How to change an MGTF sidelight bulb.

8 years 5 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #57127 by Leigh Ping
Because of the MGTF cars' low profile, I almost always have my sidelights on when driving. I believe it's safer that way when driving mainly in the city. I decided to freshen up the tired old yellow sidelights bulbs with these -

Specification:
7 LED White Xenon Car Side Lights Bulbs 501/T10/W5W
Dimensions: 22mm (L)* 10mm(Plug)*12mm(Dia)
Light Source: 7 LED
Colour: Cool Xenon White Look
Standard: 12V DC
Each bulb has 7 LEDs


They only took one day to arrive after purchasing. Click here.




When you've finished, they should look something like this -



The old yellow sidelights and how to replace them.










































You can see the old and new sidelights operating during daytime running and in darkness in the video below.





PeteTF160 'Pete's car'.



Dipped headlights on -



'CJJ' Clives' car.



Twilight and darkness pics of my car.











Headlights on -



They look great with xenon headlight bulbs.



That's a lot of light for such a little bulb!

I emailed the seller with a link to the how to guide a few days ago and they were quite enthused by it. Since then they've dropped the price of the bulbs by 70p to £3.29 for a pair. That's about 18% off for T-Bar members (and the rest of the world). :)

No doubt you can get them cheaper from Hong Kong, but it will take two months to get here. At least they should be here for winter, if you do it that way. I did notice a lot of big posh Audi drivers, with their lovely led lights, eyeballing my little MG lights as I drove to work in Brum through the week. Jealous buggers. :lol:


Tail light upgraded bulbs guide here.
Xenon 'HID' Conversion discussion here.
Sidelight Bulb Changing Guide number 1 by Sanchez. - MGF Sidelight change and upgrade guide 1 - LED x 7.
Sidelight Bulb Changing Guide number 2 by 'Blow in' Richard. - MGF Sidelight change and upgrade guide 2 - LED x 4.

'The job's a good un.' :broon:
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8 years 5 months ago #57131 by petetf160
Certainly stand out more, thanks for the How to, think I'll have a bash and put some in.

Have to have a look and see what I have got!!!

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8 years 5 months ago #57139 by s66prm
Brilliant, thanks for this! I have the same bulbs and at a glance in the rain last night couldn't work a way into the lights.

---MGTF135, XPG...MADE IN BRITAIN---
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8 years 5 months ago #57140 by bensewell
Ordered some jobs a gud un

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8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #57384 by Leigh Ping

s66prm wrote: Brilliant, thanks for this! I have the same bulbs and at a glance in the rain last night couldn't work a way into the lights.

Glad to be of service. It's what the T-Bar is all about. :broon:

I've added a 'sidelight daytime running' video at the foot of the how to guide above. I'll add another showing them in twilight next week, as they're not too clearly apparrent in broad daylight. But you'll get the picture that they are much better than they were previously.

If the roof's up, it's the wife driving. :lol:

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8 years 5 months ago #57414 by tui
I will be doing this on Penelope at some point soon.. Thanks for the How To!


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8 years 5 months ago #57419 by Softly~Softly
Are they the same bulbs for the F Leigh :-?

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8 years 5 months ago #57475 by tui

Softly~Softly wrote: Are they the same bulbs for the F Leigh :-?


Bulbs the same Jan :yesnod:


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8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #57533 by Leigh Ping
MGTF and MGF Bulb list by Clive. A lot of my guides are simply trying to upgrade or update some of the more simple, but excellent, guides done in the past. They really are a superb asset and I give thanks that all the hard ones have been done already. :lol:

Anyway, there are links to the bulbs within that link above. You would need to check the number of the bulb ie; the sidelight bulb is a 501 and then click the link to the ebay outlet in my post for whichever bulb you needed. Don't forget to check the measurements of the newer LED bulbs because they do some weird and wonderful things with them. Link below.

Weird and wonderful bulbs.

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8 years 4 months ago #58136 by petetf160
Just fitted my new side light bulbs, see what you mean by small fingers, had to get the wife to pull the bulb out.

Do look better and whiter.

Waiting for my up graded dipped bulbs now.

Thanks for the, "how to"!!

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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #58138 by Softly~Softly
Mine are on my pile of "BBQ To Do" :whistle:



Clive I got the ones Leigh put a link too :-?

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8 years 4 months ago #58145 by yellapop
great how to and pics!! thanks!
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