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    Righty ho. I bought an SMD panel off eBay to replace my interior bulbs. The panel plugs into one of the spare bulb slots. They look great BUT when the engine is running, a couple of the little lights stays on. It's not major, just a little distracting.

    I'd rather not leave the 501 bulb in. Anyway, here are some photos!

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    mine does the same lol. i just turn them off when driving. Dont realyy use the courtesy light much. just switch it on if i need it. Does make a big difference having a cleaner light when looking for stuff though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MURDO View Post
    mine does the same lol. i just turn them off when driving. Dont realyy use the courtesy light much. just switch it on if i need it. Does make a big difference having a cleaner light when looking for stuff though.

    Yeah, main reason I swapped it about, especially with winter coming. I might just paint the offending two SMD's black lol

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    Jesus! Its like an operating table! Can even see every stone in footwells its so bright! Not for me i dont think, prefer the subtle standard light, more romantic! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jow20 View Post
    Jesus! Its like an operating table! Can even see every stone in footwells its so bright! Not for me i dont think, prefer the subtle standard light, more romantic! Lol
    Haha, yes I haven't cleaned the interior. But its more the inability to see stuff by the little yellow light lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jow20 View Post
    Jesus! Its like an operating table! Can even see every stone in footwells its so bright! Not for me i dont think, prefer the subtle standard light, more romantic! Lol
    Haha, yes I haven't cleaned the interior. But its more the inability to see stuff by the little yellow light lol

    Anyway, its romantic in a German, ruthless efficiency kinda way! :-P

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    How do you make the panel led work, mine takes like a 501 wedge bulb...

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    The one I bought off eBay has an adapter for 3 different bulbs. These are the ones I bought. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Light-Lamp...item43a96b8bba

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