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Right, Ive now gone LED crazy since i got LED bulbs for my interior light. Its SO much brighter - as if you are getting beamed up by a UFO every time you open the door!

What i need is the type and dimensions of the bulbs in a golf. I know its a lot to ask and i could probably just measure them tonight but im an impatient guy and if i want something, i want it yesterday as many of you will know!

The stats I need are:

Boot interior bulb

Rear passenger bulbs

Cig lighter bulb

Glovebox bulb
 

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Tried their website but no joy. I have just called VW and asked them and the verdict was:

Passenger rears and boot are side-light bulbs (501)

Glove box is festoon (apparently)

Can anyone just pop it out and measure it for me please (and the glovebox bulb[:p]) as i wanna order the lot this morning.

Thank you!
 

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Whats wrong with your legs [:D]lol

But seriously, you should post up the sizes for the rest of us once you have them all.[^]

SHAQ, Time for your group buy skills to come into effect again me thinks[^]
 

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Ok last night i found out the following:

Boot Light is a 501-type (sidelight) bulb

Glovebox (will do tomorrow)

Interior main at the front is a festoon type 39mm

Interior spots at the front are 501-type (sidelight) bulbs again

Sunvisor Lighting are festoon (same as the main interior bulb) 39mm

Rear Passenger lights i am unsure of but i think they are 233-type push in bulbs

Hope this helps.

I've ordered ?50 worth of these bulbs in LEDs incuding a Ultra wide-angle one for under the bonnet. Make so much sense to have one there instead of holding a bloody torch!

I will gather some more info tomorrow folks!
 

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I think so, but im not the best person to ask when it comes to the finer things in electronics. Foxy would be better.

BUT, i do highly recommend getting just a festoon LED bulb for the main interior light. You'll notice the difference and be hooked! For a fiver, you cant go wrong
 

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Ultra led's is the site to go to get your lights from, was very impressed with the quality.

The led's do have the same fitment as the bulb, eg i have a w8 interior lamp and it required 4 of the 501 type bulbs, all you do is remove the bulb from its holder and push the led in its place, the festoon ones i have replaced for the new 9 led bright blue type and the difference is awesome youve just got to get the sizes right,the 2 sizes are 31-36mm or 36-39mm length i had both sizes and they both will fit in the side interior lights providing yours isnt fitted with the alarm sensors, i dont know about the glove box light,ive done sunvisors,front doors,side interior lights and they were all festoon bulbs,the 4 w8 lights were 501 type, the bootlight is slightly different.

just check out the website.

regards

Matt
 

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Just been on & ordered[:D]

Interior main 9led retina burners

Interior spots 501 wide angle Led

Sunvisor Lighting 6Led

Door puddle lighting 6Led

Also ordered a set of 501 wide angle Led side light to see how they are in the headlights, the LED's I have in at the mo dont seem to give any more than a small circle of light out, look a little "Clio" owner'ish if you know what I mean[:D]

Now thinking about number plate light replacement ???[?]
 

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Now we're getting the ball rolling!

Thanks for the info and recommendations G6MPH

So the rear passengers are festoon too then? Are they the 31-36mm?
 

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This type of reference material could do ith being made sticky me thinks [^]

"So the rear passengers are festoon too then?"

Are we talking 3 or 5 door model though ???

I wonder with the lower power drain on the engine its affected my bhp output ......lol..............Im not serious you muppet[:D]
 

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Sceptic, Ive got a 3door '98 model the rear interior lights are not fitted with the alarm sensors so take a festoon bulb, i first tried a 6 led 31-36mm type which worked well and then thought about getting a set for the number plate lights so i ordered the (239) 36 -39mm Bright Blue Dome Light (9 Leds) and fitted them, not good, well if you like neons there ok but they illuminated the floor quite well, so i removed them and thought i try and fit them in the rear interior lights,fitted no problems and illuminate the interior very well,would reccommend the 9 led type, these would probably fit in the door lights aswell, depends how bright you want to go, the 6 led bulbs will still illuminate well,just depends how far you want to go.

Cheers

Matt
 

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Shaq,

if you need any info just pm me,i can send photos if you need,all the bulbs are either 501 type or 239/269 type except the boot light which is different.

cheers

Matt
 
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