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So my front corner parking bulb burned out recently and I did a quick search for info in Kelly's very good 'Adventures in R lighting" thread<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=40098" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=40098</A><br>Reference is made to the Philips Silvervision PY21W, my OM calls for the 7507A and both claim to use the BAU15s base. Armed with this info I order the Silvervisions from Powerbulbs and they arrive with the free set of W5W 'peanut' bulbs, I get home from work, rip open the package ready to replace the burned out bulb, very cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> ...NOT!<p>Turns out the PY21W and 750YA (single fialment w/offset base) are for the European market and my Candian R is actually fitted with the 1157A (dual filament non-offset base). DOH! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I have to give credit to Powerbulbs for having an accurate database, which I checked after the fact <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> But it's a real shame that the on-line and hardcopy OM that I have is NOT accurate<br><A HREF="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2006/2006_S60/06s60_12.htm#pg163" TARGET="_blank">http://apps.volvocars.us/owner...pg163</A> and neither is Sylvania.ca's fitment guide <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>This is what the 1157A looks like (take notice of the base):<br><IMG SRC="http://www.sylvaniaautocatalog.com/xenarc/xenarcfigs/fig21.gif" BORDER="0"><p>It looks like the 5watt W5W will work even in a few places (licence plate, side signal, etc) even though my OM calls for something different. So at least I get something for my $22.00<p>1157AST (Silvania's performance signal bulb) can be found on eBay so that'll be my solution.<p>Has anyone else had the same mix-up?<p>Lesson: Take out the burned bulb and read off the part number before ordering a replacement.<p>LTA<br>ps. My Silvervision PY21W's are available for free, anyone who wants them can just pay shipping.<p>
 

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what you can do is take out one of the side pins and it will also work.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RVD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what you can do is take out one of the side pins and it will also work. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks but that is not true.<p>The 1157A is a two filament bulb, serving two purposed and therefore has two contacts at the bottom of the base. One filament is 8 watts (for the parking light) and the other one is 21 watts (for the turn signal/indicator).<p>Additionlally, modding a PY21W to fit, with it's single conductor base, would probably short the two contacts together at the bottom of the base for the 1157A, who knows what problame that might cause.<p>LTA<br>
 

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The PY21W is for the back signal lamp on my 04 S60R you can make use of them there if yours are the same..it's true the front is different.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pafox</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The PY21W is for the back signal lamp on my 04 S60R you can make use of them there if yours are the same..it's true the front is different.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for that tip. I also just realized that I can use 'em for my XC90 rear turn signals <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LTA<br>
 
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