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Hi Everyone...
For the 3rd time in about 2 years, BOTH LED bulbs died, first time within a day of each other, the 2nd and 3rd time both sides died simultaniously.
3 different sets, cheap and not so cheap, same result - any one else had similar experiences? or recomendations for a long lasting make...
BTW there was NO bulb out warning (should a 2011 T5.1 have any?) all standard filament bulbs fitted elsewhere.
Have now refitted original 21W bulbs.
Many thanks...
 

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No bulb warning on drl .
Is the earth in good nick ?
By 'stock headlights' i assume you mean
BA15 S P21W as in commercial headlights .
 

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No bulb warning on drl .
Is the earth in good nick ?
By 'stock headlights' i assume you mean
BA15 S P21W as in commercial headlights .
Cheers @BitterandTwisted, did'nt know that 👍
Earth is sound as far as i can see - LEDs defo dead (minute flicker) when powered direct from a battery.
Yes, commercial headlights.
Maybe just substandard LEDs :rolleyes:
 

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I bought many sets to try and very few lasted more than a week ( some less than an hour) ..
I ended up buying some from a 4x4 place on ebay which were spot on ..
Unfortunately i cant find the link for you .
 

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No worries B&T, back on curly filaments now, so if/when you find any info will be great...
Cheers

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Cheers @BitterandTwisted, did'nt know that 👍
Earth is sound as far as i can see - LEDs defo dead (minute flicker) when powered direct from a battery.
Yes, commercial headlights.
Maybe just substandard LEDs :rolleyes:
Got mine from EBay after somebody on here recommended them, they stated they were Samsung led's, paid a bit more but they are still going 3 years later.
 

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Thank you @Perbunan and @K17EY...
I have a Halfords trade card so will go there on Monday, might as well make use of it at least I can take them back in person if they go "phut" prematurely

They say things go wrong in 3s, well it started with these lights, followed by blower fan losing 1st speed and our Smart threw 3 eng management errors

Looks like a busy week ahead...

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Can only get better .
Stay positive, simple faults, easy fixes, cold beer in the sunshine with your feet up
Hope so B&T, hope so...
Just hope will not start seeing double, then there will 6 things to worry about

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2 out of 3 problems sorted

Just Kampers resistor pack J39762 £13.20 next day delivery Inc.

Halfords Advanced 500 Lumen 382 bulbs
£10.70 (trade) collected in store.

Third problem NOT VW related
(Hi @Or_GazM)

Time to have a COOL drink
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Nothing is sacred these days B&T 😎

Would'nt surprise me if they came from the same factory, maybe mine were a Friday job&knock 😈
 

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My eBay purchases didn't last long either - one started flickering - Halfords have been good for 2 years so far👍
 

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Cheers @Steve1955, fingers crossed mine last as long

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