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Offline scotland67

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Bend lighting
« on: 04 December 2017, 18:50 »
Message came up on the display between the main dials indicating a fault with the lights that come on when you turn a corner. Basically they are now not working.
Anyone had a problem with those and was the fix easy (and cheap)
Booked into my excellent local garage, who has Bosch diagnostic equipment, on Wednesday.
Hopefully they can fix it, I’ll let you know the outcome.

Offline Watts

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #1 on: 04 December 2017, 19:15 »
Bulb(s) gone?
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Offline Booth11

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #2 on: 04 December 2017, 19:42 »
Usually get error message when bulb has gone.
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Offline JohnH

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #3 on: 04 December 2017, 20:27 »
yeah, you get quite a doom laden and expensive fix sounding message when it's probably just a cheap H7 cornering light that's gone

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #4 on: 04 December 2017, 22:18 »
Really common on the mk7... Get them to swap them both and save you time and money. The other one will blow in days from now...

The mk7.5 has led ones integral with the led headlights... I wonder what happens when those blow...gonna be expensive

Offline monsta

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #5 on: 06 December 2017, 20:19 »
Yeah mine started coming on today, it's the bulb that points sideways as you turn at slow speeds.


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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #6 on: 06 December 2017, 20:26 »
Really common on the mk7... Get them to swap them both and save you time and money. The other one will blow in days from now...

The mk7.5 has led ones integral with the led headlights... I wonder what happens when those blow...gonna be expensive

Cheaper to replace them yourself and easy job that takes less than 5minutes.

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #7 on: 06 December 2017, 22:31 »
OP assuming you referring to the cornering bulbs, i.e the yellowy middle light with the reflector bulb that come on when you steer left and right and are on in reverse gear.  If so, why not replace with brighter white H7 bulbs as many of us do.  I replaced mine with Philips Diamond Vision bulbs and as above it takes 5 mins.  Much better match for the xenons too.

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Offline scotland67

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #8 on: 07 December 2017, 08:58 »
problem solved! It was the bulbs as a few of you thought it might be.

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Re: Bend lighting
« Reply #9 on: 07 December 2017, 12:38 »
OP assuming you referring to the cornering bulbs, i.e the yellowy middle light with the reflector bulb that come on when you steer left and right and are on in reverse gear.  If so, why not replace with brighter white H7 bulbs as many of us do.  I replaced mine with Philips Diamond Vision bulbs and as above it takes 5 mins.  Much better match for the xenons too.

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I think they are the same as I had in my CC, must get round to putt ing them in the Golf.
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