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replacement bulb for auto meter

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by cupra_brown, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. cupra_brown

    cupra_brown Full Member

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    Just fitted my new boost gauge today, but tbh, the bulb in it is crap.
    Not very bright and more pink than red!

    anybody know if a replacement bulb can be purchased that is brighter and more red? :D
     
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    ArosaRacer Kamakazie Wee man

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    looks like a 501 wedge bulb, is it the same size as side light bulb?
     
  5. cupra_brown

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    not sure. but i do happen to have a couple of spare side light bulbs somewhere. looks like i will be digging them tomorrow and having a look :)
     
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    arosa racer wins!!
    it is the same as a side light buld! i feel a bit dumb ;p
    just order a wide angle red led 501 bulb for a whole £1.50

    get in there!
     
  7. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    I was just about to offer one for free (the price of a stamp) as I have a little bag of assorted wedge bulbs through trial and error, ive decided to use a bright white bulb instead.
     
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    thanks for the offer m8,
    hopefully my bulbs will do the job, but if not i might come begging ;)
     
  9. ArosaRacer

    ArosaRacer Kamakazie Wee man

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    it should do i use led bulbs and find they are alot brighter
     
  10. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    The leds need to be as wide a light throw as possible, if its a narrow beam itll not light the gauge up as much.
     

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