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WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right #228359 Jul 21, 9:19am Jul 21, 9:19am
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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?

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right #228360 Jul 21, 9:37am Jul 21, 9:37am
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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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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: Deseck] #228361 Jul 21, 9:42am Jul 21, 9:42am
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you can use some nail clippers or wire cutters to snip one of the nubs off..

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #228362 Jul 21, 9:47am Jul 21, 9:47am
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make sure the old bulbs are out first grin

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: Stephen] #228363 Jul 21, 9:51am Jul 21, 9:51am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
make sure the old bulbs are out first grin
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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: Stephen] #228364 Jul 21, 9:52am Jul 21, 9:52am
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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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jus cut a nub off. thats what i did. they fit perfectly fine.


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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #228366 Jul 21, 10:01am Jul 21, 10:01am
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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...

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: righteous_one] #228367 Jul 21, 10:03am Jul 21, 10:03am
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alright thanks a lot

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right #228368 Jul 21, 10:07am Jul 21, 10:07am
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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!!!!

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: AZZKIKR] #228369 Jul 21, 10:54am Jul 21, 10:54am
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YOu could also take a file and just grind it down thats what I did. thumbsup


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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #228370 Jul 21, 11:06am Jul 21, 11:06am
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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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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: Erick] #228371 Jul 21, 11:22am Jul 21, 11:22am
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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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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.

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right #228373 Jul 21, 12:06pm Jul 21, 12:06pm
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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

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: ragingpaseo] #228374 Jul 21, 12:17pm Jul 21, 12:17pm
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too late to do that damnit...lol oh well

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right #228375 Jul 21, 1:24pm Jul 21, 1:24pm

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I just rubbed the nub across my driveway and it popped off lol no big deal

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right #228376 Jul 21, 1:44pm Jul 21, 1:44pm
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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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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: Erick] #228377 Jul 21, 7:02pm Jul 21, 7:02pm
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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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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: Chelica815] #228378 Jul 21, 8:13pm Jul 21, 8:13pm
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did mine like 2weeks ago i love them

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

Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: robare99] #228381 Jul 21, 10:05pm Jul 21, 10:05pm

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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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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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nail clippers worked fine...very easy too

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wow... you guys dont think too hard do you...

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i actualy like all the creative ALTERNATIVE idea people have posted... this thread is cool thumbsup


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Re: WTF! My new bulbs dont fit right [Re: isaac] #228386 Jul 27, 2:16pm Jul 27, 2:16pm
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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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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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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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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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