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Either an incandescent, halogen or LED electrical fixture that provides either illumination or information.

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What is the difference between H7 and H7U bulbs?

Scenario I'm changing my left headlight bulb and it says it is a H7U one. What does the U marks? Possible solutions I searched a bit and found two possible solutions: Marks the shape of the bulb. The ...
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Are expensive high-brightness 55W headlight bulbs worth the investment?

We've all seen them, bulbs advertised as brighter than the rest, sold under big names such as Philips or Osram. The flag is carried by Osram Night Breaker Unlimited and Philips X-treme Vision. ...
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Car Bulbs: T10 W5W 501 what do numbers and letters actually mean?

As you know when replacing a bulb you normally check the bulb, the vehicle handbook or online to find out which bulb is required. In this question I will be using the T10 501 W5W Bulb as an example ...
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Why are VW tail light bulbs listed as 12W / 5W?

My VW Polo 6R left tail light is off and it seems there are several kinds of bulbs available for purchase: 12V 5W 12V 12W 12V 5W + 12V 12W 12V 12W + 5V 5W ... My first guess is that the 5V is just a ...
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Difference between bulb sockets

What is the difference between the following bulb sockets: b8.5d, b8.4d and bx8.4d? Are they interchangeable? (And especially, what's the difference with the x and non-x version?) Background: I need ...
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Need to find replacement light bulb for '60s Delco radio

I need to replace the light bulb for the radio in my '65 Buick Wildcat. The radio is a Delco Sonomatic 7289734 (U7N137), AM only, no wonderbar, and is part of a fairly common family of radios ...
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Why did the light bulb burned shortly after being replaced?

So the marker light bulb next to the high beam was dead on my 2008 Jetta. I figured out the replacement and the mechanic I know replaced both sides with new bulbs. The light came on when I tested by ...
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Taillight Not Working Even with Bulb Replacement

I have a 2004 Toyota Camry, and the taillight is not lighting up when the headlights are turned on. This is happening equally on both the left and right sides. When I pulled the old bulb out, I ...
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LED tail lights switch off after 5 seconds

One of the rear tail lights of my Mk5 VW Golf blew out recently, triggering a bulb failure warning on the dash. On inspection it was the bulb itself that was broken, so I have no reason to suspect ...
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

Was replacing the front left marker light on a 2012 VW Passat when the bulb just bumped off and fallen off the holder inside in headlight fixture. Any tips on how to remove the bulb from the fixture ...
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H4 headlight bulb failure mode

I've got a motorcycle that has a single H4 bulb in the headlight. I know that this is a dual filament bulb, and I've been trying to find out what happens when the bulb fails. Will I have no light at ...
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Burned out bulb might have drained my battery

I was cleaning the car last night and noticed the overhead bulb for the back seat is burned out. It was on position 'Door' (i.e. lights when the door is open). I've switched it off and on a couple of ...
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Replacing bulb in heater unit on Peugeot 207

I have a Peugeot 207 with a manual heater unit with a failed bulb, and need details on how to replace it. I have search online for an answer but have come up with not very much. I found out I need ...
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What is the headlights bulb size for Daewoo Lanos?

I'm totally new to cars. I've been trying to figure out the appropriate size for my Daewoo Lanos headlight bulbs (H4, H7 , ...etc). However, I couldn't find it any where in the manual, and Google ...
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Are old style license plate mini bulbs all pretty much the same?

I have a burnt out license plate bulb on my 1996 Volvo 850. In looking for a replacement all I can find is bulb type 2825 which is sort of a generic bulb identifier. My bulb looks just like these ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 - low beam of the headlights stopped working

it came to my attention last night that BOTH of the low beam headlights of my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 stopped working, the high beams worked fine - as shown in the picture below. After reading posts ...
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How to read a motorcycle bulb

My motorcycle's headlight bulb specifications are 12v-35/35W. What does a 35/35w mean here.(I know w stands for watts but why 35/35). Also headlight draws current from alternator whose specs are 0....
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Which bulb do I have to buy for 2011 Toyota Camry tail lights?

The car’s brake lights are working, but tail lights are not. What is the model number for 2011 Toyota Camry tail light bulb? And just curious, are the brake light and tail light bulbs same in this car?...
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VW Passat B8 - remove low beam bulb - pull, rotate or...?

I'm learning to replace the low beam bulb (H7) on VW Passat B8. The access is under the wheel. I got to the bulb but I'm not sure if I should just pull using the force or do I have to do something ...
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How to figure out the light bulb part number?

