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    Hi can they be got from Australia
    Or will I have to go overseas

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    Pull one out and go to Repco and see if they have one.

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    Default Hi John

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    Pull one out and go to Repco and see if they have one.

    John
    No nothing with that low 45/40 Wattage
    and they don't have any bulbs
    with that P24t or is it P42T metal base

    What wattage are you guys running ?

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    Try this guys website.

    About Classic & Vintage Bulbs
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    Hi Renburg,
    if you've got original fitment reflectors, it's P45t bulbs which you need, fairly easy to get hold of over here, although it's well worth opting for the 55/60 halogen version.
    Note that the awful dim-dip setup used on RHD 2CVs from the mid-80s onwards should be disabled to prevent damage to the light switch, whichver type of bulb you use.
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    https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/-c-69_89.html
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    Also, some dodgy dealers have been known to fit aftermarket reflectors, which are set up for LHD use only and take H4 P43t bulbs...

    https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/-c-69_84.html



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    Hi can they be got from Australia
    Or will I have to go overseas

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    If you go above the original wattage, fit relays or you'll cook the light switch. Relays are a good idea anyway even with the originals.

    Richard

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    Richard, not in my experience.
    Bear in mind that the same light switch was used in earlier cars, with 6 volt systems.
    The headlamp bulbs in those were rated at 40/45 watts, so the current on main beam would have been 18amps, compared with just 10 amps for a pair 55/60 halogens in a 12 volt system...


    Quote Originally Posted by citroenut View Post
    If you go above the original wattage, fit relays or you'll cook the light switch. Relays are a good idea anyway even with the originals.

    Richard

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    It came on again
    It has a broken wire in the bulb that comes on sometimes

    its resting on that sort of flat plate inside the bulb

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    Ken I qualified my recommendation with " if you go above the original wattage " ! I'll leave it up to your imagination as to how I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    It came on again
    It has a broken wire in the bulb that comes on sometimes

    its resting on that sort of flat plate inside the bulb
    Drive slowly at night on smooth roads so you don't disturb its rest.
    Also, make sure the bad bulb is on the passengers side, as oncoming motorists don't mind the left hand light winking as they think it might be a come-on from a female passenger.

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    Would be handy if a picture of the required bulb, its base size etc, if it is single contact or double contact (most likely) and 12 volt or 6 volt system. Tucked away in the garage is the remainder (left overs) of light bulbs I used to sell at Bendigo. Not easy to get to, so I don't often go looking anymore except to supply those that know. Most I keep just to supply my own cars, but you never know..

    There are still suppliers of NOS globes around, not as many as the past and some want a fortune for the junk they have. most of mine used to be sold for $4 a headlight globe or $2 for a stop tail and I used to discount for quantity, but I don't do that now.

    Anyway I think if you ask around in your own town, or car club, you will find many willing to help. Don't pay huge prices tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I am pretty sure without looking, that I do not have any H4 globes among my Old stock, predates the Halogen type globes. thanks John.

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