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  1. #1
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    Default Bulbs blow at higher frequency, Or not ?

    Do bulbs (headlight, turn signal, brake) seems to blow at a high frequency for this car?

    If yes, why?

    Also, noticed they maybe seem to blow more frequently after regular service appointments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauptschein View Post
    Do bulbs (headlight, turn signal, brake) seems to blow at a high frequency for this car?

    If yes, why?

    Also, noticed they maybe seem to blow more frequently after regular service appointments.

    I had this issue with passenger's side low-beam bulb, and driver's side rear lamp. Once the stock of bulb at hand ran out, the new once are lasting fine.
    2001 V70XC - Nautic Blue/ 2-tone Sand/ Premium/ Instant MPG 12 - 63/ Pirelli P4 12/32" - 740/ Duracell 48/ MOBIL-3309/ Pennzoil EURO 5W-40/ Zimmerman Z-coated/ Akebono/ 190K-mi/ Great Lakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauptschein View Post
    Do bulbs (headlight, turn signal, brake) seems to blow at a high frequency for this car?
    If yes, why
    Yes, Perhaps because the parking and headlamps are on all the time. (unless you reprogram that function)

    The turn signals suffer from bad front sockets, and the brake lights suffer from melted assemblies.

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    I always had the lights on during the 13 years of ownership and
    never experienced abnormal short lifetime of bulbs.
    144 GL (1974)--->244 GL (1982)--->940 GLE 2.3i (1992)--->XC70 2.5T (2004)--->XC90 T5 (2018)

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