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  1. 156 sidelight bulb replacement - final facelift

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've read all the blood-splattered posts on this subject. Give yourselves a break, fellas. Behold - the final solution - if you've got a spare tenner.:party: You're welcome :wink_org:
  2. Sidelight bulb stuck in headlight assembly

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Was replacing a sidelight LED bulb yesterday when it got stuck in the actual groove where it’s supposed to sit, and the plastic handle where it should connect came off. The bulb itself was the wrong size I think anyway, too wide. So the led bulb got stuck itself, and after trying to remove it...
  3. LED replacement for front sidelight

    Alfa MiTo
    Have anyone tried to replace the front sidelight (the W21/5W bulb) with LED types? For example with one of these? https://www.horizonleds.co.uk/cree-leds/wedge-cree-leds/T20-7443-3157-cree
  4. Broken Sidelight Plastic Tab

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The car told me my R/H sidlelight was out so I set about changing it. Following the manual I got to the step where it says 'press tab' so I pressed this tab I could not see and I felt it give but not in a good way, I just knew it had snapped. What can I do to sort this out? How do those...
  5. GT Sidelight Change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have to replace a sidelight bulb in the GT. It has Xenon lights though and I want to double-check that I can safely remove the unit and unscrew the back without giving myself a heart attack. Thanks
  6. Anyone want these sidelight bulbs?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Japanese MTEC sidelight bulbs, supposed to be about 5k white- not LEDs. I just fitted one and they’re crap, wouldn’t want to be sat on the side of a dark road with those as a beacon, so free to anyone who wants them. I’ll stick with the yellow Alfa ones that always seem to work.
  7. Led Sidelight bulbs

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, M159 has Xenon lights, so when they are on with the sidelights it looks rubbish (sidelights are standard filament bulb and v yellow) Can anyone recommend a canbus compliant plug and play led sidelight bulb please. Cheers MC
  8. LED sidelight bulb woes again!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Thankfully the LED headlamp bulbs have been fine so far but alas not the sidelight and numberplate light bulbs. They worked fine at first but one sidelight bulb started playing up a week or two back and on Friday night the other one followed suit. Also both rear number plate lights failed this...
  9. Annoying - sidelight bulb fallen through into headlight housing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I bought some LED sidelight bulbs to match my 6000k HID headlights. However... they were slightly wider than normal halogen bulbs and turns out when I tried to pull them out they have fallen through into the headlight housing on both sides... quite simply, this annoys me!
  10. sidelight bulb on a GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My daughters 2004 GT has seemingly blown the passenger side sidelight bulb. On inspection the bulb is beyond the reach of my fingers. Do you take the headlight out to change the bulb? Does the bumper have to come off in order to take the headlight unit out? Thanks, Emilys dad.
  11. Sidelight not working

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys Some help would be gratefully appreciated. Noticed the other day that my front nearside sidelight was not working. So at the weekend put a new bulb in and turned on the ignition to check, and again still not working. I removed the block that the bulb fits into and gave the connectors a...
  12. sidelight cable caught cant insert bulb

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I've just bought my first 159. The sidelight was gone on the offside when i bought it so i removed the nearside bulb just too check it was the bulb and not the wiring, it was fine. I've attempted to put a new bulb on the nearside but the holder won't come out enough to insert the new...
  13. F******g Bulb change (especially sidelight)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok a rant really but feel free to join in! who the hell designed the bulb holder arrangement on the GT? he clearly had the hands wrists and forearms of a small girl or is related (closely) to Mr Tickle... The main and dipped H7's are do-able with without too much of a Faff, but the retaining...
  14. Lost sidelight bulb inside the light

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How to o get the sidelight bulb out of the light? When i changed bulb i did not push the bulb all the way, so it came loose inside the light itselfe... :censored:
  15. Headlights and sidelight upgrades

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The bulbs in my car are awful and I'm struggling to see on my way home through the country lanes. What are the best ones about at the minute? Is it still Osram Nightbreakers? I also have chavvy blue LED side lights (I didn't put them on!), I'm all for white light but they're way too blue and...
  16. Right & Left Sidelight Falure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, Recently purchased a 2002 Alfa 147 1.6 T Spark. When turning the engine I get both Left side and Right sidelight failure and neither work. I have checked both fuses and put working bulbs in there, but to no avail. Also there is this wire that is by the driver side top half of the...
  17. Pesky Front Sidelight Bulbs.....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well it finally happened to me. I replaced the front sidelight bulbs on my last 159 with LED ones, No Problems, Did the same on my current 159 a few months ago and now 1 of them has failed. No problem, ordered new ones off eBay, they arrived yesterday and today I had 5 mins spare to fit them...
  18. Sidelight holder

    Alfa GTA
    Over the weekend I tried to remove a non-standard looking sidelight bulb from the holder. It wasn't a great fit and was refusing to come out - then the bulb broke off and I couldn't get the base of the bulb out. I then proceeded to trash it :censored: So, has anyone got a sidelight bulb...
  19. sidelight out message but bulb works fine?!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey, I'm trying to get the 3.2 GT in tip top condition as I will be looking at selling it soon. The dashboard is informing me the right sidelight is out but it isn't. It's the normal halogen bulb and I've tried a few different ones. Each time it keeps telling me the bulb is out but it isn't! The...
  20. sidelight fun....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. Had both my sidleights go over the past few days. Picked up a pair of H6w's and tried to replace them today. I have even confirmed with Day and Whites (who have been awesome) that they should be a bayonet fit with offset pins. However, Mine are not.. Mine seem to have a flat, blade...
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