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    Default C3 low beam bulb blows twice

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    My daughters C3 had a low beam h/light bulb go. It went again after being replaced...
    Suggestions on why? Is there an electrical load distributer that balances out power to the bulbs that may have failed?
    thx CC

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccc View Post
    Hi All
    My daughters C3 had a low beam h/light bulb go. It went again after being replaced...
    Suggestions on why? Is there an electrical load distributer that balances out power to the bulbs that may have failed?
    thx CC
    I would just say that you are unlucky thats all. You most likely got a dud bulb.

    Put another one in and see how it goes
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    might try to put a multimeter on it and compare the L & R h/lights?

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    Was it a cheap Supercheap auto globe or similar? I had one of them last less than 15 minutes once. I now stick with more reputable brand names.
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    A Wurth bulb installed by a reliable french mechanic

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    Check the system voltage and consider the potential for vibration.

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    Toyotas are reknown for blowing head light bulbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arunine View Post
    Toyotas are reknown for blowing head light bulbs.
    So are C3s it would seem. It would seem more logical to find the cause.

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    spoke to an old french Mechanic : ) was advised the bulb going was common in the C3 and probbly symptomatic of the alternater and/or its regulator being on the way out.. causing peak voltage spikes..

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    The original H7 low beam lights on my C5X7 lasted quite a few years. When they eventually failed, I seemed to go through quite a few 2 paks from Supercheap quite quickly. I did find that I had managed to catch the light deflection ring inside one headlight and bent it a bit so it was touching the bulb. I guess that didn't help bulb life and luckily I was able to straighten it up without breaking anything. Finally I bought some standard Philips bulbs on ebay at a much more reasonable price and now bulb life seems to have stabilised and be back to normal. EAI seems to have some less expensive bulbs available.

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    As they say - the silliest thing is the thing that is never mentioned - make sure there are no skin contacts on the bulb when replacing it - the oil from your skin can destroy a bulb pretty quickly.

    I've just replaced a H7 bulb in my daughters C3 as well - drivers side was nice and easy - took all of 2 mins. Passenger side however looks like you either need go-gadget hands to get in there - or remove the battery....

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