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    On Way back from Darlington this Morning - Computer flashes up that my O/S rear Brake Bulb is faulty... Cool graphics on Computer but not happy!

    Only covered 13K and a Bulb has gone - Not being stingy as they are cheap to replace (Will do the pair of course). But should bulbs go this quick? I know Bulbs can fail at any time - but out of all the new cars I have had this is a record! Any thoughts? P.S mines an Auto - does this make any diff as the Brakes seem to be used more.

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    10K for me from new bulb (Halfords bulb)
    Funny story on these as the car was service the day it was handed over to me and the N/S one failed the same day lol. Also had an MOT on Sat and on driving out of the testing bay after a sucessful test the N/S colour graphic was displayed saying failure, again LOL.

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    Mine covered something like 35,000 miles before a bulb went, so your 13,000 is not a record.

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    I think he was meaning a record as in for the shortest time for a bulb lasting.

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    Sorry - Yes as Duncan said - SHORTEST time for a Bulb to last from new....

    My fault for not making that clear.

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    Had 2 days Before - that was in a Corsa with a UBER cheapo bulb.

    Nothing so far in the Vec - 22K in

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    My last Astra blew the driver's side brake bulb at least once a week. Sometimes a bulb would last less than a day. Never did figure out why, even replaced the whole light unit and still it ate bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I think he was meaning a record as in for the shortest time for a bulb lasting.

    Oh the irony.....

    To be honest, I had got that. I was just being obtuse.

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    6500miles from new...headlight bulb.

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    as you may already know the Vectra's brake light failure system is quite clever in that if a brake light bulb fails it will use the second tail light resulting in one brake light being one bulb higher than the other. You also should have a 'spare' bulb in the slot where the near side (IIRC) fog light is ... all the bulbs in the rear light clusters are 12v 20w so can be used interchangeably.

    Dave

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