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Old 18th June 2009, 11:06   #1
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Default Replacement of Interior light bulb in WagonR.

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The interior light(stock one near the rear view mirror) in my WagonR Lxi is very dim and would like to replace with a brighter light bulb. Please suggest me a good white light bulb which would hold good. Also i would like to add a dicky light, any suggestions where i can install it?


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Old 18th June 2009, 11:33   #2
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Hey you get a ready made LED bar which has a connection to fit inside the stock holder of the interior light. Check with an car accessory shop
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...leds-ikon.html
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Old 18th June 2009, 15:16   #4
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Thanks greenhorn for pointing to this thread. So, after reading the whole thread, i'm confused
I would like to have a 9 LED setup for the dome light. Whats the setup diagram should i make?(sorry as i'm 0% on these stuff). How many resistors and what resister values should i buy?

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Old 18th June 2009, 15:34   #5
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Why not buy it instead ? Might not be cheaper but will surely save you time.
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Don't all MUL vehicles come with a higher wattage bulb? I think it is 8W not where as the older models had 5W bulbs.
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Arpan, does such a thing exist for Alto too?
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Techno, the readymade LED setups would be generic, i suppose. It should cost you in teh range of Rs.300/- or so, of not more. Do ask around some of the car accessory shops in your area.

Needless to say, the DIY part of it makes it a whole new experience of seeing the light.
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Thanks Benny, but I am really not the DIY types (except for washing the car & waxing it sometimes).

Btw would the LEDs be much brighter than stock light or only marginally? Anyways the light in front row is fine its the rear row where I find the light inadequate, may be a 2nd light at back?
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Techno, for the rear, you can get these LED light setups which run off a battery, and which are activated by a click button. Use double sided tape on them, and they can be stuck at any position in the car - the roof, C pillar, etc. That should cover the lack of light at the rear. I believe Vidyut got himself two of those.

Here in Bangalore, they are available at Home Town stores.
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The lighting is woefully inadequate for the Alto in the back. Just like Techno, I don't mind getting an extra set of lights for the back row.

This may be OT, but I recently bought a small LED light with 3 bulbs from Spar, use it as a light inside my glovebox. Lights up the small area brilliantly and looks cool. Once at a traffic jam a guy in a Fabia who was busy looking at my co passenger rummage thru the glovebox for some gum asked if the bright light was standard fitment for an Alto
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Thanks Benny, but I am really not the DIY types (except for washing the car & waxing it sometimes).

Btw would the LEDs be much brighter than stock light or only marginally? Anyways the light in front row is fine its the rear row where I find the light inadequate, may be a 2nd light at back?
The Wagon R Vxi has a light in the rear as well.
At least my 2004 Model does.

Why not something like
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you can get these LED light setups which run off a battery, and which are activated by a click button.
We posted within seconds of each other. Are we both referring to the same thing?
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Yeah I have seen the ones at Home Town Stores & now that you have mentioned, I may pick one of those

@bblost- Where is this 2nd light located? I know about reading lamps but thats not what I am looking for.
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Yeah I have seen the ones at Home Town Stores & now that you have mentioned, I may pick one of those

@bblost- Where is this 2nd light located? I know about reading lamps but thats not what I am looking for.
Right in the middle of the rear door.
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