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[HOW TO] Change bulbs on Multi-function Display Unit
#51
changed bulbs still the same awaiting second hand display hope will sort problem out
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#52
Thanks so much for the great instructions! Saved me lots of time

One additional piece of information that may be useful is that I found is that these bulbs actually pull out of the sockets and just the glass ampoule needs replacing. Local autoparts store told me this, and sold me Lucas brand replacement ones for 83p each.

Merry Xmas

Jonathan
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#53
Thanks for this advice, did mine today, easy peasy, thank you so much. Two minor caveats. 1) I dropped one of the clips from the surround into an inaccessible niche, perhaps arm yourself with one of those long grabber things, from Poundland, before having a first go? 2) I bought the common 1.2W capless bulblets, they are a bit bright, maybe worth finding the proper 0.4W ones, if this will annoy you?
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#54
Where can you get the 0.4 watt bulbs,
the only ones I can find are 509t bulbs 1.2 watt,
is there any problems fitting a higher wattage bulb,like more heat as they are 3 times more watts?
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#55
I found the bulbs on auto bulbs direct 509t 12v 0.4 watt,
I spoke to auto electrician, who advised fitting 1.2 watt bulb would be 3 times more consumption, therefore could cause damage to internals.
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#56
Anyone bought / replaced their MFD bulbs recently, if so, do you know what the bulb rating is?
I have an MFD with no working bulbs so bought some 12v 0.4w bulbs as I recall that's what they were in the original MFD that I had and also as posted here.
They arrived today but are really dim and don't do much if anything in the display. There was one bulb working before I started messing around but nothing written on it, I measured the resistance and according to some Ohm's law calculators, it was probably 1.2w before it broke!
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#57
Yes I seem to recall 1.2w bulbs so I think your calculations are spot on.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#58
Just had a go at this myself, as previously mentioned the led is leaving a round dot as they are a bit bright. Will probably have a look for some replacement bulbs at some point but for now it's good to have the display back.
Also lost a few of the trim clips when removing the main cover, hopefully they will shake their way down to the footwells at some point, ha!


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