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Old 04.07.2011, 20:35
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Re: Myopic Swiss cars

Actually if you have xenon bulbs and one goes out, it's recommended to change both, because they change color over time, so if you change just one you will be left with two bulbs with two different color temperatures. Of course, we're speaking about years, not 1-2 months here.

Funny fact about this: I still had the original bulbs (7 years old) on the car when one started acting up and I decided to change them (in the end it turned out it wasn't the bulb but anyway). So I find a buyer (really old dude) for my old bulbs and go and fit them for him. When I arrive the guy tells me his bulbs also work, but not that good anymore and turns them on to show me. I was about to leave right then, I thought he had regular bulbs, the light was regular bulb light they were so worn. Also, after I put mine in, the guy couldn't believe his bulbs once had that color temp...and they were 4300k ones...7 years old. Then I showed him my new 6000k and he just about freaked out
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So for the sake of your lamps, always let the heating system run on full power.
But the only thing using electrical current in the heating system is the fan, and draws less current than a bulb!

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Since I've lived here I have wondered why so many Swiss cars drive around with one headlight or one tail light out?
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I've just been told the headlight is 1k just for the part...
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Re: Myopic Swiss cars

I'm fed up changing the xenon head lamps on the Range Rover, they cost a fortune. The thing is, I haven't found a better vehicle for ram raiding the jewelers on Bahnhofstrasse.
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