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Old 07-04-2019, 09:05 AM
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Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

On my 1989 Convertible, it looks like I have 5 bulbs. All are burnt out. Took apart the assembly. It was if never apart in 30 years.

Anyways, looks like bulbs are marked "CE" "89180"

I cannot find a cross reference or source. Any thoughts from those who have replaced on their 1989 era ASC Convertible?
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

Do the same search, but look for 3rd brake light bulbs for an 89 Iroc hardtop.
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If the bulbs look anything like this, your best bet would be rock auto where I got these. They’re getting harder to find now but may still be found in your local auto parts stores
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

Lon at TDS has what you are looking for.
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

Those things get damn hot, theyre pricey too.I gutted mine due to warpage.
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/auto...-makeover.html

Here is a link to the thread with the bulbs I used. They were cheap and got all the bulbs in one pack. LED to boot so the heat won't melt the socket.
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

Thanks. 891 Wagner Bulbs are still available. That's the right part number, as the ASC Convertible, at least in 1989, uses a 5 bulb fixture from the 1989 Camaro.

Appreciate the info posted here.
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

I sell them in both 10 watt and 20 watt flavor on my web site. Some have complained of warpage due to the heat of the 20W, but they are riding their brakes a lot. That's why I started selling the 10W as an alternative. Personally I haven't experienced an issue using the 20W. However my Camaro convertible has been converted a T5 and I'll put it in neutral at a stop and if it's level ground I'm also of the brake.

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Thanks, Lon.

Auto parts stores wanted $11.00/each + tax for the 891 bulbs, if you could even find them
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

Seems it's a bigger issue than just the bulbs...

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/elec...ml#post6313708

Any help or insight, appreciated. TIA.
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Re: Source for third brake light bulbs? 1989 Convertible

I used a red LED strip instead. The bulbs were way to pricey and hard to come by, and the LED strip was $20 for a pair. Took all of 5 min to rig up in place and wire into the system, and is much brighter than the bulbs would have been. Been working flawlessly ever since.
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