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Tail light bulb for 03 V11 LeMans - Philips 12499 P21/5W


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#1 rktman1

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:58 PM

OK, on my 03 V11 LeMans the taillight bulb has a filament burnt out. It is a Phillips 12499 P21/5W bulb. Do I have to go the dealer to get one of these or is there an equivalent bulb? Sorry, I tried to search the site but couldn't find (easily) another thread detailing this. I did see some mention of LL bulbs (long life) and also using grease to quell some of the vibration.

#2 rktman1

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:02 AM

I did find this on amazon: http://www.amazon.co...v...4415&sr=8-2

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:42 AM

Any corner Auto Parts will normally stock a correct replacement. :thumbsup:

Unless you're using dielectric grease on the contacts (not necessary in the slightest), DO NOT use general purpose lithium grease on any part of it.

#4 gstallons

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:52 AM

The bulb in my bike (if it is the combination tail/stop lamp) is the same as an 1157 bulb. I don't know if the Phillips is the same candlepower?
For the bulb, go to an automotive (NOT a chain store) parts supply store in your area. They have countermen that can help you. Most chain stores have former fast food workers.
Go to a store that sells boat trailers for the correct grease to fill the socket cavity when installing the bulb.

#5 rktman1

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:12 AM

Gotcha! Simple enough - auto parts store. Thanks - I was hoping it wasn't a dealer trip.

#6 rktman1

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:18 AM

Well, I haven't made it to a real auto parts store yet but I went ahead and ordered these from amazon.com:

Two GE bulbs for $6.00: http://www.amazon.co...v...4415&sr=8-2

They worked just fine. Of course, I don't know how they will stand up to the vibration.




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