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    Interior festoon bulbs - size for MK4?

    Anyone know offhand what size the interior festoon bulbs are in the MK4? Mines a 3dr hatch so there's one above the rear view mirror, one on each rear grab handle, one in the glovebox and one in the boot.

    I think they're 43mm but there are some good priced 39mm ones on eBay, would they fit OK?

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    The joy of search...39mm for rear grab handles, 42mm for reading light above mirror, think this is the same size for the glove box and boot light too.

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    slightly bigger or smaller will be fine - the contacts can be bent in and out
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    Hoped so! Cheers

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    get LEDs from ebay or something, much brighter.

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    Hmm, this was for LEDs though I didn't mention it!

    I'm led (pardon the pun!) to believe that you need a massive number of LEDs in the festoon to give as much light as the OEM bulb - something like 18 I think. How do the lower LED count festoons manage?

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    The LEDs I have are blue so I find it hard to compare with the white bulbs are far as brightness goes. The festoon I have has 10 LEDs in it.

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    eBay ones I'm looking at are 10 LED for 43mm and 8 for 39mm.

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    to be honest the size doesnt really matter aslong as its within like 36-42mm
    as the metal that holds the bulb in place bends...so u can adjust its size...well 4 the rear door handles anyway! my reading lights are 501 sidelights for some reason lol

    ive got 18led for each rear light and WOW! BRIGHT AS HELL!!!!

    had red orignally..but wosnt giving out enough light (looked gr8 tho)...so changed 2 blue only because of the light output

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    Someone else mentioned the bending - will see what the seller comes back with for joint postage, I see no reason to pay postage twice but hey, it's eBay! If I bend the metal mounts then I'll be as well to go for the 10-LED 42/3mm ones - I cheated for now and used some blue glass paint to tint the OEM bulbs, but they're so dim now they are useless! LEDs can't be any worse!

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