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    Gurus,

    My daughter's 2006 307 XSe HDi manual is suffering from a slight problem.

    I noticed her R/H low beam headlight wasn't working (high beam worked) As she drove off I also noted the rear R/H tail light wasn't working as well.

    Can anyone shed any light on this at all please. I know stuff all about Peugeots and their electrickery systems.

    Cheers

    Gazza

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    First replace the globes and see what happens. The quality of globes varies and you get what you pay for. I went though three generic brand replacement headlight globes in a couple of months on the Scenic. Bought more expensive replacements and have not had one fail since.

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    Occam's Razor - the simplest solution is usually the correct one. Two blown globes would be the most likely scenario.

    If this sounds unlikely to you, consider this: I was doing a routine servicing on a 747-200F which involved, amongst lots of other things, testing every single light globe on the aircraft. When testing the pilot's panel lights, I found that I couldn't get any light at all from the network of 40-odd globes which were supposed to bathe the instruments in light. My first thoughts were that there was something wrong with the wiring, so I headed to the wiring diagrams. Armed with some testing equipment, I headed back to the aircraft... only to find that there was power where it should have been every place I checked. It turned out that every single light globe in the circuit was blown!

    So I spent the rest of the day replacing globes. Which is a pain in the neck on a -200!

    So two globes on a car, even at virtually the same time, is no surprise at all to me.

    Can anyone shed any light on this at all please.
    I see what you did there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    Occam's Razor - the simplest solution is usually the correct one. Two blown globes would be the most likely scenario.

    So I spent the rest of the day replacing globes. Which is a pain in the neck on a -200!
    G'day,
    probably easier than two globes on a 206
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    every single light globe in the circuit was blown!
    errrm .... so you just replaced them? Didn't find it at all odd that all 40 had decided to fail simultaneously?

    (and can you post the plane's reg no so we can all avoid it in future?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr bern View Post
    errrm .... so you just replaced them? Didn't find it at all odd that all 40 had decided to fail simultaneously?

    (and can you post the plane's reg no so we can all avoid it in future?)
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    Yes, I just replaced them all and tested the system afterwards.

    I'm quite sure that they didn't fail simultaneously, B-checks were carried out at intervals of about 1600 flight hours, so there had been plenty of time for them to fail. Add to that the fact that it was the 'storm' setting on the cockpit lighting with the problem, which is rarely used, and it is completely understandable for such an unservicability to go unnoticed. There was no reason to suspect anything underlying problems.
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    Gazza..

    had the same issue with my C4... one blown right headlight and one of the rear lights... when I bought a new front globe there was another funny smaller globe in the packet as well... and that fitted the rear.. so I am guessing that's a common issue with 307/C4 electrickery. The globes I got were Narva H7 12v 55w

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr bern View Post
    errrm .... so you just replaced them? Didn't find it at all odd that all 40 had decided to fail simultaneously?

    (and can you post the plane's reg no so we can all avoid it in future?)
    A 200 Freighter? Do yourself a favour - don't step onboard one!

    It's unlikely that you will - unless you are a horse, a box of seafood, a pallet of computers, a car, etc. but the advice is freely given
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    my money is on demannu, black caviar has got to to fly to the uk soon
    he has got the right attitude,replace all the bulbs, it maybe the same plane the all
    round champion has to fly on

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