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Old 07-20-2005, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
Dougal
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Stung!

I've just been ripped off over the price of RTC6607 instrument
panel/warning light bulbs.

At 2.51 + VAT each - that's almost 3 - someone's making a good profit.
Is it Land Rover or the dealer or, more likely, both?

Does anyone have Land Rover's official retail price?

Dougal
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Old 07-20-2005, 14:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Stung!

On or around Wed, 20 Jul 2005 17:57:05 +0100, Dougal
<DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>I've just been ripped off over the price of RTC6607 instrument
>panel/warning light bulbs.
>
>At 2.51 + VAT each - that's almost 3 - someone's making a good profit.
>Is it Land Rover or the dealer or, more likely, both?
>
>Does anyone have Land Rover's official retail price?
>
>Dougal


frankly, unless the bulbs are extremely odd, then caveta emptor and don't
buy such things from the dealer.

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Old 07-20-2005, 14:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Stung!

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 17:57:05 +0100, Dougal
<DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> wrote:

>I've just been ripped off over the price of RTC6607 instrument
>panel/warning light bulbs.
>
>At 2.51 + VAT each - that's almost 3 - someone's making a good profit.
>Is it Land Rover or the dealer or, more likely, both?
>
>Does anyone have Land Rover's official retail price?


I bought one similar for my dash digi clock. About that price, which
was cheaper than the official LR price.

I used to have a load of bulb holders that the small capless bulbs
fitted in to, but have lost them.
LR bulbs are capless in holders, but the contacts are soldered on to
the holder's terminals.

Grab some the next time you're in a breakers yard.

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Old 07-21-2005, 16:03   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Stung!

You'll get them in most decent motor factors and Halfords - BUT, be wary of
the wattage - stick with the standard wattage or you'll melt the bulb holder
in the instrument and they are not replaceable!!!!

Mike

"Dougal" <DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> wrote in message
news:K-GdneDOMcT_H0PfRVnyhA@eclipse.net.uk...
> I've just been ripped off over the price of RTC6607 instrument
> panel/warning light bulbs.
>
> At 2.51 + VAT each - that's almost 3 - someone's making a good profit.
> Is it Land Rover or the dealer or, more likely, both?
>
> Does anyone have Land Rover's official retail price?
>
> Dougal



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Old 07-21-2005, 17:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Stung!


"Mike Buckley" <mike@nochance.com> wrote in message
news:dbp45e$bcj$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> You'll get them in most decent motor factors and Halfords - BUT, be wary
> of
> the wattage - stick with the standard wattage or you'll melt the bulb
> holder
> in the instrument and they are not replaceable!!!!
>
> Mike


I've been trying for ages to find 12v 1.7w capless bulbs same size as a 501
sidelight bulb but can't find em anywhere even at the dealers (Suzuki
motorcycle)

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Old 07-25-2005, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Stung!

jOn wrote:
> "Mike Buckley" <mike@nochance.com> wrote in message
> news:dbp45e$bcj$1@nwrdmz01.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>
>>You'll get them in most decent motor factors and Halfords - BUT, be wary
>>of
>>the wattage - stick with the standard wattage or you'll melt the bulb
>>holder
>>in the instrument and they are not replaceable!!!!
>>
>>Mike

>
>
> I've been trying for ages to find 12v 1.7w capless bulbs same size as a 501
> sidelight bulb but can't find em anywhere even at the dealers (Suzuki
> motorcycle)
>
> --
> Jon
>
>


What you are describing sounds like the dash bulbs on my Honda
Blackbird. Available ex stock from Honda main dealers...

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