View Full Version : 99 Subaru Legacy front side light bulb, (want to check/make sure)

24-02-2012, 21:40
Hi Lads,
front side light bulb is gone on my legacy,
went about taking it out today and found
a double contact double film bulb, 12v 35w/5w in it :ponder:
It also had a cap on the top, looks like its to stop the heat from
comming out the top of the bulb :huh: see picture,
anyway is it the right one? & where can i get them? cant see them on ebay,
why is it double film?




24-02-2012, 22:08
Same as mine , swapped them for brake/tail lights ( still cant source proper ones ). Plenty of bright LED ones on EBAY. Just look up stop/tail light bulbs and match the connectors. If you can find originals, please let me know. Cheers.

Rob Spec C
24-02-2012, 22:33
Any motor factors will have standard replacements for a couple of euro, you don't need the white cap part of it, a standard bulb will do fine.

You can get led replacements on ebay but no matter what you do, they will appear blue inside the lamp. I had a set in mine and ended up going back to standard after the nct failed me on them.

24-02-2012, 23:11
:thumbsup: Agree with Sweetcakes....standard are cheap + will do the trick. Personally though, i'm going to try a set of these,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320704473282?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid= p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2597wt_783

I'm trying to match the brightness of the HID headlights :thumbsup:

24-02-2012, 23:38
Thanks for the replys lads,
yea i have some 21/5w here, why are they 21w & 5w
do they shine brighter when the headlights are on?
@ Blitzendave if i find originals ill let you know
would you let me know how you get on with the ones in the link please
@ sweetcakes I was reading one of the other threads in "what lights"
and the lads mention that they look blue,
anyhow i'll go ordinary stop and tail for now

Rob Spec C
24-02-2012, 23:45
The double filament is used when you turn on the indicator, the sidelight gets a little brighter :thumbsup:

24-02-2012, 23:48
Very good, I see

24-02-2012, 23:53
I dont think thats a cap mate, i think it just went like that when bulb filament blew.

24-02-2012, 23:59
Might look like that from the pic's
but its definitely a cap/coating of some kind.
Just me thinking but because the bulb is put in from the bottom and standing
up i was thinking the coating on the bulb was to stop the heat
from damaging the headlight?

25-02-2012, 00:04
Could be i suppose, maybe a manufacturer specific type thing, maybe a Jap bulb. :dontknow:

25-02-2012, 00:05
Not standard anyway as its 35/5w not 21/5w