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Audi A4 - Rear Light Bulbs Fault

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by amz, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. amz
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    [Oct 4, 2012]
    Hi people,

    I am getting really fed up and frustrated with my rear light bulbs blowing out every other week literally!

    Is this a common fault? Is there a solution to this annoying problem?
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  3. amz
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    Am I the only one with this fault then?
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    Not had a problem myself. Sounds like too much current is getting to the bulb and burning it out which could only be an electrical issue.
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    Sorry, probably a dumb answer but are you definitely putting the right bulbs in? They're dual filament aren't they? I imagine if you were putting single filament ones in, that might be causing them to pop?

    EDIT: Should be these I think...
    Bulbs: AUDI / A4 SALOON / 2004 (04)
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    Yes I've definitely put the right ones in but I get the same problem after a while.

    I've googled the same problem and there have been numerous threads...but no solution :(
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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    [Oct 4, 2012]
    my daughters A3 was blowing rear bulb every few weeks
    i used to get them from my pals garage
    i ended up buying 2 from halfrauds as we were away so had to buy them
    not had a prob sinse around 3 mth
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    Buy a decent brand may be the answer
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    [Oct 5, 2012]
    I'm hoping this might do it actually, fingers crossed!
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    [Oct 6, 2012]
    There can be big differences in bulb qualities, I put nice bright Philips and Osram bulbs in our Landy and it kept eating them, said sod it and bought two Ring lamps from the motor factor and they've been fine for about 3 years now, and just as bright...
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