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    Default Peculiar light / canbus problem

    Hi there,

    I noticed my "bulb failure" dashboard light came on this morning, so I did the ritual of checking them all, and it turns out that the nearside rear fog (which I never use) is goosed.... but hang on, I switch the bulb with a taillight one, and it works, so it appears to be a contact on the fog, not the bulb.

    I've done a quick check and there appears to be nothing wrong with the connections, and there have been no impacts to the car, so I'm now stuck.

    Any ideas?

    TIA

    Stuart

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    yes it happens.. just clean the contacts where the bulb sit.. (or just change them all on the rear)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19CDTi View Post
    so I did the ritual of checking them all, and it turns out that the nearside rear fog (which I never use) is goosed.... but hang on, I switch the bulb with a taillight one, and it works,
    The nearside rear fog isn't wired up, it simply has a spare bulb in it for the offside (cars only need one rear fog light).

    Look at what bulb it's telling you has supposedly failed and just replace it and it's highly likely it's about to fail and the system can often sense that and throw it up as thinking it's failed.

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    Cheers for the answers chaps.

    It didn't tell me which one, it just tells me one has failed. it's the bulb with the "!" inside it that i have on the dash

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    Thats just a bulb out.. not a particular bulp..

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    Yeah, so I'm guessin it's as Duncan said - one's on its way but not gone yet. I'll wait till I get one out!

    Thanks for the help guys

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