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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Side light problems

Hey,

Ive had my 2007 cooper for 2weeks and i love it....but!

Earlier this week the light warning flashed on, when i did a quick check the passenger side light was out. Planned to get it sorted this weekend but the message cleared on the way home. Got home today and warning flashed again, did another check and it seems the passenger light isback on and the drivers side light is out!! Any ideas of where to start?
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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I'd swap them out for some LEDs from Mikey at new mini stuff. They are great and error free.


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You say that your car is a 2007 model. Lamps will and do fail. The lamp element on your lamps are 5 years old now and the filaments within the lamps will become increasing brittle and prone to failure. You may find that once the blown lamps are replaced, that will be the end of the matter - until the next filament fails. The problems begin if the new replacement lamps fails.
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Forgot to say, lamp filaments can 'make' again. Sometimes, a bang on the lens will shock the filament and it re-attaches itself, thus lighting back up.
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Thanks! So best to replace both bulbs and see how it goes?
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Yep. Do yourself a favour. Look in the hand book and check how the lenses are removed. I got lazy and broke my number plate light housing. The hand book gave details on how to remove it properly. Still, great stuff, Superglue
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Haha, feel ya destroyed many a ikea flat pack thinking i knew better than the instruction
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You say that your car is a 2007 model. Lamps will and do fail. The lamp element on your lamps are 5 years old now and the filaments within the lamps will become increasing brittle and prone to failure.

Ive never had to replace a single bulb on any car yet, my last one was 37 years old and still on all the original bulbs, maybe they dont make them like they used to today?
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