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#1 shabazmo

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

I have had the fiesta for 4.5 years and have gone through 6 H7 headlamp bulbs.  Is this common or is there some thing wrong with the car.  4 of the bulbs have been performace bulbs from Philips and Osram. They last beiween 6 months and a year.  The original bulbs blew at the 2 year mark and both at the same time or very close to each other.   I have now switched to cheaper versions.



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#2 stef123

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

I found that the performance bulbs, of any brand don't last too long so I stopped using then and now use the cheapo bog standard ones.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

Hi,

Hope this helps.

 

Unknown date: TSB for Fiestas built up to September 2009 (date in plastic of fuse box cover) that if customer complains of regular headlight bulbs blowing then need to fit a resistance wire somewhere in the wiring.



#4 iNath

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi,

Hope this helps.

 

Unknown date: TSB for Fiestas built up to September 2009 (date in plastic of fuse box cover) that if customer complains of regular headlight bulbs blowing then need to fit a resistance wire somewhere in the wiring.

 

Beat me to it! Was going to say the same thing, it's a known fault.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:53 AM

I have just purchased 2 x wires for the headlamps and fitted them today.  A fairly simple job but he cost of the wires were £34. What a rip off, and for a TSB which is a design fault.  I think Ford are trying to be a Ferrari for parts prices.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:26 AM

Is there no way of checking the resistance for the wires, then just putting a 2 penny resistor in yourself and return the (sarcasm) Ford platinum plated (/sarcasm) wires? Might be worth making a post about the resistance, and where these wires fit, so others can save a fair amount of money.



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