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Old 09-18-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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Clearance lamp clarification

I have a 2005 Wildcat and was attempting to replace the incandescent bulbs under the clearance lenses with LEDs. The LEDs I bought to replace the 194 bulbs (which I've been told is the proper bulb for the Wildcat) are 27mm long and the similar bulbs 194, 168, 921, 158, w5w, etc. are all very close to 27mm (1.05"). The problem I have is that the incandescent bulbs I am trying to replace are only 24mm (.9") long. When I put the LEDs into the base socket the lenses will not seat properly because the longer LEDs (1/8") prevent the lense from reaching the latching point. I don't know what incandescent bulbs I have because there is no printing on the bulb and I cannot find a 12v wedge bulb on the internet that is 23mm long. Has any one else had this problem and if so, what was their solution?
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Take one of your old bulbs to an autoparts store and compare it to what they have in stock
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:00 PM   #3
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I may have to give that a try but most of the bulbs are in packaging which would prevent my measuring them. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:53 PM   #4
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They're size 24 T2-3/4 base.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. It looks like that is the correct bulb size according to: Bulb Town: Buy Lightbulbs, Cheap Light Bulbs & Commercial Light Bulbs | Buy Bulbs Online

Glass Wedge Base, 2 MSCP, C-2V Filament Design, 0.86" (21.8mm) Maximum Overall Length, 0.36" (9.25mm) Maximum Outer Diameter

Now to find an inexpensive LED replacement.

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Old 09-21-2015, 01:29 AM   #6
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I'm going to try a set of these as they are in the proper length range.

10 x Car White T10 LED 9SMD Side Wedge Light Bulb W5W 194 168 2825 501 192 158 | eBay

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Old 09-22-2015, 01:26 PM   #7
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Those are probably a good choice. With LED's it's usually a good idea to use a bulb the same color as the lens color, but since you're replacing different colors the white will work anywhere.

Also, since those are polarity sensitive, if they don't work the first time, just spin them around and reinsert them.
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