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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 | Suburban | Truck' started by Leadfoot, Nov 20, 2002.
I know they are different numbers, but is one brighter/bigger/etc. than the other?
I don't kow what the difference is but when I used to work at a parts house we used to interchange them all the time (if we were out of one or the other). I never had anybody complain about any differences in brightness, etc.
According to the papers that came with my tach the 194 is supposed to be brighter.
Yup, I agree. 194 is brighter.
not to be a smart a** but my shop manuel for a 69 to 72 chevelle say that a :
and they are the same size
i have done the swap a few time on my other car and it work great (a lot briter. i did it to the truck but i have not driven it yet !)
I knew I had this somewhere:
"The illumination bulbs are the brighter at 3 watts and are #168; the #194s are
generally used for signal or indicators and are rated at 2 watts. In an
unmolested dash, the #168s will be found in blue sockets while the #194s are in
light gray sockets. A single #161, 1-watt bulb may be used as the GEN light and
is in the black socket. "
Thats for car applications, however, the light wattages will be the same.
the 168 are the brighter ones.