saab92x.com - Over 10% of all 9-2x owners registered

Saab92x.com is dedicated to the discussion of the Saab 9-2x sport wagon, based on the Subaru WRX.
Please register or login to post.

Welcome to Saab92x.com!
Saab92X.com is the premier Saab92X forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

#1 2021-08-30 01:22:58

stanjk3
Member
From: Glen Mills, PA
Registered: 2015-11-15
User Number: 34296
Posts: 42

Map light bulbs

What size are the map light bulbs for a 2006 2.5i? Manual just says 12V 8W, and that's all I can read on the bulb itself. Same for the center dome light.  Looks like a 3175 festoon bulb, not a 2825 bulb that Advanced Auto is saying I need.
Any recommendations for some cheap LED replacement bulbs?


2006 9-2X 2.5i
2019 Forester Limited

Offline

 

Remove Advertisements Advertisement

Saab92X.com

Offline

 

#2 2021-08-30 12:59:32

Rich-N-AZ
Member
From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 143

Re: Map light bulbs

Unless the ‘06 is different from the ‘05, DE3175 is what you want.

I experimented with red LEDs for the map lights in our son’s car, because they don’t interfere with the driver’s vision as much, but they are rarely used, so probably doesn’t matter.


05 Aero | Black | 4EAT: Level 10 Bulletproof Torque Converter & Valvebody | Pro tuned Stage II | Invidia Q300
05 Aero | ~Satin Gray Metallic Matte Blue Metallic | 5MT | 2.5 hybrid | Delicious FlexFuel | Pro tuned Stage III  | Invidia Q300
19 Outback Touring 3.6R  | White  | Stock (so far)

Offline

 

#3 2021-08-30 22:56:46

stanjk3
Member
From: Glen Mills, PA
Registered: 2015-11-15
User Number: 34296
Posts: 42

Re: Map light bulbs

Measured one of the bulbs, it's approximately 31x 7mm, which is a DE3175 bulb.
I'd prefer soft white, but most interior LEDs I've seen on eBay or Amazon are 6000K bluish white.


2006 9-2X 2.5i
2019 Forester Limited

Offline

 

#4 2021-08-30 23:31:01

Rich-N-AZ
Member
From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 143

Re: Map light bulbs


05 Aero | Black | 4EAT: Level 10 Bulletproof Torque Converter & Valvebody | Pro tuned Stage II | Invidia Q300
05 Aero | ~Satin Gray Metallic Matte Blue Metallic | 5MT | 2.5 hybrid | Delicious FlexFuel | Pro tuned Stage III  | Invidia Q300
19 Outback Touring 3.6R  | White  | Stock (so far)

Offline

 

#5 2021-09-06 17:33:10

stanjk3
Member
From: Glen Mills, PA
Registered: 2015-11-15
User Number: 34296
Posts: 42

Re: Map light bulbs

Bought a set of bulbs from eBay. They're a little bit brighter than standard bulbs, just enough to be useful but not blinding. Bluish cool white typical of cheaper LED bulbs. Haven't replaced the license plate bulbs, don't know if they'll fit.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/8Pcs-White-LED … 632-2357-0


2006 9-2X 2.5i
2019 Forester Limited

Offline

 

Board footer

Site problems, bugs, or questions? Contact Administrator
All content copyright Saab92x.com 2005-2010
SAAB and the SAAB logos are trademarks of Saab Cars USA, Inc.