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    Talking Interior 501 Bulbs - HELP NEEDED!!

    Right then peeps

    I'm changing my interior bulbs to a nice bright white colour rather than the standard yellow looking 501's

    I keep buying bulbs that don't seem to work, and yes before anyone asks they are canbus ones

    I did originally go for blue but I want to change, I currently have all of the fron bulbs done but the rear ones don't seem to work with these bulbs so they don't have any in at the mo

    Has anyone changed these to bright white and if so can anyone send me any links to the ones they have?

    I have a rear interior light and fron with map lights, so I need 6 bulbs in total

    Thanks peeps!

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    have you tried putting them in rotated 180 degrees? if the lights youre trying are leds they will only work 1 way round.

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    yeah mate already tried it

    when i put the back ones in the front ones go off?

    they are different bulbs to be fair so maybe need to buy some more of the white canbus ones i just got?

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    afraid im not much help then, i dont have any interior lights in the back, wish i did! ive tried leds in the front interior light, they were ok, but i found that some cheap blue tinted normal bulbs gave a much better light. everyone seems to use mtec bulbs on here, might be worth a go. not sure the canbus bulbs would make a difference though, seems like the interior light in my car isnt part of the bulb check system, thankfully, shame pretty much every other bulb is!

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    Ive got THESE in my Front and Rear interior lights and also rear numberplate.

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    thanks Rushy

    might be worth a go

    do they fit ok in the rear interior light?

    I found that some of the connections didnt meet in my other bulbs i had the the same wedge connected with the metal wrapped around the bottom??

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    I think I had to line the little metal wire up, but one lined up with the contacts they have worked fine now for the last year.

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    thanks mate

    might have to buy some

    i just didnt wanna buy some for that price unless i knew they deffo worked

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    I have strips of SMD's in mine with the 501 connectors. Front has a block of 48 and the rears two 24. Nice and bright white light. Fitted in minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peelmeister View Post
    I have strips of SMD's in mine with the 501 connectors. Front has a block of 48 and the rears two 24. Nice and bright white light. Fitted in minutes.


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    sounds good

    any links mate??

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