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    Default Radio/Clock/Temperature display bulb type?

    There have been a few people ask how to replace the bulbs behind the radio/clock/temperature display, but i haven't been able to find out what type of bulb it is, there's just a 12v 2W & Osram on the bottom of it.

    Anyone got any idea what code it is, as all i could find in Halfords & on ebay were 1.2W ones which have the wrong base & don't want to chance the dealers charging me the earth for a tiny bulb.

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    Is it a bayonet fitting?

    Could be one of these? http://www.thetoolboxshop.com/ab281-...ulb-8588-p.asp

    Or they stock a few other different types.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Sorry, not that type, they're a small grain of wheat type bulb in a light green plastic holder, similar to these but with a shorter bit of plastic sticking out at the bottom

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    I seem to remember buying some of those, not too expensive iirc.
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    Here's a couple of pics

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    The bulb is a wedge type push in bulb (on a smaller scale to the W5W wedge type side light bulbs). You can either replace just the bulb or the whole fitting. IIRC the bulb wires are spot welded to the terminals and can be removed for replacement.

    I think the code is either T5 or T7.

    Last time I bought some, I got them over the Vauxhall parts counter, complete with lamp fittings as well.

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    Yeah, you're right, the contacts outside the holder are soldered to the bulb contacts, but i don't really want to do any fiddly soldering, so i will probably get some from the stealers.

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    You shouldn't need to do any soldering. Just pull out the old bulb and break off the wires from the contacts, then push the new bulbs into the holder as you would if changing side lights. It's effectively the same type of bulb (wedge, or some people call them capless), but on a smaller scale.

    Edit - one quick google search for 12 volt capless bulb & holder found

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOX-10-CAP...696#vi-content

    or just the bulbs

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOX-10-MIN...-/140536440349
    Last edited by Big Dave; 11th October 2011 at 01:42.

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    all sorted, went to the dealers as i didnt want to fiddle around or wait for a delivery

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