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Incorrect Bulb Specification in Owner's Manual
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Posted 2/29/2008 12:31 PM
lkchris
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Incorrect Bulb Specification in Owner's Manual

Not a big deal unless you think you're carrying the correct spare bulbs based on information in owners manual.

On my '07--yours may differ--manual states rear brake/tail lights are double-filament bulbs, i.e. 21/4 watts.  (Two per side, BTW.)

Investigation shows they are single-filament bulbs--21 watt--and the car's electrical system apparently runs them at lower voltage when in tail light mode and increases voltage to obtain full brightness when brake pedal depressed.

21/4 watt (double-filament) bulbs in all liklihooed will not operate from these sockets.

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Posted 12/2/2008 10:12 AM
am_beagle
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Re: Incorrect Bulb Specification in Owner's Manual

Thanks, Kent.
Have they corrected the misprint problems ?
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Posted 12/2/2008 1:12 PM
lkchris
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RE: Incorrect Bulb Specification in Owner's Manual

Don't know.  Only manual I've ever seen is mine.

Might guess 08 manuals are correct but have no access to one.

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