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#16 Dalebhoy1888

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

ignore the compatibility, if its the right bulb (festoon I think?) and the right size, then it should fit. I bought my 42mm blue LED interior lights from ebay for £3, it insisted my car wasn't compatible... and it is :D

 

Do you know if it is 5w or 10w bulbs I would need for my interior courtesy lights?



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#17 Dalebhoy1888

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

When I took the interior courtesy light out this morning for a look this is what the bulb looks like:

 

bulb:     interior bulb.jpg

 

 

Does anyone have an idea of how you remove it from the black casing?

 

Also is anyone able to send me a link to an LED bulb which I could get to replace this?

 

Thanks in advance. :)



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

I have yet to find any 5w/10w LED's as I want to replace my other lights as well as the festoon, but they just dont seem to exist.

 

The other thing is I cant seem to find any 501 wedge LED's where the light isnt focused directly forward :(



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

When I took the interior courtesy light out this morning for a look this is what the bulb looks like:

 

bulb:     attachicon.gifinterior bulb.jpg

 

 

Does anyone have an idea of how you remove it from the black casing?

 

Also is anyone able to send me a link to an LED bulb which I could get to replace this?

 

Thanks in advance. :)

That's a W5W (AKA T10 or wedge) bulb. 

It just pulls out of the black cap and look like this when removed-

 

mHzKkrZbYZWSrCgVfUTOp2A.jpg

 

Couple of bulbs you can look at-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4842dc82db

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f188dd4ef



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:12 PM

That's a W5W (AKA T10 or wedge) bulb. 

It just pulls out of the black cap and look like this when removed-

 

mHzKkrZbYZWSrCgVfUTOp2A.jpg

 

Couple of bulbs you can look at-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4842dc82db

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f188dd4ef

Ok thanks a lot :) .

 

Putting the ones second from the bottom in my car wont make it come up with an error wil it?Because when reading up on some of them it stated:

 

Some specific vehicles will require Canbus Error Free bulbs in order to work correctly?

 

Do you know how I find out??



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:37 PM

The idea of a canbus error is it should warn of a blown bulb due to the change in resistance within a lighting circuit.
The reasoning is that because an LED bulb pulls far less power than a standard incandesent bulb an error system will see it as blown.
To put it into context though, no member of this forum or anyone I know has ever reported a canbus error on a Ford

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:16 PM

The idea of a canbus error is it should warn of a blown bulb due to the change in resistance within a lighting circuit.
The reasoning is that because an LED bulb pulls far less power than a standard incandesent bulb an error system will see it as blown.
To put it into context though, no member of this forum or anyone I know has ever reported a canbus error on a Ford

 

Ok thanks I've managed to change the bulb in the back light to a white LED but when I went to do the same to the front I cant seem to be able to prise the case off to change the bulb, any ideas?



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:31 AM

Use a blade screwdriver between the side of the light closest to the windscreen and the surround and lever the fitting out.
It's a good idea to pop the fuse out first as Fords seem to love blowing courtesy light fuses.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

Just to let yous all know I've now successfully fitted LED's to both of my interior courtesy lights without blowing amy fuses :D.

 

At the moment I have blue LED'S in as it's the only bulbs I had handy but have now ordered some white ones which I am waiting on to be dispatched. Here is a picture of the end result:

 

Blue led.jpg

 

(Will obviously look a lot better when dark).

 

Thanks again for everyones help!! :) :P



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:39 PM

Also if anyone is having problems finding the bulbs which I used just give me a shout :)



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