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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Bulbs for behind clock / No backlight Reply with quote

I was faffing about with my clock because the light in the clock indicating the headlamps are on full has never worked. Side lights one does, but on the next turn for full lights nothing shows up.

Anyway, bought a bulb from the OPC and it was the wrong size, tried swapping a few of the other bulbs around and no joy, just the same.

Only I'm now wishing I hadn't bothered as the back light for the clock no longer works!

Anyone had a similar problem? And does anyoe know where I can get a handful of both types of bulbs that fit in there for a reasonable price?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is never on when the headlamps are on. I only have the sidelights show up with green lamp, but on dipped headlights it goes off nothing else comes on. I've always assumed it should be like that
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RobIpswichUK
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This seems to imply there isn;t one

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=956713

Plus an image from ToreB's site.


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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rob, who'd of thought that? Germans too!

So by faffing, for nothing, I have a clock that no longer illuminates.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobIpswichUK wrote:
Mine is never on when the headlamps are on. I only have the sidelights show up with green lamp, but on dipped headlights it goes off nothing else comes on. I've always assumed it should be like that


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mashby
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the instrument back light bulbs they should be BX8.4D fitment 1.5w
I purchased a few from Direct shopping 4U https://www.directshopping4u.com/product-category/12-volt
They only seem to have 1.2w currently though but it looks like you can get them on Ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-Osram-2452MFX6-12v-1-5w-BX-8-4-D-instrument-Lighting-Dashboard-Interior-Bulb-/322868855523
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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mashby wrote:
For the instrument back light bulbs they should be BX8.4D fitment 1.5w
I purchased a few from Direct shopping 4U https://www.directshopping4u.com/product-category/12-volt
They only seem to have 1.2w currently though but it looks like you can get them on Ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-Osram-2452MFX6-12v-1-5w-BX-8-4-D-instrument-Lighting-Dashboard-Interior-Bulb-/322868855523


Thank you. Have ordered 10 and will have a play around and see if any of them make the clock back light come back on thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am happy that my picture could be at help.

You are right, the green park light indicator goes off when turning on the headlights. As you probably notice, there's another green indicator light, similar to the turn signal indicators in the tachometer. This lamp is not used in Porsche cars.
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