Author Topic: Driving on one headlamp - So many cars in Newbury with faulty headlights.  (Read 4201 times)

BrianB

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It does appear that approximately one in twenty (5%) of vehicles being driven in and around Newbury have faulty lights. There is no excuse for this with modern cars, there is a visual display to indicate problems like this.


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Re: Driving on one headlamp - So many cars in Newbury with faulty headlights.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 12:33:24 pm »
It does appear that approximately one in twenty (5%) of vehicles being driven in and around Newbury have faulty lights. There is no excuse for this with modern cars, there is a visual display to indicate problems like this.

I agree. The amount of cars I see, not just in Newbury, but across the country is quite unbelievable. It happened to me once and I had to drive home on full beam, I then got them fixed as soon as possible.

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Re: Driving on one headlamp - So many cars in Newbury with faulty headlights.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 08:49:50 am »
It used to be easy to change a headlamp bulb yourself but unfortunately now it seems to be a garage job which costs a fortune. Some cars require the bumper to be removed along with the complete headlamp assembly or the wheel arch liner. A single bulb can cost as much as £200 to replace (are you listening Renault) which is quite shameful and maybe explains why so many cars have just one headlight functioning ! Fortunately my old jalopy is straightforward so a quick trip to Halfords is all that's required. I must be careful when it eventually needs replacing to not buy a Renault. :)
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Re: Driving on one headlamp - So many cars in Newbury with faulty headlights.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 07:28:24 pm »
Good point!  I have to say I found the build quality on my Renault absolutely dreadful.  And we used to slag off BL!