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Post by 73 ss wgn Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:36 pm

Before I reassemble the dash, I was going to replace the light bulbs. Advance Auto lists both 168 and 194 as "correct for your year" (1973 Chevelle) and the pictures look about the same. Are the illumination bulbs and the warning light bulbs different types? The descriptions there and at Rock Auto are kind of incomplete but it seems the 168 is brighter?

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Post by zucchi Fri Jan 26, 2024 8:24 am

Per the Monte Carlo owner's manual…
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You may want to double check in your service manual (don't have that with me here at work) but I would expect it to be the same.
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Post by 73 ss wgn Fri Jan 26, 2024 1:29 pm

Excellent! Thank you!

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Post by TW Monte Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:04 am

Either will fit into the light socket, however, one is brighter (aka hotter temperature) than the other and can melt the plastic sockets.
You can replace with LED bulbs for a brighter light with less temperature, just make sure you have the bulb polarity correct and check illumination before you put your dash back together.
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