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Rear right side light keeps blowing

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by FranA3, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. FranA3
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    Hey all I'm very confused my car keeps blowing rear right side light bulbs it's done 3 already since Friday ,it's really doing my head in now anyone got any ideas what it could be , the bulbs keep going black when they blow is that a sign of anything Help I'm going out of my mind here :sos::sos:
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    Have you tried swapping the bulbs (from left to right) and put the replacement in the left? Could be worth a try to see if it's the quality of the bulbs?
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    hmm will try that mate , I'm hoping its the bulbs
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    Yeah hopefully! It seems pretty strange anyways!
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    i hoping its because of the bulbs I'm using , they are from work so maybe they are cheapo ones
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    Anyone else got any ideas
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    put a multimeter on the bulb and see how much power its putting out there?
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    what do you think too much power blowing the bulbs , i put a meter on the battery a while ago and its charging at 14.2v is that too high , had a problem with the rear side lights for a while used to be both sides but now just the one I'm thinking it could be the bulbs I'm using are cheap so can't take the power its getting
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    Bump!

    I am suffering from this too, and it is painfully annoying! Any advice?
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    I had something similar.

    My right side brake bulb used to last around 2 months before blowing, yet the left was fine?
    I replaced both for some high quality ones. Its been 6 months and both seem ok !!
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