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Key Light

Post by jps635 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:40 am

Does anyone know where to procure the bulbs (globes) for the master key?

I ordered some 1.5v mini edison on got bulbs about 3 x the size. What should I be asking for?
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Re: Key Light

Post by dwcains » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:19 am

If you're good with a soldering iron, I'd put an LED in there. I'm guessing maybe a 5mm would fit in there nicely, like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-PCS-5mm-Supe ... 181608588?

EDIT: found this using Google:

http://e30.bmwdiy.info/key-led/

And this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-e23-e24-e28 ... 1763580663
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Re: Key Light

Post by jps635 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:52 am

Many thanks, will investigate.
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Re: Key Light

Post by dwcains » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:09 pm

I'd do the LED conversion, if only I had one of those keys.
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Re: Key Light

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:20 pm

jps635, here's a linky on how to do the LED conversion \:D/

http://e30.bmwdiy.info/key-led/index.html

I'd like to do this myself, but unlike Dean, I actually have the key =D>

Simply WAY too many projects on my plate right now, like cleaning her up for a car show tomorrow :-({|=

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Re: Key Light

Post by dwcains » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:58 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:
I'd like to do this myself, but unlike Dean, I actually have the key =D>

:mrgreen:
It sometimes takes a while, but eventually, I have everything :D
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Re: Key Light

Post by Dmckim » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 pm

Wild card here, but anyone know the source for the spring, or another application that has a similar one?

The key on the 1983 I am working on is missing the spring. I ordered another key thinking I could just swap the spring, but it was entirely different and didn't even have a spring in it.

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