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Sep 5, 10:26am - #267038 
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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Sep 5, 10:29am - #267039 
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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Sep 5, 10:31am - #267040 
this is true ^^


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Sep 5, 10:47am - #267041 
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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Sep 5, 10:55am - #267042 
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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Sep 5, 10:58am - #267043 
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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Sep 5, 11:05am - #267044 
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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Sep 5, 11:11am - #267045 
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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Sep 5, 11:45am - #267046 
just use sandpaper..i did and it came out perfect thumbsup


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Sep 5, 12:04pm - #267047 
nail clippers are easiest imo...

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Sep 5, 12:05pm - #267048 
or that spineyes
i didn't know they were strong enough to clip a metal nub?


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Sep 5, 1:27pm - #267049 
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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Sep 5, 2:57pm - #267050 
NOOB's THAT COMPLAIN idunnosheesh laughsilly


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Sep 5, 3:20pm - #267051 
Originally Posted by Sultan
nail clippers are easiest imo...


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

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