Im confused do I replace the bulb or the entire cartridge?.... Bulbs from what I can tell are a lot cheaper than cartridges. The only local place I found that carries the bulb will only sell it to me if they put it in the cartridge for $219(total).....is this a reasonable price or should I just hunt the bulb down and install it myself?
Pull the panel off where the speakers are the entire plastic lover comes off. Next, make sure the tv is unplugged and has been off for at least 15 min, preferably longer. See the box with 4 screws take those out... it should have a set of instructions or some sign saying it contains the bulb. Anyway.. after that door comes off, peer inside and you'll see the bulb about 6-8" back and has set screws which must be unscrewed completely before it can come out. Be careful, don't yank the bulb out. Then place the new bulb in, reverse the process I told you, plug the tv in and reset the bulb when it askes if you changed the bulb.
It is really easy on mitsubishi tv's to change them... post back if I can be of further assistance.
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Unplug the unit from the mains. Remove the 4 screws at the rear holding the cover to the unit, and the 2 screws on the right hand side, then slide the cover backwards to release and remove. On the right hand side near the front there is an aluminium housing with a connector on the top. Bend the front flap back to reveal the bulb. You may want to remove the screw at the top of the housing to make access easier. The bulb is a 240v 20w screw fit. Mine had just vibrated loose, so only needed screwing back in. Once replaced, follow instructions in reverse, ensuring that lugs on the bottom of the cover locate into the unit correctly for a snug fit. Plug mains back in and open the door to check the light works.
I have a 50V525E and I have the same problem....My bulb is suppose to be a LM500 and I received a P22 Phillips (And I did check their web site and that is the bulb they recommend), and like you said...The 4 little glass tabs will not allow the bulb to sit flat in the housing.....
I am waiting for the vendor to answer my inquiry...But I recommend to anyone ordering a bulb...Ask if it is Phillips, and if it is...stay away.
Open the rear hatch and remove the two taillight mounting screws. These screws are located behind two plastic flaps that are flush fitting and part of the tail light housing. You will need a small flat blade screwdriver to put under the edge of the flap nearest the light. Pry gently (but persistently) and the flap will open to reveal the screw head underneath. (The hinge of the flap is on the side nearest the hatch opening.) Remove the screws with a phillips head screwdriver or an 8mm socket. Now comes the tricky part. Wiggle/pry the taillight housing as straight back as you can. Keep pulling/wiggling until the forward clip releases. Once it does you will be able to access the bulbs by rotating the bulb holders counterclockwise. Pull the bulb straight up out of its socket. Replace with the new bulb. Note how the forward spear point clip fits into its socket at the forward outboard edge of the housing. Fit the clip and push forward on the housing until you can hear the clip snap into place. Replace the screws and fold back the flaps. You're done.
Most tail light housings use the same approach. The bulb is removed from the housing by twisting the back of the bulf where the wires are. Usually the bulb itself has a rubber back and turning it about a quarter turn counterclockwise (remember lefty=loosey; righty = tighty) will release the bulb it from the taillight housing. Take the bulb with you when you go for a replacement to be sure you get the right one. The bulb will only fit one way into its socket and the socket will only fit one way into the housing.