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I complained that one of my foglights wasn't working several months ago during routine service before my warranty expired and was told it was broken so it wouldn't be covered.<br>Today I find out the housing had melted which is why it didn't work! This housing is defective, not broken!!!<br>Going in to the dealer to make an issue of this and will make a major scene if this isn't fixed and contact an attorney or use small claims court.<br>Anyone else have this type of experience? I won't mention the dealer until they have the opportunity to rectify this BUT, I will be back to post the outcome.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Melted Foglight housing! (stage4survivor)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stage4survivor</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Going in to the dealer to make an issue of this and will make a major scene if this isn't fixed and contact an attorney or use small claims court.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're gonna hire an attorney and sue for a <A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getLocator&siteid=213668&chapter=ERN9712&appSectionid=2295&groupid=2304&subgroupid=2305&componentid=15663&make=36&model=V70&year=2005&catalogid=2" TARGET="_blank">$111 part</A>?<p>I dunno about you but the time I'd take off work to do that would cost me more than $111. <p>I do agree that the dealer should cover it though. Be polite but firm. No reason to act like a drama queen.<p>Also, if it's only the socket that melted, that part is like 8 bucks plus a bulb.
 

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Re: Melted Foglight housing! (LloydDobler)

Yes, an attorney is probably "over the top". $111? I just checked my invoice that stated "foglight broken" $300 to replace.<br>I am mildly surprised the dealer didn't do the repair and simply bill Volvo as warranty work, there's no question it's defective, it shouldn't become so hot it melts the housing, not the socket. The housing is melted around where the socket sits.
 

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Re: Melted Foglight housing! (stage4survivor)

What likely happened is that the bulb socket broke, causing the bulb to sit too close to the housing and melting it. It is super common for the socket to break at the back of the housing.<p>Your dealer didn't just replace the lamp & bill Volvo because Volvo would have kicked back the claim, and then they would have been footing the bill for your broken lamp.
 

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Re: Melted Foglight housing! (thebracko)

Why would these sockets break "so commonly" if there lens, bulb and housing are undamaged? In addition, these are OEM and never required replacement.I was advised by a certified MB repair shop that this is a design flaw.<br>Your signature is evidence to all which side your "bread is buttered on"
 

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HIDS <p>ditch the stock bulbs. <p>No more problems <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Melted Foglight housing! (stage4survivor)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stage4survivor</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes, an attorney is probably "over the top". $111? I just checked my invoice that stated "foglight broken" $300 to replace.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, I thought it hadn't been fixed yet. You <i>could</i> have fixed it yourself for $111 doing the labor yourself (just a few screws).
 
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