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    BULB REPLACEMENT G4

    can i use a G4 12v halogen bulb for interior footwell lighting? (replacing the original 5w 501 bulb?)

    REASON FOR THIS IS 5W 501 NOT VERY BRIGHT

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    For one it wont fit, you'll need to modify the fitting, and two the wattage is much higher (typically 20w) so it will be much hotter and could set fire to the interior.

    You could get an led replacement kit http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/product_i...oducts_id=1330

    Also, why would you want your footwell to be better lit?
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    THE G4 IS 1O W AND THE 501 IS 5W.
    With the 501 you cant even tell there's footwell lighting fitted.

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    You need to check the fuse rating on the circuit. If you put 10W in series with the interior light you are increasing the current draw on the circuit and if the fuse isn't rated for the load it will blow
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