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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:15 pm 
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Anybody got any idea where to get these from?
All I can find is this from the US: Bulb (12V - 1.2W) Clear with Black Socket Base Osram-Sylvania 33291 - from Pelican Parts in the US (https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/ ... 2721MF-M97) but Osram don't seem to list them in the UK, nor do any of the usual suspects.
Given what a pain they are to fit, I don't want to do it mare than once!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:30 pm 
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The dash bulbs are t5 and t10:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=143464

I replaced some of the ones behind the dials on my 92 c900 with leds from here:

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/

You can get them cheaper on ebay and Amazon but the quality can be variable, judging by what I've read anyway. The car is still on the drive being fixed up so I can't guarantee the quality long term but they've been fine so far.

I didn't replace them all because some were too tight to remove - you do need to take care when trying to pull them out and seating the new ones.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:25 am 
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Oooh!
That could be a minefield!
Given how tight they are to get in and out (especially the "Check Engine" one hidden at the end and for which you need to be a double-jointed gnome with fingers like spanners), getting it wrong would be a right pain. I assume polarity isn't an issue, though.
Don't think they would work for the charge warning light - that needs to be 3W because it sits in the charging circuit - all the others should be 1.2W but current draw isn't an issue.
Which ones did you get?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:33 pm 
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I can't find the email at the moment, but I think it was these:

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/produc ... 0184343661

There's also these at Eurocarparts:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/lucas-28 ... -481774802

And these 3w ones, which might fit in the holder:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/osram-28 ... -48177012T

Neither Halfords nor ECP do cheap led bulbs unfortunately or you could buy a couple and see how you get on.

I think both Toe and anjum on here swapped their c900's over to led, so they could probably advise better than I.

You could always try a couple of the very cheap ones from ebay and see if you think it's worth it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:59 pm 
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Many thanks for that - I'll try the LED ones in place of the 1.2W warning/indicator bulbs (but not in place of the 3W charge warning lamp) and see how it goes.
(I tried the Osram ones - but I couldn't get the old bulb out of the holder to get the new wedge one in - so the bulb just broke! )
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:54 pm 
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Bingo!
Found some.
Autobulbs Direct in Southampton.
https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/509t- ... black.html seem to be exactly the same as the one I took out and the next ones down (509TMBK) appear to have square end that would let those without fingers like spanners get a small socket onto.
Took 2 days to arrive from ordering - £2.70 a pack of 2.

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