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Bulbs......

As standard the Grande punto uses......

A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam (ensure they are UV cut)

A 501 5w wedge (capless) bulb (clear) for parking/side lights

A 581 21W amber bulb with 120 degree offset pins for the indicator



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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

what indicator bulbs have you got there?

they look blue as well
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

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what indicator bulbs have you got there?

they look blue as well
http://www.care4car.com/productdispl...tor_Bulbs.html

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Replacing my side lights with blue LED's. Only one will turn on at a time with a standard bulb in the other side. if i have them both in they just flash.

Any one help me out, its driving me mad
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Replacing my side lights with blue LED's. Only one will turn on at a time with a standard bulb in the other side. if i have them both in they just flash.

Any one help me out, its driving me mad

the GP doesn't like LED's as it upsets the resistance in the circuit

http://www.fiatforum.com/grande-punt...warning-2.html

http://www.fiatforum.com/grande-punt...idelights.html
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Dame GP.. The only fault with it so far lol

Hmm Gunna get some MTEC bulbs and mayb put the LED's for the number plate.

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Do you know what type of bulb the side repeater is?

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Do you know what type of bulb the side repeater is?

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KIM1B3R this may help, you need a load resistor for the LED side lights. the problem is the LED does not draw enough power for the body computer to recognise as a full "load", therefore it turns off that circuit until a "load" is present, so your LED doesn't light up. The Load Resistor fixes this problem by drawing power and tricking the body computer into reading a load in the circuit and therefore keeping the circuit turned on.
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Ta for the guide

Replaced my headlight and sidelight bulbs today
Got xenon headlight bulbs and went back for blue coated sidelight bulbs when I saw how yellow they looked when the headlights were one.

Fiat really need to improve the detailing in their manual as it tells you nothing compared to a walk through like this
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Hi guys,
I bring up this old topic because I have the same problem.
What i really want to know is, are the lights connected together, in pairs?
I have a Fiat Stilo. I tried searching for a 5W load resistor, couldn't find any. In this case we should have one load resistor connected to one bulb terminal on each side? I have 4 bulbs, if they are connected 2 by 2, then 2 resistors, every bulb for itself - 4 resistors but 5W?!
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

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Hi guys,
I bring up this old topic because I have the same problem.
What i really want to know is, are the lights connected together, in pairs?
I have a Fiat Stilo. I tried searching for a 5W load resistor, couldn't find any. In this case we should have one load resistor connected to one bulb terminal on each side? I have 4 bulbs, if they are connected 2 by 2, then 2 resistors, every bulb for itself - 4 resistors but 5W?!

yes

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

It says on this guide A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam but when I went to change a headlight bulb in my car I found it was a H1 bulb
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

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It says on this guide A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam but when I went to change a headlight bulb in my car I found it was a H1 bulb
oem lights have H4 bulbs, is your car modified?
H4 works for both hi and dipped beam, other don't so its important you get it right. Besides they are different physical sizes so they should fit if they are wrong.
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It says on this guide A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam but when I went to change a headlight bulb in my car I found it was a H1 bulb
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oem lights have H4 bulbs, is your car modified?
H4 works for both hi and dipped beam, other don't so its important you get it right. Besides they are different physical sizes so they should fit if they are wrong.

only H1 bulb in the GP is in the front foglight...
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