I thought I'd do a list of the various light bulbs that are fitted to our cars. They're standard bulbs some of which are still used in more modern cars and the list will be useful for those who wish to fit LED bulbs. In fact, this has stemmed from my ongoing LED conversion on my Astra.
Anyway, without any further ado...
Reverse/indicator/fog light - 382/BA15S/1156
Stop/tail - 380
Boot lamp, instrument illumination & the warning lights on the flat dash cars - 987/E10
Headlight (replacable bulb type) - 410/411/P45T
Bulbs for the halogen conversions - H4 (outer)/H1 (inner)
Sidelight - 989/233
Number plate (later type) - 233/BA9S
Hazard switch (later push/pull type), brake warning light, clock illumination & possibly the early type heated rear window switch illumination - 281
Interior light (42mm festoon) - 254
sell decent quality LED bulbs. I bought some for my Astra
Autobox selector illumination - 256
Number plate light (early type) - 207
Seatbelt warning light - 286/T5
sell these in LED
Number plate light (Toledo) - 501/T10
sell these in LED. I've got some for the sidelights on my Astra (they're the same bulbs)
Warning light cluster (curved dash cars) - 280/E5/502288
Fog lamp switch illumination - 283
Cig lighter illumination - 643
The list is incomplete so if anybody can fill in the gaps or there are any errors please feel free to reply and I'll amend the list. These bulbs should be still easily available in incandescant form from most decent motor factors.
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