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Celica2k Jul 21, 4:19pm - #228359 

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WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right

I just got my turn signal bulbs (1156 21w) from ecelica and i tried to install them and the little knubs arent lined up right. What the hells up with that? They are directly across from each other, not offset a little like the orange bulbs that are stock. Anybody know?
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Deseck Jul 21, 4:37pm - #228360 

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you have to snap off or scrape down one of the nubs. they fit perfect with just one nub.

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xXMaGNuSXx Jul 21, 4:42pm - #228361 
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you can use some nail clippers or wire cutters to snip one of the nubs off..
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Stephen Jul 21, 4:47pm - #228362 
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make sure the old bulbs are out first grin
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DJ_Curtiz Jul 21, 4:51pm - #228363 
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Originally Posted by Stephen
make sure the old bulbs are out first grin
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Celica2k Jul 21, 4:52pm - #228364 

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i was thinking about cutting a knub off but didnt know if i should. Is that what everybody has to do or what? There has to be a bulb that fits it right.
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Deseck Jul 21, 4:59pm - #228365 

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jus cut a nub off. thats what i did. they fit perfectly fine.

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righteous_one Jul 21, 5:01pm - #228366 
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
you can use some nail clippers or wire cutters to snip one of the nubs off..

that's what i did. nail clippers works best...
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Celica2k Jul 21, 5:03pm - #228367 

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alright thanks a lot
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AZZKIKR Jul 21, 5:07pm - #228368 

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I had the same problem, and I was wondering about it, I just left the bulbs in my tool box...I totally forgot about them!!! I'm gonna do them today over lunch!!!!
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SPec_ceLICA Jul 21, 5:54pm - #228369 

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YOu could also take a file and just grind it down thats what I did. thumbsup

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Erick Jul 21, 6:06pm - #228370 

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^^yup i used a file too.. and just grounded it down enough so it would still fit in tight thumbsup

also wear some gloves to prevent oils from your fingers getting on the bulb happywink

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RookieGTS Jul 21, 6:22pm - #228371 

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kewl thx for the info bro... Gonna need it when i get mines soon cause i just put in a order for my clean corners! thumbsup
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Celica2k Jul 21, 6:43pm - #228372 

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alright got mine installed. I used the nail clipper method. It worked really good. About the oils getting on the bulb i just held the bulb in a paper towel...hope that is ok for it. Thanks for the info thumbsup.
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ragingpaseo Jul 21, 7:06pm - #228373 
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yeah, freakin' toyota wants you to buy their $8.99 lightbulbs from their stores. i didn't snap it off, i use a file to shave some of it out. it fits tighter, just in case if it falls out... thumbsup
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Celica2k Jul 21, 7:17pm - #228374 

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too late to do that damnit...lol oh well

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I just rubbed the nub across my driveway and it popped off lol no big deal
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Erick Jul 21, 8:44pm - #228376 

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^^^ ha that works too ...its an unlimited supply of sand paper that driveway thumbsup

also if you touch the bulb I usually use Rubbing alcohol to wipe it off.. if its a clear bulb.. idunnoworks for me

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Chelica815 Jul 22, 2:02am - #228377 
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Yeah, back in 2000 before there were a lot of these forums regarding the Celicas, I was wondering WTF is up with the turn signal lights. So I just scrape on of the nub off and it worked like a charm. I was not using the turn signal much tho since it was Red. I think red front turn signals are illegal, lol.

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GTQuentin Jul 22, 3:13am - #228378 

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Virtuous_One Jul 22, 3:21am - #228379 

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Getting the same lights here too!...Like the sleek color style look to it!...Righteous_One showed me his and them lights look cool!...
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robare99 Jul 22, 3:52am - #228380 

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Don't worry about it. When you install, put it in at about a 45degree angle, then the second one will slide right in.

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ya i juss scraped off one of them about half way and it sld in and works great!
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GTSVST Jul 27, 6:28pm - #228382 
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I drilled down the side of the actual plastic piece it fits into to make a new place for the nub to sit.
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Celica2k Jul 27, 6:29pm - #228383 

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nail clippers worked fine...very easy too
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spaztikid Jul 27, 6:30pm - #228384 
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wow... you guys dont think too hard do you...
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isaac Jul 27, 9:14pm - #228385 
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i actualy like all the creative ALTERNATIVE idea people have posted... this thread is cool thumbsup

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spaztikid Jul 27, 9:16pm - #228386 
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i just think its funny that people will not even try to solve the problem themselfs first... they just come and make a thread instead of thinking about it for a min...
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bmw52786 Jul 27, 9:24pm - #228387 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i just think its funny that people will not even try to solve the problem themselfs first... they just come and make a thread instead of thinking about it for a min...


haha me personally i just panic and the first thing that pops into my head is EVERYTHINGCELICA! lol

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shox Jul 27, 11:29pm - #228388 

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I just used concrete pillar outside my house and scrapped off the knub

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i just think its funny that people will not even try to solve the problem themselfs first... they just come and make a thread instead of thinking about it for a min...
I would probably do the same. I would definatly come on here before i took a file to my new bulbs.
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Celica2k Jul 28, 2:39am - #228390 

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yeah for real i didnt know if anything would get fucked up or anything so i thought i would ask and maybe others would learn from my question. you didnt have to reply.
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