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Found a website that sells mostly "older" BMW parts, but the OEM tail, stop and turn signal bulbs are just a fraction of what I am used to pay. Min. order is $ 15.00, received my order in 3 days.
www.eubmw.com
 

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Did you check your local auto parts store? I had one in the taillight burn out so I replaced them all for under $5 IIRC
 

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The lamps are all standard bulbs. I always pay a little extra and get the Wagner or other name brand bulbs. Avoid those made in Korea bulbs as they have a much shorter life span in my experience.
 

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Yes Dean,
I could not find in our area stores anywhere...must be a midwest thing.
The bulbs they sent are made in Germany.
 

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The 1157 is not the same as the stock BMW 7582. It will plug in and light up but it draws more current than the stock bulbs. 1157 draws 2.10/0.59 amps while the 7582 draws 1.75/0.42. That is 20% higher than stock on the brake light element. Good find Les.
 

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Man I learn something every day on this site! Any issues that you've heard of using the 1157? I sure hope not.
They will work OK on the LT, but as stated, draw a little more current. They will NOT work on most BMW CARS though, tried it. They cause the "light out" error on the instrument panel to come on. Most BMW cars in the last couple decades have LKM (Light Control) modules that monitor the current of all the main bulbs, and light up the error light if any are out of spec., so other than the Euro spec bulbs cause the problem.

Most of the common Euro Spec bulbs are available in most Auto Parts stores, look for the Sylvania Green and Black packages.
 
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