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Old 29 March 2007, 08:39   #11
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Any other ideas?
Suggest they change all the bulbs whilst they are at it, so you never have to do it again.

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Old 29 March 2007, 08:41   #12
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Suggest they change all the bulbs whilst they are at it, so you never have to do it again.

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Oh yes, that price included 2 Headlight bulbs!! bargain eh!!!
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don't want to drive illegally!

de anser iz simpul mi sun. downt gow owt inn de fkin darrk


enywaiys i fink wee av orlreddy ad a thred corld ow menny ribbnobburs duz itt taik too chaynj a lite bullb

chaynjin a lite bulb

fuk mee anuvver wan

fuk mee ow menny threds duz itt taik too chaynj a litebullb
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I would!

At the end of the day I can almost understand them making actual servicing difficult (although its still rude), but making lightbulb replacement hard?! FFS that should be a 5 minute at the side of the road job...
It's not just Land Rover - all new cars are going the same way. Just be thankfull they aren't HID bulbs - they cost 500 each!!!

On some new Vauxhalls you can change the bulb easy enough but it won't work until you connect up a laptop to tell the computer it has had a new bulb fitted!!!

On Smart cars changing a headlight bulb is quoted as 2 hours - and they don't have a sump plug to drain the oil.

Some new French cars need a laptop to open the rear calipers to change the brake pads.

The list is endless - it is obviously being done to scam more money out of the drivers but they get away with it by saying it's "progress"!!!
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I'm lost for words at that little list Codders...

There was talk a while back about banning home mechanics though....
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It's not just Land Rover - all new cars are going the same way. Just be thankfull they aren't HID bulbs - they cost 500 each!!!

On some new Vauxhalls you can change the bulb easy enough but it won't work until you connect up a laptop to tell the computer it has had a new bulb fitted!!!

On Smart cars changing a headlight bulb is quoted as 2 hours - and they don't have a sump plug to drain the oil.

Some new French cars need a laptop to open the rear calipers to change the brake pads.

The list is endless - it is obviously being done to scam more money out of the drivers but they get away with it by saying it's "progress"!!!


Damn and there was me hoping you of all people would have had the answer for me.

Gonna see how good there "Landrover Assistance" is tonight on the way home me thinks naturally I would have been stopped by the Police and told to stop at the next services on the motorway and buy a bulb and fit it!!!
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Watch the mechanic like a hawk - there's probably a little hidden button somewhere that un-clips everything so the job really only take about 5 minutes...!
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did two bulbs on my 52 plate its in the hand book yes you do have to take the car apart a bit will take about 1 hour to fit to bulbs

but you can do it your self
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As codders says - not just landrover. I have a citreon which is a bloody nightmare to do - although if you dislocate your wrist whilst working completely blind, having removed the battery it is just possible. The one on the otherside requires either the bumper grill and light cluster to be removed or the hydraulic suspension cylinder! Fingers crossed I don't need to do that one. And I know someone with a Megan - who's normal local garage refused to change it for him - as there is no way I'm charging you 2 hours labour to do a bulb.

I'm not sure its done to create more money for the manufacturer from service/repair work - but rather just crap design - which is intended to be as quick to manufacture and assemble as possible and they ignore how easy it is to replace.
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Damn and there was me hoping you of all people would have had the answer for me.

Gonna see how good there "Landrover Assistance" is tonight on the way home me thinks naturally I would have been stopped by the Police and told to stop at the next services on the motorway and buy a bulb and fit it!!!
Landrover Assistance on their way now
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