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Wanted to get some brighter interior lights for the GT - the two above the drivers head

Bulbs are 36mm festoon bulbs. Bought these off ebay but they don't work:

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The bulbs say 10w but these ones are 5w ....is that why they don't work? or just unlucky with my selection
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Have you tried putting them in the other way round?
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Have you tried putting them in the other way round?
no I didn't ...they looked symmetrical, but it did cross my mind afterwards.

Just didn't think they could be directional! hmmm will try tomorrow.
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Led 's are polarity sensitive, will only work one way round
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I tried to do the same on my GT.
The replacement LED festoon ones for the roof were not bright enough and I ended up swapping back. Also they made my colour vision seem off, probably too blue and very different from the yellow incandescent bulbs.
I stuck another white LED in the glovebox and that's OK. The bulbs in my visors are tiny and I haven't bothered to research the size yet.
Also tried an LED festoon in the boot, again not bright enough and swapped back. The festoon bulbs were also awkward to fit as I got 38mm length and they should have been 36mm.
I've got other plans for the boot if I ever get round to it (a strip of warm LEDs that are left over from under the kitchen cupboards)
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"I've got other plans for the boot if I ever get round to it (a strip of warm LEDs that are left over from under the kitchen cupboards)"

Now there's a thought - finally a good use for those aftermarket DRLs.
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A 1 in 4 chance of putting both in the wrong way and I managed to achieve it!

Thanks Jiberson, I was about to bin them. Anyway, not the most drastic of upgrades. I guess having only 3 diodes, it basically changes colour from yellow to white. Maybe more diodes would help.

As you all took the effort to post, I returned the favour with before and afters:
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That is seriously unlucky haha, I changed most of my interior bulbs on previous cars to LED's but on the Alfa I felt it wasn't necessary as the yellowish tint looks good with the tan leather interior.
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ah good thinking, tan and yellow. Not sure red ones to match my leather would work quite so well! Now I know they work I might get some better ones with more diodes.
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Swapped my 3 diode LEDs bulbs for 2x48 panel LEDs! Wow super bright in the cabin now. 5 off ebay

The photo shows just one panel fitted. They fit nicely inside the unit.
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here you go. Delivered quickly too...

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Hmm, nice. They seem easy with those spring loaded festoon adaptors
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Swapped my 3 diode LEDs bulbs for 2x48 panel LEDs! Wow super bright in the cabin now. 5 off ebay

The photo shows just one panel fitted. They fit nicely inside the unit.
How did you mount the panels..? They have sticky stuff on them, yes..? But where'd ya stick em..?

Or are they just 'floating' in the lens..?

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How did you mount the panels..? They have sticky stuff on them, yes..? But where'd ya stick em..?

Or are they just 'floating' in the lens..?

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yep floating ....actually quite a tight fit, so not rattling around. I have noticed that they do give a slight glow, whilst driving. Go out completely when car is turned off, but in the dark they glow a tiny bit which may not be too everyone's taste. No idea why!
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I have noticed that they do give a slight glow, whilst driving. Go out completely when car is turned off, but in the dark they glow a tiny bit which may not be too everyone's taste. No idea why!
I'd forget about that. Mine had it too.
I measured with a multimeter and can't remember if it was about 8V or pulsed 12V, perhaps the system was checking there was a bulb there all the time. I got rid of it with a parallel resistor but also can't remember what I used, 47 Ohms and 5 Watts I think.
In the end I swapped back to standard bulbs anyway.

When you see side light bulbs advertised as Canbus error free, that's pretty much what they have extra; parallel resistor to imitate standard bulb
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Fitted some to my GT today in warm white, work fantastic Thanks for the idea!
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Fitted some to my GT today in warm white, work fantastic Thanks for the idea!
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did you get the 48 led ones?
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did you get the 48 led ones?
Yes and yes just like having brighter normal bulbs, no horrible white light.
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I changed mine to red LEDs, they look cool and everything but you can't actually see much
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Are these not too bright? I wouldn't mind having some brighter interior lights, but I fear 48 LED's might be a bit much. Perhaps I could put a mere 24 in there instead.
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I changed my interior ones but even with the door closed and engine off their was a slight glow from the bulb
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Are these not too bright? I wouldn't mind having some brighter interior lights, but I fear 48 LED's might be a bit much. Perhaps I could put a mere 24 in there instead.
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I changed my interior ones but even with the door closed and engine off their was a slight glow from the bulb
I get the same, but after a few minutes the glow seems to fade away. Same seems to happen with my LED sidelights. As long as it doesn't kill the battery, I figured it was ok.
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