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Signal Light Bulb

Just replacing a rear signal light bulb - the original is a GE 1057, made in Hungary. When I went to the local auto supply shop they advise that the 1057 hasn't been available for a long time and the replacement, a 2057, is a dual filament bulb (the signal light bulb is a single filament bulb). We put in a 1156 bulb as this seemed the closet replacement.

But, just because I am fussy, I would like to have the correct bulb. I did not think that this would be a very complicated item !

Can anybody offer any insight?
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I bought a 1057 at the local Shuck's auto supply a few months ago. Should be around somewhere.
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PIAA makes a replacement bulb that is quite bright. "my, what bright signals you've got granny." "the better to get your attention with, little red Neon driving in the hood!!"
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I have checked all over, even with GE dealers and specialty automotive stores : 1057's are NOT available
no Shuck's in Ontario!

anybody know what the correct replacement number is?

I really did not think this would be very difficult, grew up using 1057's on tractors, old cars etc !
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Pep boy has them. I have some at my house. I see on this website, that a 1157 is the same as a 1057 except for the dual filament.

http://www.electricalconnection.com/other-lighting/bulb_replacement.htm#GlossIA

Scroll down the page to 1157, this is what is says:

replacement light bulbs
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1157

Dual filament, widely used for tail/brake lights & front turn signals._ Same as 1057
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Sorry, my bad. I was at Schmuck's today and realized that I actually had purchased 1157s not 1057s. Sorry for the mixup. I got the yellow ones for the clear signal lenses and they work dandy.
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Thanks Firebolter but according to the specs the 1157 doesn't look like a correct replacement: a dual filament, front signal light to replace a single filament rear signal light doesn't seem right to me.

I don't doubt that the 1157 would work but it doesn't sound correct.
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