February 9, 2013, 12:24 pm
Hi filks. anyone know of a place where i can get LED bulbs to replace the stop/tail originals on my 58 plate focus hatch?? Believe the originals are 780's but cant find LEDs to fit anywhere...Any help appreciated.
February 9, 2013, 12:57 pm
I have the Mondeo mk3 and it has tail/ fog lights (on the same bulb) - the brake lights are a single bulb on their own
The original bulbs have "offset" pins that i could not manage to find in LED form, what i did was take an LED "stop/ tail" bulb with "straight" pins (a cheap one from ebay) and filed one of the pins down on each bulb
Its worked fine for a couple of years no problem
To get the right LEDs for my car (trial and error) i have loads of LED bulbs left over
February 9, 2013, 3:57 pm
The type you need are 380 (also known as BAU15D)
They have the twin contact for the tail/stop elements.
February 10, 2013, 9:21 am
Nah they're not 380's. those ones have the pins directly opposite each other if you look bottom end on. The ones i need have the pins offset and nearer to each other. I'm sure they are 780's but cant find an LED equivelant.
Andy H Dibley
February 10, 2013, 12:05 pm
Hey Funkybassman, I found some on eBay ages ago. Will dig around in my eBay history to find where they were.
Out of interest, where in Bucks are you?
February 10, 2013, 1:28 pm
I guess you mean the PR21W bulb with the offset and pins that sit at roughly the 10 and 2 position?
February 10, 2013, 1:40 pm
Yeah thats the ones stoney......Andy im in milton keynes.
February 10, 2013, 1:45 pm
On the facelift you need red PR21W/BAW15s.
I'm also looking for some on e-bay but I'm still not sure that they are strong enought during the day.
Now there are a lot of models using 5050 leds (3 cips) so they might be strong enough.
February 11, 2013, 2:58 pm
I bought a set of cheapies for my CMAX, as they are brake light only, I am looking to get the tail and fog lights swapped over at some point
Andy H Dibley
February 11, 2013, 6:58 pm
Right, used these guys before, very good service, just questionable whether these will be bright enough to use.
Ah, fairly local. Theres a couple of Fiesta lads round your way. Should look at sorting out a Bucks meet at some point though.
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