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 Post subject: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Precisely that. Driver's side sidelight is shining dimmer than passenger side...
Any suggestions?
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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:35 pm 
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new bulb :thumbup


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:43 pm 
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as above......and are you deliberately breaking things so you can ask? :rollin :rollin


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:55 pm 
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okok i ask alot of questions!
the answers are always good :thumbup
not breaking it myself
keep finding either stuff wrong or stuff i wanna do
hence the username... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:14 am 
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oooooooh that explains it........
#i thought that had summat to do with a STD.....well i didnt know did i? :rollin :rollin :b


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:40 pm 
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dunno what your on about mate
okok its encroaching on "wibble" territory now...
faulty light=new bulb. doi!
apologies :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Hi,
I brought my car 3 days ago nd both bulbs were shining very poorly. The chap I brought the car from said that he had only just replaced them but since then the beam was very poor.
Time for a look see mesthinks. When I took of the headlight, just 3 10mm bolts the chap had put the bulds on incorrectly. There is a cutaway on the headlight and the buld has a small lip that fits in this hole.

If it is not fitting in the hole the adjustment will look out and the buld will appear very dim.

May be worth unbolting the headlight unit for a quick check-dead easy to do.
Hope his helps
Jeff

Ps Thanksto those guys who respoded to my querys before I brought my car-I can not find the topic on here now so not sure what happened.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:33 am 
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cheerz jeff will have em out 2moro an have a look


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:32 am 
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Bulb seated correctly..
Am I right in thinking that gen3 sidelight bulbs are the same as the courtesy light? (501)
Am looking to get some white LED courtesy lights anyway and use the old bulbs to place in sidelight that is faulty? 2 birds with 1 stone like...
If 'Yes' then where is a good place that stocks LED 501's??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:58 am 
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have a look on t'bay, search LED 501


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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Hi,
may be worth checking the voltage, to see if you are getting the full 12 volts to the bulb. In my experience (not a lot with electrics mind) bulbs either work or they don't.
I know on older cars that if a bulb went dim it was due to a poor earth and nothing to do with the bulb itself.
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 Post subject: Re: Sidelights dim on one side
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:50 pm 
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Got hold of some LED's in the end and used the bulbs from the courtesy light in the sidelight for now and they work fine. Tested the bulbs inside the car in the courtesy light and one of them was duff


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