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Old 14th July 2019, 21:50   #1
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My dashboard screen is showing near side dipped beam fault.

I assume a bulb has blown.

Is it good practice to renew both bulbs at the same time?

Which are the most suitable bulbs to buy and from which supplier?
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Old 14th July 2019, 21:51   #2
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You only need to replace the blown bulb, unless you upgrade to a better bulb (Nightbreakers are a good choice)
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Old 16th July 2019, 10:18   #3
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My dashboard screen is showing near side dipped beam fault.

I assume a bulb has blown.

Is it good practice to renew both bulbs at the same time?

Which are the most suitable bulbs to buy and from which supplier?
If you've not replaced any headlight bulbs before have a read up in the how-to section before you start. Quite a fiddly job and you'll need flexible fingers too.

Yes, good practice to replace both at the same time.

If they are the same age as you don't want one, maybe, brighter than the other.---Some Halford stores will sell you the bulbs and fit them for you.
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Old 16th July 2019, 17:49   #4
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I find it easier to take the wheel off then you can see what you are doing.

Also a good opportunity to clean the inside of the rim too.
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It's much more fiddly to replace the bulbs on a Mark 1 because of the design of the retaining clips. If you get Halfords (or anybody) to replace your bulbs check the removable access panels under the front of the wheelarches are replaced securely. One of mine fell off but fair play to Halfords they paid for a replacement. Worth replacing the sidelights at the same time if they are more than 5 years old as they go dim with age - they are an easy push fit.
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This is how the bulbs fit in the Mk1 headlamps:




and for the Mk2:





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Thanks guys for your input, much appreciated
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Have today replaced and upgraded both dipped headlights with GT Ultra 120 bulbs from Powerbulbs (sales@powerbulbs.com). They cost £18.99 per pair PLUS you get another pair free and no postage. Arrived in less than 48 hours. They say more brightness, more distance and improved light colour.

Can't wait for it to get dark!
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Have today replaced and upgraded both dipped headlights with GT Ultra 120 bulbs from Powerbulbs (sales@powerbulbs.com). They cost £18.99 per pair PLUS you get another pair free and no postage. Arrived in less than 48 hours. They say more brightness, more distance and improved light colour.

Can't wait for it to get dark!
Keep us posted. Any improvement to the lighting welcome.
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