 EACH-plus travel. They only had 2 in stock, too.

Now I need a glove compartment bulb-1.2 Watt! Looked everywhere here in Vegas-and on the Internet. No luck. Any help?

Youngdoog from Vegas

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try contacting several lexus/toyota parts wholesalers:

www. lexus-parts.com

www.newlexusparts.com

www.irontoad.com

steviej

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You know, now Youngdoog found the bulb I needed at a local store. Problem is that it doesn't work. So now the question is-

What can go wrong with the Glove compartment light other than the bulb? Since the glove compartment is so small, it can probably only store 1 glove, this is not a critical issue. But it would be nice to have all the lights working....

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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are you sure the buld you bought is good? silly question I know, but sometimes it happens that you get a bad bulb. Use a volt meter or a test light to make sure current is getting to the connectors in the glove box. A wire may have been pulled out of the back of the glove box at one time.

steviej

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Also, make sure your headlights are on when you check it because the glove box light only comes on with the head lights. I replaced the bulb just like you only to find out that the bulb was fine. Give it a try and good luck ;)

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Yippee!!! Thanks, Blake 918 and all the others. Naturally, I didn't realize that the headlights had to be "on" for the glove compartment light to work. So I ran out to my garage, turned on the headlights, and guess what?

Still no light in the glove compartment. Hmm...

So I took some other posted advice, and played with the prongs on the Sylvania mini-bulb. Re-inserted it, and BINGO! Lights in the glove compartment.

Thanks to you all, and thanks to the Lexusownersclub. It is a great idea, and has already proven invaluable.

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We're always glad to help a fellow Lexus owner ;). There's nothing like a burnt light to annoy the hell out of you. My LS has a burnt "ECT PWR" light on the dash. I never use that mode, but it just *BLEEP*es me off to know that there is a burnt bulb in the speedo.

:cheers:

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