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Please see pic where I circled, my main headlamp went out so I quickly swapped the bulb out in the largest section, not realizing the one circled in red is also out, my turn flasher works so it's not that, but what purpose does it serve (parking light?) and how do I replace it? Again sorry I didn't take a closer look behind it when I just replaced the main bulb, but I thought there was no wires connected to that part of the head lamp, so I'm not sure how to remove/replace, and where to get the replacement.馃槓

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Also, what happened to the search feature in this forum, I usually do a search first before I post anything, but I couldn't find it unless something's wrong with my browser. Or is that a premium member feature now. 馃檪

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You'll have to remove the headlight to gain access, which means the grille needs to come out as well. Easy, but be careful with the plastic clips. Actually, probably go ahead and order some replacement clips.
 
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what purpose does it serve
My Tracker doesn't have these lights but I did a search one time and came back with "City" lights.

This is called a City Light. They are used in cities where there is a lot of street light and the use of headlights does more harm than good. Not really applicable in North America where drivers aren't taught about them and they aren't the main DRL's.
 

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Those are park lights or side lights, and Trackers have them, they just use a different bulb - on a Tracker the park light bulb is part of the turn signal..
 

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My Tracker doesn't have these lights but I did a search one time and came back with "City" lights.

This is called a City Light. They are used in cities where there is a lot of street light and the use of headlights does more harm than good. Not really applicable in North America where drivers aren't taught about them and they aren't the main DRL's.
Those are park lights or side lights, and Trackers have them, they just use a different bulb - on a Tracker the park light bulb is part of the turn signal..
If they're not that important (parking light or city light) I can probably disable the working one on the other side and no one will notice for the time being.:D As long as the DRLs or main lights and turn signals are working. But I will look into the replacement bulb and fasteners, I'm already an expert at removing the grill.馃槃

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Thanks for this pic! Will this work? I looked up the OEM and the ratings are 12V, 5W but when I looked up in AutoZone for a similar bulb, High Mount or Courtesy Light, it is 14V,5W . A side marker bulb from AZ shows 14V, 3.8W . Suzukiparts.com categorizes this as a High Mount or Marker Lamp bulb, which shows two different voltages and wattages in AutoZone's offering for each one. Or maybe I should just order directly for OEM. 馃槓
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The sidelight bulb (that fits where you circled) is P/N #09471-12216, and is a 12V, 5W wedge based bulb.

The "high mount" bulb is P/N #09471-12146, which is a 12V, 16W wedge based bulb, it is a physically different bulb, larger and cannot fit in the socket for the sidelight bulb - the "high mount" is reference to where it fits, the CHMS or Center High Mount Stop light, in the top center of the rear window.

The 14V, 4.9W Sylvania lamp is an acceptable replacement for the side light - by running the lamp at a slightly lower voltage, it lasts longer.
 

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Thanks guys for your quick responses, so I was able to go grab a set over my lunch break just a little bit ago. Of course when I got to the rack there were the variations, with Sylvania 168 being 14V, 4.9W as discussed, Sylvania 194 being 14V 3.8W, and even saw a Sylvania 158 at 14V, 3.4W. Like you said the 14V is acceptable and got the version that's closest to 5W to get close to spec max power (168). Just strange how so many variations of what looks to be physically identical bulbs, maybe difference in the filaments. I appreciate your all help!
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Power rating depends on voltage. They specify it like that so you know what wattage you have when the car is running.
A 10W at 12V lamp will be 11.8 ish W at 14V
 
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