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168 vs. 194 bulb


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#1 joemvcnj

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Posted March 24, 2007 at 05:04 pm

I know the bulbs seem interchangeable, the 168 being listed for the outdoor locations, the 194 for inside. Is there any harm is using a 194 for the outside markers ?

#2 Bob Lincoln

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Posted March 24, 2007 at 08:10 pm

I've done it with no ill effects. I believe the difference is the current it draws and the light output. But I've found there's not enough difference to harm anything.

#3 94DUSTER

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Posted March 25, 2007 at 06:57 pm

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The only difference between the 2 bulbs is the candle power value. The 168 is most commonly an interior bulb, not all that bright for back lighting. The 194 is favorite of the marker lamp on all 4 corners of most Mopars. If I recall my parts history correctly, the 168 = 2 candle power & the 194 = 3. Unless you have a close fit or small cavity for the brighter bulb, yes, they interchange.
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Posted March 26, 2007 at 04:28 pm

Good day,
The only difference between the 2 bulbs is the candle power value. The 168 is most commonly an interior bulb, not all that bright for back lighting. The 194 is favorite of the marker lamp on all 4 corners of most Mopars. If I recall my parts history correctly, the 168 = 2 candle power & the 194 = 3. Unless you have a close fit or small cavity for the brighter bulb, yes, they interchange.
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Dale M.

I know the 168 is the larger of the two bulbs, and unless I'm getting mixed up, I rememeber reading that the 168 pulled more watts, and thus a brighter bulb, I've had both on side by side and there was a difference, but you'd only really now it if they where side by side.

#5 Bob Lincoln

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Posted March 26, 2007 at 05:32 pm

https://www.fleet.fo.../bb_pdf/174.pdf

168: 0.35A at 14V = 4.9 watts; 3 candlepower

194: 0.27A at 14V = 3.8 watts; 2 candlepower


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