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    I bought some osram nightbreakers for the dipped beam and fitted them a couple of weeks ago. However Ive noticed that one of them is way brighter than the other, enough so that people think Ive got a headlight bulb out.

    So, is this a dodgy bulb or is this a problem with the car do you think? Anyone experienced similar?

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    Bulbs I would say, try your old bulbs and see if the headlights appear to be the same brightness.

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    also just double check the bulb is fitted in properly, if its slightly out it wont be as bright

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    Yes double check for correct fitting and connections
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    Swap bulbs over and see.

    Was your other bulbs ok prior to change?

    if not could be. Poor earth fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Swap bulbs over and see.

    Was your other bulbs ok prior to change?

    if not could be. Poor earth fault
    Bulbs before were fine, good plan ill swap them round

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    I had my bulbs changed at Halfords and my nearside dipped beam is alot dimmer than the offside. Had Halfords extreme brilliance bulbs fitted. Id be interested to see what th eoutcome of this is!

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    i would say its not clipped in 100%

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    I too would go with one bulb not sitting flat in the mounting. It's quite fiddly getting the bulbs in, and there are also more than one design of clip over the years (mine's had a new passenger side headlight unit at some point, and has a different type of clip to the driver's side - and it's easier to get the bulb in correctly on the newer one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1981 View Post
    i would say its not clipped in 100%
    Ive had it out and back in as i thought that but it is defo in flush as i took it out and back in to make sure at the weekend. Cant help to check again I suppose

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