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How do I replace the number plate bulbs

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:17 pm
by Evelyn
I know it probaly an obvious 1 but 1 of my bulbs are blown I tryed to remove the cover with a screw driver both ends it wasnt moving & I didnt want to forse it....So how do I change it?

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Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:25 pm
by Tezzy
you have to go at it from the other side, pull out the plastic clips in the carpet lining of the bootlid and access it from behind that. unclip the bulbholders like the side lights. Think the bulbs are the same as side light bulbs actually IIRC, the 501 type bulbs i think they're called.

Off topic but am i the only one who blows a sidelight bulb every month or so?

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:40 pm
by Ms_beams
That spider looks like a culpret :lol:

have the car a year next month, sidelights havent blown once, only the fogs

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:42 pm
by Evelyn
Ya I will give it a go tonight, taught I read it somewhere before about the boot liner coming out but I looking for the lazy way out...

I know in the Opel system they used to have the lights coming on with the ignition they had to stop it because it was blowing bulbs....
But if urs are blowing that often it must be a bear wire somewhere.
I know at the start with mine, I would come out 1 day it would be working next day it wouldnt, the mate fixed that problem for me but not sure was it just a loose connection, because 1 day I just moved the back of it & it worked again :roll:

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:48 pm
by Evelyn
That spider looks like a culpret


Little b*stards are all over my car every morning for sum reason, I have to brake a web every morning running from the gate to the drivers door, if I was paranoid I think they were after me them & the crows eating the laxatives...... :roll:

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:02 pm
by Sub-Z
Tezzy wrote:you have to go at it from the other side, pull out the plastic clips in the carpet lining of the bootlid and access it from behind that. unclip the bulbholders like the side lights. Think the bulbs are the same as side light bulbs actually IIRC, the 501 type bulbs i think they're called.


Yup Eve thats exactly how its done. Ten min job really not all the clips have to come out just the ones closet to the lights you'll know when u go at it ne way. I replaced mine with white leds!!

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:28 pm
by lanigan
Sub-Z wrote:I replaced mine with white leds!!


Bit of an LED junkie are we? :lol: Back lights look very well

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:33 am
by paddy G
if ya still cant do it give me a shout and ill change them for ya no prob at all but white xenon bulbs in mine look reli cool at night :D

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:01 am
by shakey
Tezzy wrote:
Off topic but am i the only one who blows a sidelight bulb every month or so?

i thought the same bout mine but everytime i go to take them out they come on again. dodgy holder or wiring must have a good look at it during the week.. hows your new number plate lol

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:46 am
by Tezzy
shakey wrote: hows your new number plate lol


i left it on Bobby's windscreen when i was heading off!

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:11 am
by d2carazy
if ya still cant do it give me a shout and ill change them for ya no prob at all but white xenon bulbs in mine look reli cool at night


does anyone have pic's of these or the LED ones, they sound nice and what kind of prices are they going for, cheerd :wink:

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:38 am
by Evelyn
Lucky I took another look at it last night (in between the rain) because the 2 of them where blown I had something similiar to this type from before so I stuck them in, they dont seem to be that bright but they will do the job, very little slight blue tint off them:
Have to take out the holder again & wash them out because there full of dead spiders !!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.ie/2pcs-T8-W5W-501-194- ... dZViewItem

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:39 pm
by shakey
Tezzy wrote:
shakey wrote: hows your new number plate lol


i left it on Bobby's windscreen when i was heading off!


only messing dont bother me at all whoever has it

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:54 pm
by paddy G
bought mine for a tenner in premier motorsport the other day look cool

[/quote]does anyone have pic's of these or the LED ones, they sound nice and what kind of prices are they going for, cheerd

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:52 pm
by Sub-Z
lanigan wrote:
Sub-Z wrote:I replaced mine with white leds!!


Bit of an LED junkie are we? :lol: Back lights look very well


Haha....L.E.D and carbon junkie i am.... :lol: