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#16 jimrex

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

Completely agree on the whole one light thing, it's totally dangerous in the weather we are having at the moment. Combine this with the number of people who drive on sidelights + front fogs, or no lights at all, its rare to see someone who's illuminated properly!!

 

Having said that, I did have a strange issue where my Focus kept eating cheap LED sidelights, which caused the bulb failure circuit to stop one of my tailights from lighting up, or it would light up very dimly or very brightly like a rear fog. I got flashed at a lot that night!



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#17 Brigante

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:02 PM

Having said that, I did have a strange issue where my Focus kept eating cheap LED sidelights, which caused the bulb failure circuit to stop one of my tailights from lighting up, or it would light up very dimly or very brightly like a rear fog. I got flashed at a lot that night!

 

That is a strange one indeed mate. All sorted now I hope? Bet you was wondering whats going on getting flashed all night



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

One of my first cars was a Honda and it had a warning panel on the dash to notify you if lights had packed up.

Why don't more car companies have this?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

That is a strange one indeed mate. All sorted now I hope? Bet you was wondering whats going on getting flashed all night

 

Still being in warranty, it went back to Ford who messed about with it for a day and fixed it. I got some more expensive LEDs and haven't had an issue since. At first, I thought a lorry driver had thought I'd cut him up as he kept flashing me, but then a mate followed me for a bit and explained it was like a fog light for a few minutes, then went really dim!

 

 

One of my first cars was a Honda and it had a warning panel on the dash to notify you if lights had packed up.

Why don't more car companies have this?

 

Might reduce the number of cars on the road with half their bulbs working! Though I have a suspicion most people can't be bothered...



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

Completely agree on the whole one light thing, it's totally dangerous in the weather we are having at the moment. Combine this with the number of people who drive on sidelights + front fogs, or no lights at all, its rare to see someone who's illuminated properly!!

 

It drives me mad seeing people driving at night with either no lights on, only sidelights, or sidelights + fog lights. I give them a couple of flashes, then again if they don't correct it, then a little toot as they pass - idiots lol.

 

I see loads of 'cyclops' (one light) cars too.

 

And people seem to love driving with fog lights on thinking they look cool. Isn't this an offence if it isn't actually foggy?

 

 

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#21 james_60

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

Hi

 

Didn't Upper Models of the :-

 

Sierra

Granada Ghia X (maybe the post 85 model)

 

Have Bulb Failure Warning Lights

 

Jamie

 

p.s Cyclops lol



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

there are quite a few cars now which have the bulb failure warning, its just an excuse for the lack of maintenance for some people though



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

there are quite a few cars now which have the bulb failure warning, its just an excuse for the lack of maintenance for some people though

 

Totally Agree !!

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

in section 6 of the construction and use manual which is a statement of law. There is no mention of any minimum distance of visibility but it is usually accepted to be when visibility is severely reduced.
It's basically up to a drivers best judgement as to correct application of fog lights.
The visibility measurement of 100 metres in consideration of lights is in reference to the compulsory use of headlights.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

well done on the mot pass fella.

als does my head in when peeps are driving a car with blown bulbs no need for it



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

Even worse is one lamp louies on country lanes.

Pet hate those Cyclops night runners.



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