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The gear indicator bulb in the 1996 2WD RAV4 has burnt out and I would like to replace it. I have managed to get the old bulb out but am unsure about options for replacement bulbs.

Some posts I have seen online have indicated that the bulb must be purchased through a Toyota parts dealer (it's a 12v 1.7w peanut bulb); other online parts dealers have suggested using a Sylvania 2721 bulb (which is a micro bulb and much too small) or a Sylvania 194 bulb (which appears to be the right size but is rated at 3.8w).

Is there an aftermarket replacement for this lamp or should I go through a local or online Toyota parts dealer? My experience with the local dealer is a 1-2 week wait for just about anything for the '96 RAV, and impatient fool that I am, if I can cut that time significantly, all the better.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Stuart
 

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I would replace it with an LED lamp if at all possible. There are suitable replacements at Walmart now. The LED should last for the life of the vehicle.
 

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I would replace it with an LED lamp if at all possible. There are suitable replacements at Walmart now. The LED should last for the life of the vehicle.
Thanks. Would I be looking for a 194 LED, and if so, does the wattage matter?
 
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