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i have had this car since june 2006.<p>i have had this car in the shop numerous times.<p>i already had 7 bulbs replaced, now ive got two more out and someone is telling me it is probably my voltage regulator that needs to be replaced.<p>would a voltage regulator cause my bulbs to blow out several times in two months?<p>im very disappointed that now i have my dream car, it is turning out to be such a high maintenance vehicle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: more problems with my 02 s80 t6 (furnishu)

wow that iws a lot of blulbs. curios, where were the bulbs? i've lost two fog lights in 1 1/2 years. if they were all the same type of bulb you might blame a bad lot. do you loose bulbs you replaced? i suppose it would take a rather large over voltage to blow that many bulbs that quickly.
 

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well, it could be a voltage regulator i suppose...or it could be the fact that you are touching the bulbs themself with your bare skin. the oils in your hand cause a very short life for bulbs. just a thought.
 

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Re: more problems with my 02 s80 t6 (furnishu)

Sorry to hear this. I've had my 2002 s80 t6 since February and 0 problems. No blown bulbs, everything works as it should. Mine is certified and now has 60,000 miles and had 49.000 miles when I bought it so I've driven a lot.<p>Just, jump on whoever works on it and hopefully these problems will work themselves out.
 

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Re: more problems with my 02 s80 t6 (furnishu)

there was a recall/upgrade for that problem. You might want to find out if it has been done.
 

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are the bulbs for sure being blown? i've read about sensors incorrectly sensing blown bulbs and giving an errant bulb failure message, especially in the rear (position bulbs?). the obvious way to check this is to look, which i'm assuming you've done with that many going bad.<p>from what i understand, the problem with the errant bulb failure message is because the sensor compares the resistance/current draw of the two bulbs against each other. if they're different, it assumes one is bad. <p>i've heard that replacing both of a pair of bulbs with the same kinda/brand keeps this from happening, since bulbs from a different manufacturer or different age can have different resistances. <p>then again, this might not be your problem.
 

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my dad's 2001 s80 t6 had the same problem. i had to replace his tail bulbs and head light at least 8 times in a month or two... eventually, the problem just went away. but he did have to replace one of his abs modules.
 
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