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Old 10-29-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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flood light bulb

discovered one of my rear flood lights is out. i changed bulbs but its still out. any suggestions> or is it just cheaper to replace the entire unit.
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test light /DVOM
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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sorry for my ignorance but whats a DVOM?
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
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What's a rear flood light? If you're talking about the fog light then there's only one on the driver's side.
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The passenger side socket is not functional in a LHD car, and vice versa in a RHD car, so it won't light even if you put a bulb in the socket.
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I was changing light bulbs in one of a flood of light can, and he continued to ring around the head to get a better grip on the bulb and as I heard I was pulling a small window, all the lights went out and assumed that was the breaker. I checked it and none of them worked. All the plug ins work well not only the light above his head. What happened and how to fix it? Thanks
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another spam bot?
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:47 AM   #8
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awesome thanks MARK haha

sorry i feel stupid starting this thread! haha

you saved me some money haha
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Don't feel bad - I thought the same thing when I first got my car, and it was my mechanic that set me straight about how it works when I asked him to fix it.

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:33 PM   #10
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i wonder what was the thinking behind having only one fog light ?
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European regulation require one, or two rear facing foglamps. If one is used it is placed on the driver's side of that country. Some manufacturers oppose the use of two rear foglamps because they would mimic braking lights too closely. I'm sure cost had something to do with the decision to go with one lamp also.
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i wonder what was the thinking behind having only one fog light ?
Because it doesn't appear you're driving with your brakes on. *facepalm*
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very rational answer. thanks guys!
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:55 PM   #14
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very rational answer. thanks guys!
but what is the question.....if the folks across the pond want to drive in fog/rain that bad go ahead [pun intended] if its not too bad i will put on 4 way flashers and slow down...if its too bad just pull over and wait. these cars have left/right "parking lights" worthless in the states...i think they give a drunk something to aim for.....sorry for the rant....but i feel better now
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but what is the question.....if the folks across the pond want to drive in fog/rain that bad go ahead [pun intended] if its not too bad i will put on 4 way flashers and slow down...if its too bad just pull over and wait. these cars have left/right "parking lights" worthless in the states...i think they give a drunk something to aim for.....sorry for the rant....but i feel better now
They also have much harder requirements that drivers have to pass in order to get their Driver's Licenses, so, maybe they're on to something?

Imagine another country having laws set up that is different than the way its done in the US, and it actually working to help traffic flow, or improve safety, or reduce accidents...

And you think that's worthless?

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that has to be from a soccer mom and her laws of nature defying suv
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