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Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby itchyfeet » 09 Jan 2018, 18:06

Mine failed yesterday and I have been noticing how many vehicles are driving around with one out.
You may be able to guess my choice, I was wondering you do?

A - I have a spare bulb in the Glove box, a torch, I know how to fit it and I'm going to do it now even though its cold and raining.
B - I don't have bulb but I will pop to the shops lunchtime get one and fit it.
C - I don't have a clue but I will pop to Halfords lunchtime because I know they will fit one for me.
D - I can't really be arsed to get it fixed right now I'm far too busy I will just switch my fog lights on that will do.
E - It's not my Van/Car so it's not my problem
F - Didn't even notice.
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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby dave friday » 09 Jan 2018, 18:55

happy new year, A,the air temperature is 9deg c and dry so a bulb change is no big deal.
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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby Daisy » 09 Jan 2018, 19:50

A You are a responsible motorist :ok :ok
You`re only meant to blow the bloody doors

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby what2do » 09 Jan 2018, 20:47

G - pop over to Paul's and compliment him on doing a good job and being a top bloke!!!
Why would the glass be anything other than half full?

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby itchyfeet » 10 Jan 2018, 07:25

what2do wrote:G - pop over to Paul's and compliment him on doing a good job and being a top bloke!!!


Is your van back on the road then Mitch? :D
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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby what2do » 10 Jan 2018, 09:42

itchyfeet wrote:
what2do wrote:G - pop over to Paul's and compliment him on doing a good job and being a top bloke!!!


Is your van back on the road then Mitch? :D



No but I've no reason to suspect that the headlamps are anything but fully functional!!!
Why would the glass be anything other than half full?

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby Citizen Smith » 10 Jan 2018, 10:46

Well I am an an A of course and do try to spot my two headlight reflections in the rear of the vehicle in front.

Although I did fail to notice a headlight out on the embarrassingly :oops: short trip to the shops and was followed home right to my back gate by a police car which then illuminated our whole cul de sac with flashing blue lights while the nice man 8) pointed it out to me.

Running on one headlight is inviting a smack in the whole body by someone who thought they would be slipping quietly past an oncoming motorcyclist. :shock:
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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby Born Too Late » 10 Jan 2018, 12:37

B for me, except for one time last year in the Polo. Put new bulb in nearside light - didn't work. Put old, working bulb from off side in - didn't work. Tried all manner of combinations until sure it was clearly not a bulb issue and a problem with the light, took to local independant VW garage who put in new bulb and it worked straight away!

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby NicBeeee » 10 Jan 2018, 14:10

I have always wondered why there is no dashboard warning lights to let drivers know that they have got a blown light

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby nicq » 10 Jan 2018, 14:19

NicBeeee wrote:I have always wondered why there is no dashboard warning lights to let drivers know that they have got a blown light

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby itchyfeet » 10 Jan 2018, 15:11

NicBeeee wrote:I have always wondered why there is no dashboard warning lights to let drivers know that they have got a blown light

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I think some modern cars do

What if the dash indicator light fails? maybe you need a dash indicator light failure detection light :lol:
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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby NicBeeee » 10 Jan 2018, 18:43

nicq wrote:
NicBeeee wrote:I have always wondered why there is no dashboard warning lights to let drivers know that they have got a blown light

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If you can't see a headlight out you didn't ought to be driving
Brake lights, indicators, reverse lights, fog lights?

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby NicBeeee » 10 Jan 2018, 18:44

itchyfeet wrote:
NicBeeee wrote:I have always wondered why there is no dashboard warning lights to let drivers know that they have got a blown light

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I think some modern cars do

What if the dash indicator light fails? maybe you need a dash indicator light failure detection light :lol:
That's when the high pitched pezzo comes into play

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby NicBeeee » 10 Jan 2018, 18:46

NicBeeee wrote:
itchyfeet wrote:
NicBeeee wrote:I have always wondered why there is no dashboard warning lights to let drivers know that they have got a blown light

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I think some modern cars do

What if the dash indicator light fails? maybe you need a dash indicator light failure detection light :lol:
That's when the high pitched pezzo comes into play

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If the pezzo fails along with the warning lamp the you will just have to rely on the aroma alarm

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Re: Headlight bulb failed, Multiple Choice?

Postby marlinowner » 10 Jan 2018, 18:55

Once had a Renault 25 GTX with speaking "computer", pretty sure it told you verbally if a bulb went. It was a nice car in fact, shame about the electrics and that it got rear-ended at a roundabout.
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