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andya 04-01-18 02:52 PM

UR GT dash switch bulbs
 
Bit of a random one - in the dash switches, there is a tiny bulb. I've got 3 dud ones. Anyone know where to get these replacement bulbs? I've tried the obvious places - gsf, eurocarparts, and other auto factors - most look at you with blank faces...

Thanks in advance.....

hotsnot 04-01-18 03:19 PM

I'm having a similar problem need bulbs for VDO gauges and heater control panel. I've think I've found the right ones but not sure - 286 bulbs?

andya 04-01-18 04:38 PM

I've got myself one of those 286 bulbs - it doesn't fit, its bigger than the original.

simonthemedic 04-01-18 05:13 PM

I have bought them from Maplins in the past, it's a small capless bulb, can't remember whether they plugged into the switch or I bent the small wires on the bulb and soldered them in. Later I replaced all the ones in my B2 with Led's and series resistors, fit and forget

andya 04-01-18 05:59 PM

Yes your right, a replacement bulb would need to be soldered in. I guess Audi's idea was for you to simply replace the whole switch if that bulb went. We don't have that option nowadays!

I'll try maplins - cheers for that

Ringmaster 04-01-18 07:53 PM

Andya,

May I ask, what shade of silver do you have on your wheels, as pictured in your Avatar?

:tup:

andya 04-01-18 08:03 PM

that avatar pic is my old coupe I had a few years back. I did find out the paint code prior to getting them refurbed - I'll dig out the details.

andya 04-01-18 08:19 PM

I've remembered, and a quick google search to confirm - they were zermatt silver metallic LY7Y. I remember it well now, as the wheel refurbishers rang me up trying to find out the paint code after I had dropped them off. Minty on here brought them off me a couple of years back - if you want more pics, perhaps send him a line.

Cheers

Ringmaster 05-01-18 09:56 AM

Thank you Andya, that's been helpful...:tup:

20vcqdriver 05-01-18 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andya (Post 439301)
Yes your right, a replacement bulb would need to be soldered in. I guess Audi's idea was for you to simply replace the whole switch if that bulb went. We don't have that option nowadays!

I'll try maplins - cheers for that

I've converted to led :tup: though also have a stock of original bulbs too:tup:


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