10 X 501 Sidelight Car Bulbs + Free Delivery at Amazon and sold by Motionperformance. 77p
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10 X 501 Sidelight Car Bulbs + Free Delivery at Amazon and sold by Motionperformance. 77p

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Found 16th Sep 2016Made hot 26th Sep 2016
Pretty good price for a very commonly used bulb. Who can argue with 7.7p/bulb?

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Very good deal for those of us who actually use our indicators.

thought these are sidelights not indicators

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whatsnew007

thought these are sidelights not indicators



Commonly used for both

whatsnew007

thought these are sidelights not indicators


They're often used in amber-lensed side repeaters on the front wing (rather than in the main indicators, though some vehicles might use them for that too). Also used for some interior lights and the numberplate lights.

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think my reverse light has this bulb.

Thanks OP - these fit my number plate lights

eye level brake lights honda civic same fit

Very cheap. This type of capless bulb is kind of terrible though. They will go black after just a few uses and 501s tend to last only a short time anyway. For these reasons I switch most cars that use this type to decent LED versions. They are more expensive than this but good ones you fit and forget, properly white and probably last the rest of the life of the car.

vulcanproject

Very cheap. This type of capless bulb is kind of terrible though. They … Very cheap. This type of capless bulb is kind of terrible though. They will go black after just a few uses and 501s tend to last only a short time anyway. For these reasons I switch most cars that use this type to decent LED versions. They are more expensive than this but good ones you fit and forget, properly white and probably last the rest of the life of the car.


Hi,
care to share the name/type you could recommend? I just have to replace one of my numberplate lights (W5W) and one front parking lights (same).
I don't really feel I like buying "top brands" for £12+/pair (while I usually pay premium for brighter low beam lights I'm kind of appalled by the fact they last 3-4 months only) - thankfully those two W5W uses don't need to be super bight, but my side indicators will wear out eventually, so it would be nice to have something recommended.

TA

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sofiasar

think my reverse light has this bulb.



​actually mine was 921 so ended up buying it from eurocarparts £2

core

Hi,care to share the name/type you could recommend? I just have to … Hi,care to share the name/type you could recommend? I just have to replace one of my numberplate lights (W5W) and one front parking lights (same).I don't really feel I like buying "top brands" for £12+/pair (while I usually pay premium for brighter low beam lights I'm kind of appalled by the fact they last 3-4 months only) - thankfully those two W5W uses don't need to be super bight, but my side indicators will wear out eventually, so it would be nice to have something recommended.TA



One downside can be if you get ones made to not show up as missing bulbs (if you have a modern car).
They put resistors in which makes the led bulb use more power / get hot which in turn makes the leds fail.




Edited by: "Mikiex" 26th Sep 2016

Thanx OP, always handy to have some around, at that price rude not to.

vulcanproject

Very cheap. This type of capless bulb is kind of terrible though. They … Very cheap. This type of capless bulb is kind of terrible though. They will go black after just a few uses and 501s tend to last only a short time anyway. For these reasons I switch most cars that use this type to decent LED versions. They are more expensive than this but good ones you fit and forget, properly white and probably last the rest of the life of the car.



You know i actually bought these specific bulbs from this seller a few months ago. I am still on the original 2 i fitted as sidelights on my motorcycle that i use every day (unless it's really raining in which case i chicken out and drive the car).

So no in my experience using these bulbs they don't blacken after a few uses.
Edited by: "dfaz" 26th Sep 2016

core

Hi,care to share the name/type you could recommend? I just have to … Hi,care to share the name/type you could recommend? I just have to replace one of my numberplate lights (W5W) and one front parking lights (same).I don't really feel I like buying "top brands" for £12+/pair (while I usually pay premium for brighter low beam lights I'm kind of appalled by the fact they last 3-4 months only) - thankfully those two W5W uses don't need to be super bight, but my side indicators will wear out eventually, so it would be nice to have something recommended.TA



These bulbs don't least long and can often take a bit of faffing about to change so I'd recommend osram one's, about 1£ each.

I really don't think or know if i need these....ordered!!! oO

one of my side lights just went out the other day so good timing gotta try these ones for so little outlay good find op

Mikiex

One downside can be if you get ones made to not show up as missing bulbs … One downside can be if you get ones made to not show up as missing bulbs (if you have a modern car).They put resistors in which makes the led bulb use more power / get hot which in turn makes the leds fail.



Thank you, much appreciated comment - my car does detect _some_ failed bulbs (i.e. low beam) but ignores the smaller ones (like parking or number plate).

This is actually about the right price for unbranded versions - a quick search on eBay brings these up at between £1 and £1.50 for 10 off. I've got through so many of these cheaper ones that I now use either Ring or Osram - they're certainly longer lasting.
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