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higher wattage bulb ok?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by eg6sir, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    well, my roommate has a 2010 VW CC R-Line .. he's wanting to get rid of the amber rear signals and go with some red ones.. problem is, cant find any 5009 or 7507 red bulbs that arent LED .. found some 1156 red ones but the wattage is 27w vs 12w stock bulbs ... is this a big enough difference to cause heat/melting problems?

    or is he better off just ordering some red bulb caps/covers?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i would not do anything to piss off the wiring system in a VW
    ever.
     
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    reading up.. chrome/red are more pink than red... probably get the slip over bulb covers from pepboys.. red over amber should be plenty red
     
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    for what its worth, the wifes RSX has red tint film over the amber part of the lenses where the turn signals are, and signals flash 100% red day or night.
     
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    it'd be pretty hard to get to that to tint it

    here is what the tails look like, except he has his smoked
    [​IMG]
     
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    I accidentally a single filament bulb in my brake light in my S4 and I blew three fuses :facepalm:
     
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    Lol... moody VWs
     
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    My 74 super beetle had some tempermental electrical issues. I guess vws have always had them.
     
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    we noticed half his brake like was out.. went to change the bulb and the socket for the bulb melted the bulb in place.. gotta replace the whole bulb holder.. guessing someone put the wrong wattage bulb in there and it got too hot
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Why not LED? Get the good ones:

    BAU15S LED Brake Light, Turn Light and Tail Light Bulbs | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs

    [​IMG]
     
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    If there were an error free led he might... but without putting a resistor or new flash relay it would cause hyper blinking
     
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    New flasher is like $20... and some of the newer higher end LED replacements come with resistor packs in them already.
     
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