My left hand side light bulb keeps blowing at the rate of about every month.
Didn't used to, but I've went through 3 bulbs since November. Anything I should check ??? or is it just cheapo bulbs.........
Its not the thing on the back of the alternator is it pushing out too many volts?
Just a thought...
Had crossed my mind too, but it is the same bulb which keeps blowing.......and being replaced with the mingin things that were in the bulb kit that came with the car. The bulbs in the kit could've been as old as the car for all I know.......
I,ve had the same problem recently,it was caused by a deterioration of the connection within the sidelight bulb holder itself.I cut it off and crimped a replacement holder on and it has been fine since.
I discovered this by wobbling the cables going into the sidelight,this caused the bulb to flicker and then blow.
....... See folks,I know about bulbs as well as Bals...
dunno what happened but the bulb had welded itself to the reflector !!!!
no flickering or anything when I checked the connection, but if it goes again soon, I'll have a closer look.
Yep,I had exactly the same symptoms,four bulbs blew in a month and each one had "swollen" and stuck inside the reflector tube. I had to bang them into the headlight and chip all the remains through with a small screwdriver in order to get the next bulb in.The bits have rolled into a recess somewhere as there are no bits visible through the lens.....which is nice
[QUOTE=FLO] Yep,I had exactly the same symptoms,four bulbs blew in a month and each one had "swollen" and stuck inside the reflector tube. QUOTE]
Sounds like the pinch temperature of the bubble is to hot and causing the glass to absorb too much heat thus swelling!
Check if the metal cap is seating properly to the reflector casing so that you get a muh better heat conduction
Or it could just be a bad batch of bulbs
My rhs headlamp bulb blows quite freqently - I think it's due to a bad connection. I had a3 of 4 go within a few months, then I crimped the connection onto the bulb up a bit, so that it would fit tighter. It lasted for a year or more, but it's just blown another 2 in 2 weeks!!
Nice one,Flo. Bad connections in the bulb holder do cause bulb overheating in a lot of cases it seems! However, we got a batch of bulbs from the nice man Arnold Clark- ended up replacing every one under warranty 3 times over!
Our apprentice got himself some of these diode sidelights to match his blue headlamps (which he gets regular roadside chats for). Looked good-but lasted as long as a 15 year old virgin! Best just stick with quality bulbs.