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Proof that the incoming lights can be swapped out. Anybody know how this person got it done and what bulb to use? <p><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/54/53485/148107/148107-1420246.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: it can be done! (Vash13)

I've had my mirrors apart before...It isn't too hard to get to that light. I can't remember the bulb type though, but it was small. I want to say w5w or something like that, but I'm sure I am wrong...
 

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I think people have tried to swap them out but they said that it kept on strobbing on them or something like that.
 

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Re: it can be done! (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've had my mirrors apart before...It isn't too hard to get to that light. I can't remember the bulb type though, but it was small. I want to say w5w or something like that, but I'm sure I am wrong...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>how do you get to it? I have been wondering the same thing, everytime i go to take the mirror cover off i think i am gonna break it. sorry for any misspellings its been a long night <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Vash13)

Oh. Well, I think those people were trying to do LEDs and not just white or blue bulbs...
 

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Re: it can be done! (Jonsi Jonsi S40)

It really isn't too bad. The manner of taking off the cap is a little different between the newer and older style mirrors. The new caps pop off pretty easily if you pry from right around the turn signal area. I think it is relatively the same for the old ones. Let me grab my old one off my dresser and take it apart. Just a sec...
 

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It looks like they used LEDS for it. I tried just using aftermarket white/blue bulb for the license plate and it was a bad idea. They melt the connectors a bit and it also was that bright.
 

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the regular bulbs with the blue tinting on the glass look like poo. I tried those, then just gave in to LED's. Much improved and much more real looking, the fake bulbs look to rice.
 

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The mirror cap pops off by prying under the cap around the turn signal (don't use a sharp object). Once that is off you need to get the turn signal housing to pop up and out, not too hard to do. After that you just pry the bottom plastic piece off the mirror body, it has to go a certain way to get it to come off. You'll understand when you look at it.<br>The bulb says W5W4Q on it, so I was right, it is a W5W. Hope this helps.
 

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No problem. It isn't too hard to do, just don't go crazy on the mirror and you should be fine. <br>My new mirrors (07) don't have the puddle light for some reason...Never really used it but I was kinda bummed when I saw that. Oh well. You guys have a good night, I have to get up early. Peace.
 

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There is also instructions in the stickied thread on how to take out the caps as well. W5W for the bulbs thanks.. but I want LED ones and they will probably strobe =(.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There is also instructions in the stickied thread on how to take out the caps as well. W5W for the bulbs thanks.. but I want LED ones and they will probably strobe =(. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Which stickied thread are you referring to? I don't see one...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1SOUL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I used W5W LEDs and it strobed. I really want to know what people are using to have it not strobe...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Filter capacitor with a low pass filter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Filter capacitor with a low pass filter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you get these premade?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Can you get these premade?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Um, not sure. But its nothing big. You could probably stop by RatShack and get a capacitor and a filter and wire it up. No biggie.
 

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Not really a electronics guy here. What filter is needed and the type of capacitor? Do you think it will all fit in the mirror?
 
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