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RAC emergency bulb kit £2.69 instore @ Home Bargains

£2.69 @ Home Bargains
put these on hukd a couple of months ago. worth buying if your calling in home bargains, still available, bought in Huddersfield yesterday. their website is rubbish so doesn't have a link, much chea…
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put these on hukd a couple of months ago.
worth buying if your calling in home bargains, still available, bought in Huddersfield yesterday.
their website is rubbish so doesn't have a link, much cheaper than buying a few bulbs from halfords.
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#1
Can't go drone for a few quid even if they are cheap. They can get you back in the road until you get a better quality.
#2
Mr Mac
Can't go drone for a few quid even if they are cheap. They can get you back in the road until you get a better quality.


​replaced a couple of my headlight bulbs with these in June for the MOT as the old ones were discoloured, there still fine.
9 Likes #3
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
#4
Great value.
#5
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?


​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
#6
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.

It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.
6 Likes #7
GDB2222
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.

I was going to mention my Volvo V50 is fantastic, all relatively accessible and all very easy to do. My wife's merc almost got a sledgehammer through the window when I tried to replace a bulb!!!

I'd encourage anyone considering buying a car to challenge the dealer to demonstrate how easy it is to change the bulb. If it's hard/impossible, it's by design and you can expect a very expensive experience living with that car.
#8
That's a good tip villageidiot
#9
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?


​halfords change it for you for a little fee.
2 Likes #10
villageidiotdan
GDB2222
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.
I was going to mention my Volvo V50 is fantastic, all relatively accessible and all very easy to do. My wife's merc almost got a sledgehammer through the window when I tried to replace a bulb!!!
I'd encourage anyone considering buying a car to challenge the dealer to demonstrate how easy it is to change the bulb. If it's hard/impossible, it's by design and you can expect a very expensive experience living with that car.
Makes you wonder why if manufacturers want you to buy their vehicles, do they sit down at the design stage and say let's make that bulb really hard to change because we can.
#11
sb170
villageidiotdan
GDB2222
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.
I was going to mention my Volvo V50 is fantastic, all relatively accessible and all very easy to do. My wife's merc almost got a sledgehammer through the window when I tried to replace a bulb!!!
I'd encourage anyone considering buying a car to challenge the dealer to demonstrate how easy it is to change the bulb. If it's hard/impossible, it's by design and you can expect a very expensive experience living with that car.
Makes you wonder why if manufacturers want you to buy their vehicles, do they sit down at the design stage and say let's make that bulb really hard to change because we can.


​see my post above, to change a fuse the handbook says its a dealer job.
it would have been easy to put a access panel in to the fuse board but Renault in their wisdom made it so you have to remove so many bits including the battery and tray to get to the fuse.
#12
sb170
villageidiotdan
GDB2222
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.
I was going to mention my Volvo V50 is fantastic, all relatively accessible and all very easy to do. My wife's merc almost got a sledgehammer through the window when I tried to replace a bulb!!!
I'd encourage anyone considering buying a car to challenge the dealer to demonstrate how easy it is to change the bulb. If it's hard/impossible, it's by design and you can expect a very expensive experience living with that car.
Makes you wonder why if manufacturers want you to buy their vehicles, do they sit down at the design stage and say let's make that bulb really hard to change because we can.

Indeed. I believe the majority of their profits come from dealer services/maintenance - the Polaroid business model! I think they rely on our apathy not to care.
#13
Headlamp out in my polo to change bulb, not a problem for anyone technically minded but a right nightmare for someone that isn't
#14
Heated, always carry a spare set in our cars.
#15
scarface77
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​halfords change it for you for a little fee.

