of all the random things i've heard this is new to me, my bulbs seem to blow in pairs - never on the same fuse but the brake light will go and a week later a bulb in the front will go!
So, I changed the headlight quite easily after spending a week being terrified of it, only took 20mins all in and no cuts/grazes! 19 of those minutes was trying to unclip the bulb!
anyway, the problem: i changed the brake light but the next day the dash was lighting up again, after some swearing and opening the housing up, the new bulp looked and worked fine, but once put together its not working! it is somehow not getting a proper connection when all back together.
please share any advice as the only thing i can think of is putting some foil in, but that could short or melt or something bad so not a clever idea.