Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 21:05:53 +0000
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: light bulb failure

On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:07:57 -0600, "Walt Kienzle" <> wrote: > >"leon" <> wrote in message >news:dC%kh.8158$ >> hi all! >> 2003 9-3 i get low beam light bulb failure 4th time within past 2 months, >> something tells me its not right having to replace bulbs so often. If >> anyone >> had similar experinece or has any ideas what may cause this problem please >> let me know. >> Thanks >> Leon >> >> >Just to make sure, this is happening with both lamps and not just on one >side, correct? If so, it must be a voltage problem as described by >Blacksmith. If it is just one side, check that the lamp housing is secured >properly and doesn't vibrate and that there is no moisture inside the lamp >housing. > Also if it's just one bulb, it could be the dreaded orange bulb fail sensor, though I'm not sure if they were still using them in 2003. If it is the sensor rather than the bulb, then the light will stop working and the warning will show up on the SID. Opening and shutting the bonnet to change the bulb then jogs the sensor and the new bulb obligingly lights up - for a while. I think I threw away a couple of perfectly good bulbs before I twigged. Cheers, Colin.

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