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GTS02
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GTS02 Sep 5, 5:26pm - #267038 

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ECELICA STORE BULBS DIDNT FIT

I ordered the bulbs to replace my blinkers and when i went to install them they didnt fit the slots the light go into. THe plastic insert that the power chord goes into has two slots for litte nubbins on the side of the bulb to lock into place with. The slots on the light are about 120 degrees apart and the ones on the bulb i ordered where 180 degrees across from eachother so they wouldt go in.

I konw this is confusing unless it has happened to you, but i needed to vent
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VSGTS14 Sep 5, 5:29pm - #267039 

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you have to shave one of the nubs on the bulb down...i had to do that with my PIAA's cause Toyota has some weird bulbs.

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CaLiGTS Sep 5, 5:31pm - #267040 

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CelicaRacer05 Sep 5, 5:47pm - #267041 

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GTS02, isnt there an topic when you buy the bulbs that says they fit, they just need adjustment, oh ya, check the installs section, i looked at that before i buy anything just to make sure what im buying will fit
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robare99 Sep 5, 5:55pm - #267042 

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If you don't want to sand down the nub, put them in like this. Put in the first nub holding the bulb at about a 45 degree angle to the holder, then twist it and the other one should slip into place.
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Erick Sep 5, 5:58pm - #267043 

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or i heard some people used nail clippers to clip them off

i used a file thumbsup

also its NOT just ecelica store MTECH bulbs that don't fit right its also "Silverstar" ones also that you have to do that mod to happywink

theres an install guide here somewhere but i can't find it =P just file one of the ends off andyour set thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 5, 6:05pm - #267044 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
you have to shave one of the nubs on the bulb down...i had to do that with my PIAA's cause Toyota has some weird bulbs.


Yah, I had to do that with some ultra bright white bulbs I bought from Canadian Tire.
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cycocelica Sep 5, 6:11pm - #267045 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
you have to shave one of the nubs on the bulb down...i had to do that with my PIAA's cause Toyota has some weird bulbs.


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VSGTS14 Sep 5, 6:45pm - #267046 

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just use sandpaper..i did and it came out perfect thumbsup

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Sultan Sep 5, 7:04pm - #267047 

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nail clippers are easiest imo...
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VSGTS14 Sep 5, 7:05pm - #267048 

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or that spineyes
i didn't know they were strong enough to clip a metal nub?

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isaac Sep 5, 8:27pm - #267049 
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
GTS02, isnt there an topic when you buy the bulbs that says they fit, they just need adjustment, oh ya, check the installs section, i looked at that before i buy anything just to make sure what im buying will fit



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DJ_Curtiz Sep 5, 9:57pm - #267050 
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xXMaGNuSXx Sep 5, 10:20pm - #267051 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
nail clippers are easiest imo...


that's what i used. small wire cutters will work too.
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