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While there have been hundreds of people asking "what the heck is this bulb position failure" message I am seeing, I got a new one....why am I NOT seeing this message for a burned out bulb?<br>Not sure how long it's been out, either.
 

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Re: Bulb Position Failure...NOT? (S60R1)

Lower Right Rear
 

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Re: Bulb Position Failure...NOT? (phuz)

LOL, that's a great question Phuz. <p>Maybe the position sensors are only triggered by the upper ones, in which case another question arise...why those particular bulbs?
 

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I think i've changed about 4-5 bulbs since I got my S60, which is almost 2 years, everytime it was the "bulb failure position light". Now it says "left turn signal" bulb failure, even though I see it work but it just blinks really fast. I think I'm going to change the whole socket.
 

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Re: Bulb Position Failure...NOT? (T5 for Life)

Nah, I got the message for a lower right rear.
 

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Re: Bulb Position Failure...NOT? (58ford)

Those sensors suck. <p>I get about 3 BPF warnings a week, and all bulbs are fine. They go out in about 10 seconds. <p>Kind of like my taillights saying "hello, we're still here". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>miha11</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think i've changed about 4-5 bulbs since I got my S60, which is almost 2 years, everytime it was the "bulb failure position light". Now it says "left turn signal" bulb failure, even though <b>I see it work but it just blinks really fast.</b> I think I'm going to change the whole socket.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Isn't that just another sign that a bulb has burnt out? I thought that the resistances of the bulbs was somehow linked to the timing...(?)
 

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When was the last time you checked your Blinker Fluid? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dave_n_ruth</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When was the last time you checked your Blinker Fluid? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Oh man! I don't think that's <i>ever</i> been changed in my car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Where do you get that? IPD?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Oh man! I don't think that's <i>ever</i> been changed in my car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Where do you get that? IPD?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=6" TARGET="_blank">http://kalecoauto.com/index.ph..._id=6</A><p>
 

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Dang, they're sold out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrTippy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dang, they're sold out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Shoot! You're right... Anywhere else I can get it?<p>Also, I didn't realize <A HREF="http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=41" TARGET="_blank">these</A> were actually real!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><A HREF="http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=6" TARGET="_blank">http://kalecoauto.com/index.ph..._id=6</A><p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Love that site <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Weird...thanks for the heads up Joe. I didn't realize those sensors were crap.<p>Anyway, 2 bulbs, $4 later....I'm good to go, lol!
 

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For position lights, you'll only get a failure message for the rears not the fronts.<p>Which means you can swap the parking position lights in the front for LEDs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I got a new one today "check brake lamp". I'll grab someone to step on the brakes, see which one's out.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I got a new one today "check brake lamp". I'll grab someone to step on the brakes, see which one's out.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Just back up to a 7-Eleven or something and look at the reflection in the window.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Just back up to a 7-Eleven or something and look at the reflection in the window.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll see if I can do that for lunch <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>EDIT: rear driver's side brake light out. New bulb installed courtesy of BVV. Kudos to John at BVV <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by S60R1 at 1:24 PM 7-17-2009</i>
 
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