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Old 18-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #21
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Well you walk into your local store... Ask for a W5W they won't really know what that is... Ask for a T10 they know exactly what it is!
They should know what W5W is... But most don't.

Same goes for BAY15D and BAY15S.

It's just the more store friendly term
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Old 18-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #22
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would they know what a "2825" is? that's the Osram # for W5Ws
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Old 18-07-2012, 05:22 PM   #23
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Lol most definitely not!!
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Old 18-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #24
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All the packaging I have for my blubs has BAY15 etc on it. I keep the old one in the package for easy identification when required to buy again.

the 5 watt filiment always dies every 18 months on my tail lights. cos i drive everywhere day and night is the lighting on. some where between 400 and 800 hours of usage.

i've got a big pile of globe in the garage. there are some W5W T10s in there that flash 5 different colours like xmas tree lights. maccas cred bling right there. lol
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Old 18-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #25
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why do you drive with the lights on during the day? it wastes more fuel and has no appreciable improvement in safety (US studies on DRL show inconclusive results, meaning it's neither good or bad to have DRLs... and US driving style and climate is comparable to Australia's)
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Old 18-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #26
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cos i can, have forever. i see no change in fuel usage on or off, still get 7.2L/100km or 32.7 mile to the gallon in dinosaur talk. dunno about US studies, but look at eastern Canada, everyone does the same thing for some reason. habit i guess.
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Old 18-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #27
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So why don't you go for some good brand SMD or LED globes??
Especially if you are eating through that many
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Old 18-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #28
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yeah good call. i have been flicking though fleabay at various types. the front is all led + hid. the rear i haven't decided on. been eyeing some 36/64 LED/SMD versions. dunno what is best to be honest. too bight/too dim etc?

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Old 19-07-2012, 01:56 AM   #29
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cos i can, have forever. i see no change in fuel usage on or off, still get 7.2L/100km or 32.7 mile to the gallon in dinosaur talk. dunno about US studies, but look at eastern Canada, everyone does the same thing for some reason. habit i guess.
DRLs are required by law in canada, and half the country (eastern canada does not count) has limited sunlight for more than half a year, it's beneficial to them as much as scandinavians do... the ones in very northern latitudes in other words

the US and Australia however have many many hours of sunlight per day, per year, that's why it's useless/wasteful to have DRLs in these countries, that's why the US studies have been inconclusive

when looking at studies from a different country when one isn't available from your own, it's always a good idea to look for one from a country that has a comparable climate, comparable road system and driving style... the US is pretty close (yeah, Australia is hotter, so what?)... European or Canadian studies won't do for that reason, definitely not for Japanese either... other countries? which countries are highly industrialised with their own automotive industries to conduct their own studies? Not any outside of those regions I mentioned
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Old 19-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #30
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yeah good call. i have been flicking though fleabay at various types. the front is all led + hid. the rear i haven't decided on. been eyeing some 36/64 LED/SMD versions. dunno what is best to be honest. too bight/too dim etc?
Andrew/ HAIGHIE is using these;

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=ZD0365

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=ZD0367

Think they are pretty bright... Not to bright tho
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Old 19-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #31
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I'm making a list of bulbs for BA 323s.

I'll post when I'm done - this thread should also be made a sticky when the information is complete.
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Old 19-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #32
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Mabey just post in this thread? And I will edit my original post to add your information. And make my layout better... All done from an iPhone

Only because this thread has already been stickied
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Old 19-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #33
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Ah, didn't realise it already had been. I was gonna post it in here
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ba is all the same except the dash and headlight globes.
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Old 19-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #35
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ba is all the same except the dash and headlight globes.
Was under the impression that the license plate lights and partners different too!
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Old 19-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #36
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Was under the impression that the license plate lights and partners different too!
From a vague memory you're right....assuming you mean parkers.
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Old 19-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #37
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From a vague memory you're right....assuming you mean parkers.
Yes I did. On my phone ATM. I wish this site was Tapatalk compatible!

I'll upload the list tomorrow when I've got a computer near me!
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Old 20-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #38
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Here is a list of the bulbs that I've dug up from my research last night.

Also need to list fog light bulbs.


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Old 23-07-2012, 06:26 PM   #39
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Post above updated with extra details on headlights, and the bulb type on the parcel tray.
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Old 23-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #40
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Rear reverse is not T10 in ba hatches.
The change in headlights is a date of manufacter thing. Which was two month before series three came out. Or they have just been replaced with the early ones cos the are a third of the price of the late ones. The are only referred to series three lights. Same as the change in Mazda symbols in 97.

If you wanna know what the BA have, just look in the back of the user manual. Both the hatch and hardtop share the same booklet. It is all there in text.

The fog lights are H3, as per the user manual.

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