Did you get the 36mm in the original link?
I posted in the other lighting thread (http://www.ghibliforum.com/forum/electronics-audio-lighting/10985-rear-plate-light-10.html) that some clips from factory appear to be looser than other and would benefit from the tighter fit a 38mm bulb would give. The looser contact point seems to cause just enough power disruption to throw codes at times. Those that have swapped out to the larger units haven't had any issues afterwards. Shoot an email to [email protected] to get an exchange.
These plastic clips are super fragile. I didn´t even manage to get the lights out of the door after I already broke one clip and knew that I had to act very carfully! I got the replacements from the dealer, you guessed it. But, they are surprisingly cheap. If I remember right, I only payed about 50 Euros for all 4 replacement lights. By the way: I changed the lights in summer. So low temperature is not responsible for the fragility. I guess the lights were just not designed to be removed after they have been installed....however, I managed to break the plastic clips on three of the four door pieces. Anyone have any idea where I could get replacements? I'm assuming the response will be the dealer. Guess I couldn't figure how to pry them loose? Or the weather was pretty cold and they snapped due to the temp.
Yeah, I got about as far as you did. Looked like it's an integrated unit that can't be easily swapped. Not too hard to do something custom. Just need to cut/desolder the wires and splice in an alternative LED unit. Not plug and play, but can be done. Didn't want to hack up my car till if/when I decide to purchase after lease is up.Axnwhip,
Have you had any luck with the footwell lights? Those seem to be the only ones this thread hasn't covered yet. I also took some pics once I removed the panel in case they would help. Thanks!
Hard to get a pic of it, but the screw extender doesn't stick through the cutout, it's buried inside . My advise is to stick your hand in blind and try to work it past the cables in the direction of the back of the taillights. You can see in step 5 where the screw should be on the top end of the housing so aim for behind that. Feel around till you feel the extender. Either that or crawl inside the trunk with a flashlight so you can see from a better angle.can you please expand on step 4? I tried removing the tail light but i don't see screw extender stick through the cutout. I would really appreciate if you can take a snap of it ... thank you
I guess time will tell..FYI, those are basic canbus LEDs with just resistors slapped on and no other chip components and the wedge are old outdated 5050 design model. Will still work, but won't be as durable and 5050 chipset have been known to flicker easily over time.