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Globes - cheaper alternative?

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by FadeToBlack, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. FadeToBlack

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    I had to buy some replacement globes for my Vx the other day, so I went down to Holden spare parts, and this is how much it cost:

    Climate control, about $8.50 each

    Middle trip computer screen, $15

    The two from the climate control were normal globes, and I think the trip computer screen may have been an LED, is it possible to just buy the globes and replace them in the holder? There is no way i'm paying that much again.
     
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    yes u can go down 2 ur dick smith or jaycar (more so) and buy some bezels that will wire into the globe holders. Then slip on the green covers

    The better alternative again is the LED conversion.
     
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    LED conversion sounds good, got a link?
     
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    looks great fellas..i tried the blue condom on my globes..but no good at all..does anyone have a pic with the back of the cluster finished??to show us where they soldered it and the resistor on to the dash?? cheers.
     
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    how about just suck it up and pay the price for them?
     
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    On a practical note, how often do you need to change them? $8.50 every 10 years ain't that bad in the scheme of things...
     
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    Yeah you can do that mate, go pay $15 for an LED that costs 10cents.
     
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    but like juzo said, after 8 years or so if your paying $10 globe is it really a big problem? If it is then i suggest selling your car and riding the ****ing bus to the retard factory
     
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    buy the right size leds off ebay and fit them you can get them in all the sizes needed
     
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    It's probably bit above your level of comprehension to realise you could simply buy some cheaper replacement globes in the same time it would take you to go down to holden spare parts. I've had the car for just over a year, and 4 globes have gone out.

    Haha just saw your selling a vt for 9 grand.. no wonder you don't mind paying through the roof.
     
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    actually yes they r they dont have the tolerance 2 bumps n knocks like LEDs, they blow very easy, ud b very lucky 2 get a globe 2 last 8 years let alone a couple. Also LEDs use less power and generate less heat and more light so y not go LEDs?

    The only advantage globes have over LEDs is that they have a better light spread where as LEDs have more of a forward projection so more LEDs r needed 2 get the same result.
     
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    If your bulbs are blowing that often it sounds like you have some other problem. They shouldn't be dying that quickly.

    Nothing wrong with LEDs if they are done right (directional light and all that) but in my experience instrument bulbs last a bloody long time, so paying bit over knowing they will work and fit without hassles is fine in my book.
     
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    Thats the thing most of the time there is no problem Globes simply dont like bumps, vibrations or knocks so they blow very easy.
     
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    Also the globe in my power button next to the shifter blew.. holden spare parts guy told me I have to buy a whole new button.. I told him the globe comes out just like the others but he said "No, it may look like that, but it doesn't, you need a whole new button". Of course the globe did come straight out.. just couldn't find another one the same size..
     
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    Hes right ina way they only sell them as a whole (switch) same with rear elec window switches but ur right they do come out. The same globe that fits into ur power, hazzard, fog, dome, LPG switches r all the same but u can easily replace them with bezels.
     
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    Hey, should the power button on my vs have a light in it ? If so its been blown for so long i never new it had a globe !!
     
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    Not my problem if your piece of **** vx is blowing globes all the time. my vt hasnt blown a globe yet. Perhaps you just dont have a clue and bought a clapped out car.

    LOL, ill send u a PM when i sell my VT for 9000 without any problems clown.
     
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    LOL wats with the attitude man?? ud b supprised how many VN-VZ's that i work on (perticually the VT/VX's) that r blown just coz u havent blown a globe doesnt mean the globes rnt sensitive.
     
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    This other 'guy' seems to know all about buying globes cheaper so why has he made a thread about it?
     

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