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james butler
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replacing bulbs

Post by james butler » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:32 am

i have been replacing the bulbs in the ash tray and the headlight switches as they were all blown and i thought i would share how i did it for those who are interested.

the bulb holders look like this once removed

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the bulb and the contacts can be removed from the holder by using a flat head micro screw driver and lifting the barbed bit that holds the contacts in place

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then push the contact out with the bulb

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break the contacts free from the bulb as you will need them and dispose of the bulb

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then solder some new bulbs (available from maplins http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/12v-096w-wire ... type-wq13p ) onto the contacts

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then reinsert the bulb and contacts back into the plastic bulb holder and push the barbs back down so they cant be pulled back out.

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test the new unit with a 9v battery just to make sure it works then put it back in the car

job done.

would be nice to try some leds instead which i might do at some point.


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Re: replacing bulbs

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:41 pm

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Re: replacing bulbs

Post by mark1gls » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:31 pm

Very useful guide, I did try to solder a bulb in with the ends still in the holder but it melted the plastic, I did not realize you could remove them so easily and I went out and bought a new bulb with the holder already attached.
My headlight switch bulb has blown again so I'll try your method.


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Re: replacing bulbs

Post by C 20 CCO » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:05 pm

Thanks for the heads up..... Whilst I'm in the middle of rewiring I think LED's might be the way to go.


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