Date: Sat, 25 Oct 97 13:39:42 GMT
From: mattznopsam.com (matt zelonka)
Subject: Re: Premature headlight burnout in '96 900S


In article <jeff-2310971650140001nopsamsteele.com>, jeffnopsamle.com (Jeffrey V. Steele) wrote: >In article <3454b465.34806538nopsam.capital.net>, pnirenopsamgny.arg wrote: > >>My friends '96 900S has burnt the headlights prematurely: >>right low beam, 17,500 >>left low beam, 19,400 >>right high beam, 19,400 >> >>This seems like a very short time. My car ('95 Jetta) got 35000 out of >>the factory bulbs and has 35000+ on the replacements. We both have >>DRL's so that shouldn't make any difference. Any ideas? Silent >>recalls? >> >>Bob Reardon > >I lost my right low bean at less than 10,000 miles. Unfortunately, I had >just passed the warranty period as well. I have seen other reports of the >headlights going out as well. Some blame it on the daytime running >lights, though I would guess it has to do with a problem wiith the lights >themselves. > >Regards, > >Jeff > Daylight runninglights are torture on the bulbs, even if you dont have them your friend coulod be doing a lot of night time driving. I could tell you about the way they are making some bulbs but I wont go there... I dont pay attension as to how long a bulb last since I leave my lights on all the time I drive .. I usally last about 1 year or so.. I figure its a small price to pay ($20 for 2 new bulbs) if it keeps me out of 1 accident in my lifetime.... z Tell the truth then run... (Yugoslav Proverb) --75' Bug -- Undergoing renovation !!

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