I have done quite a bit of research and still can't figure it out, so I feel stupid about this. I have also failed to take out the particular bulb myself, so I can't see back of the bulb. I need to ...
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Upgrade i20 head lamps bulb

I would like to fit Zorbes H4 12V 60/55W Halogen Bulbs 6000K Xenon in Hyundai i20 car which has H4 60/55w bulb connector . But below are some dauds and would be pleased if you could kindly help me. ...
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How long do incandescent indicator bulbs last?

I have a car (Toyota RAV4 hybrid), where nearly all lights are LEDs but for some reason Toyota engineers decided to use incandescent bulbs for the rear number plate bulb and some of the indicator ...
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How to replace center (third) break/stop lamp/bulb in Ford Galaxy 2009

I removed the plastic cover, but didn't find any way to pull out the light structure. No screws, no direct access... Thanks
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Unknown adaptor for 2009 Mazda 2 headlight

I have a 2009 Mazda 2 Sport. Recently passengers side headlight bulb has blown. I went to Halfords and bought the correct bulb, a "477SB H7" 12V, 55W Super Brilliance. Image of base: I then went to ...
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What model of bulb should I buy for BMW 320i 2006?

I recently acquired a car from my dad a couple of months ago. This week, I noticed that one of the headlight bulbs is flickering and the bulb sensor shows up. I'm not entirely sure what type of bulb ...
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Motorcycle "melting" S2 bulbs

My motorcycle (Keeway Superlight 125) has been burning headlight bulbs (S2, BA20d bayonet) at an impressive rate (one every a few months). By inspecting the bulbs I noticed that the little "...
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Removing the power source to a brake light

Pretty much the title. The car is a Volkswagen Golf Variant and was built in 2014. This image is of the left tail light, behind the cover. I can't seem to get the holder for the power cord loose. The ...
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Light bulb dash light in VW Golf 2005

I have had the bulb indicator light on for a while now but I cannot diagnose it. I am interested to know what the light in the picture is (the rear passenger side light on the inside/boot door)? I ...
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07 Kia Rio drivers side headlight only works on high beam

I have tested both bulbs on passenger side and high and low work great for both bulbs. High beam works on both sides, no low beam on drivers side. Is there any kind of separate fuse for either side of ...
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What bulbs/globes fit the STANLEY 6-0766 socket, on a stock 1985 Honda TRX 250 4 wheeler?

'What bulbs/globes fit the STANLEY 6-0766 socket, on a stock 1985 Honda TRX 250 4 wheeler?' (I had a look in the headlight, & there's no bulb/globe in there at the moment) Doing a web search ...
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Low beam is a lot brighter than high beam, why?

I recently changed the headlight of my 2004 Cagiva Raptor 125 and now i noticed that the low beam is a lot brighter than the high beam. The low beam seems normal but the high beam looks like it has ...
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Dim low beams on 2007 toyota camry bulbs brand new

I replaced the bulbs because they were dim but the new ones were no better I've cleaned the oxidation off new batter new alternator, when I'm in front of a car i can see my cars shadow and the bulbs ...
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What is the equivalent to the genuine headlight bulb

My car is Kia Sportage 2018 I noticed that one of the headlights is not working I managed to open that myself and tried to find in the supermarket the bulb that fits after googling my car model I ...
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Use both high beams and low beams at the same time?

Is there a way to make both the high beam and low beam lights on when turning on high beams? My car has two separate bulbs that switch back and forth. I would really like the extra coverage.
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Right indicator sometimes ticks really fast and lights don't illuminate

This is slightly different to what I'd expect when a bulb has blown as the indicator only sporadically stops illuminating bulbs and ticks really fast. This is different from when a bulb is completely ...
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Audi A3 S-LINE 1,4 replacement dipped headlight beam

The light has gone on my car, and I recently went to halford to buy a bulb, I typed by reg into their website and a list of bulbs where suggested. I selected this one and asked them to fit it: ...
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High center brake light polarity reversed?

My center brake light's polarity is unusual: the side sleeve of the bulb gets +12V and the dot at the bottom (electrical contact) gets 0V ground. All the other fittings (brake lights, reversing lights,...
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Undervoltages detected in rear fog light, not working, Mondeo MK4

I have a Ford Mondeo MK4 Saloon from around '08, Ireland, Right hand drive. Last year I noticed that only one of the reversing lights was working, but the car test passed it anyway. However when the ...
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Melted Headlight Socket for H11 bulb [duplicate]

I recently discovered a low beam headlight socket had melted on the passenger side of my 2005 Volvo XC90. Several days back I had this Bulb Failure Low Beam message showing up and going away. When I ...
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Rear left passenger side reverse bulb keeps blowing

I've been having an ongoing problem with my 2007 Subaru outback whereby my left side reverse light bulb keeps blowing. I've replaced the bulb about 3 times now and it blows every time. It works when ...
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