which light bulbs ?

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  1. Voyager

    Voyager Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    hello
    my 2001 eclass estate (s210) has a rear break bulb holder that needs to the two little side pins on the bulb to be at 5'oclock - the bulbs i can buy on line or at halfords are at 6'oclock and therefore will not fit. Am i missing something here ??

    thanks:crazy:
     
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    Twin filament (1 for side light, 1 for brake light) rear bulbs always have offset pins otherwise the bulb could be inserted incorrectly and the wrong filament would illuminate.

    These bulbs types are widely available.
     
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    I think the o/p is looking for single filament bulbs. The no 382 bulb has the pins diametrically opposite - at 6 o' clock but iirc there are tinted bulbs such as indicator bulbs that have them at 'five o'clock' so you cannot put a clear bulb with a clear lens. Pretty sure that Halfords do stock these. Is it a red tinted or clear bulb you need?
    Also, as an emergency you can snip off one of the pins. The bulb will still fit perfectly.
     
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