I think you will find it's dependant on the model, ones where you have to remove parts of the engine they will not touch.
#16
villageidiotdan
sb170
villageidiotdan
GDB2222
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.
I was going to mention my Volvo V50 is fantastic, all relatively accessible and all very easy to do. My wife's merc almost got a sledgehammer through the window when I tried to replace a bulb!!!
I'd encourage anyone considering buying a car to challenge the dealer to demonstrate how easy it is to change the bulb. If it's hard/impossible, it's by design and you can expect a very expensive experience living with that car.
Makes you wonder why if manufacturers want you to buy their vehicles, do they sit down at the design stage and say let's make that bulb really hard to change because we can.
Indeed. I believe the majority of their profits come from dealer services/maintenance - the Polaroid business model! I think they rely on our apathy not to care.
Agree not many things you can do on a modern car without specialist tools (expensive to buy for one use against paying a garage) why can't they use the bolts etc to fit tools already on the market, oh to make money. I can remember helping my dad on cars when I was younger Morris ital, Morris marina, triumph herald you could fix everything yourself with a standard socket set and spanners. Mind you we had to work on them every weekend to keep them running. So things have improved for the better, just wish they would keep simple jobs simple.
#17
shadey12
sb170
villageidiotdan
GDB2222
shadey12
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​yes, some are, some are not.
friend of mines cars starter motor failed to work, in the handbook it said to change a fuse under the bonnet you had to take it to dealer, google, YouTube, couple of hours and a 10p fuse we got it sorted.
It gets faster with practice. My Volvo seems to eat headlight bulbs. I can now do the job in about 3 minutes. The first time was more like 20.
I was going to mention my Volvo V50 is fantastic, all relatively accessible and all very easy to do. My wife's merc almost got a sledgehammer through the window when I tried to replace a bulb!!!
I'd encourage anyone considering buying a car to challenge the dealer to demonstrate how easy it is to change the bulb. If it's hard/impossible, it's by design and you can expect a very expensive experience living with that car.
Makes you wonder why if manufacturers want you to buy their vehicles, do they sit down at the design stage and say let's make that bulb really hard to change because we can.
​see my post above, to change a fuse the handbook says its a dealer job.
it would have been easy to put a access panel in to the fuse board but Renault in their wisdom made it so you have to remove so many bits including the battery and tray to get to the fuse.
My Peugeot 307, let's put the cigarette lighter (auxiliary port) right in front of the gear stick so any cables get in the way of gear changing, did they think no one would use it for that?.
#18
Renault Meganes are famous for if soneone has to change a bulb.

Under EU regs you are supposed to able to change a bulb at the roadside. Bit like the quoted MPG it is about time manufacturer's were held to account.

Edited By: Proveright on Jan 15, 2017 17:14
#19
scarface77
​halfords change it for you for a little fee.

Unless you have a car that's hard to change bulbs on, like my Renault.
#20
I have bought these before. Whilst the smaller bulbs are ok the headlight bulbs last maybe 3 to 6 months max. Consequently I don't buy these kits anymore but they are handy if have in the car if you get stopped. Not sure if we still have police who stop people now but if you got a light out and you got a bulb kit they can't nick you. Handy for abroad too.

If you got a headlight out though do yourself a favour and buy one from a proper shop. It takes nearly 30 minutes and some scraped knuckles to do one side on my Mazda 6 so worth the extra in buying a decent brand from a motor factor.
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Smartguy1
I have bought these before. Whilst the smaller bulbs are ok the headlight bulbs last maybe 3 to 6 months max. Consequently I don't buy these kits anymore but they are handy if have in the car if you get stopped. Not sure if we still have police who stop people now but if you got a light out and you got a bulb kit they can't nick you. Handy for abroad too.

If you got a headlight out though do yourself a favour and buy one from a proper shop. It takes nearly 30 minutes and some scraped knuckles to do one side on my Mazda 6 so worth the extra in buying a decent brand from a motor factor.


​I better be careful then, had two of these headlight bulbs in since June 2016 and a driving front bulb in from June 2015.
#22
Mr Mac
Can't go drone for a few quid even if they are cheap. They can get you back in the road until you get a better quality.
Can't go drone is this a anagram oO
#23
remember if your changing a halogen bulb DONT handle the glass with your fingers as it can leave grease and shorten bulb life,
if you touch the glass wipe them clean.
#24
shadey12
remember if your changing a halogen bulb DONT handle the glass with your fingers as it can leave grease and shorten bulb life,
if you touch the glass wipe them clean.
Yes i read this before when changing my house lights as most only lasted 3 weeks but i think it was just cheap bulbs for me.
#25
shadey12
Smartguy1
I have bought these before. Whilst the smaller bulbs are ok the headlight bulbs last maybe 3 to 6 months max. Consequently I don't buy these kits anymore but they are handy if have in the car if you get stopped. Not sure if we still have police who stop people now but if you got a light out and you got a bulb kit they can't nick you. Handy for abroad too.
If you got a headlight out though do yourself a favour and buy one from a proper shop. It takes nearly 30 minutes and some scraped knuckles to do one side on my Mazda 6 so worth the extra in buying a decent brand from a motor factor.
​I better be careful then, had two of these headlight bulbs in since June 2016 and a driving front bulb in from June 2015.

I may have just been unlucky. I bought mine from Asda at £4.99 at different times as they only come with one headlight bulb. They were still the RAC ones, not like the RAC make bulbs but like I said they are handy to have as spares. I had no issue with the smaller bulbs just the headlight ones that failed on mine.
#26
Probably of little use to anybody but so many times I have seen these kits in Lidl or Aldi and not been able to remember whether my car was H4 or H7 (I've had both). When I last had to change a bulb, I realised that H4 bulbs have three blades and H7 have two - a number 4 has three lines and a number 7 has two.
#27
flamesong
Probably of little use to anybody but so many times I have seen these kits in Lidl or Aldi and not been able to remember whether my car was H4 or H7 (I've had both). When I last had to change a bulb, I realised that H4 bulbs have three blades and H7 have two - a number 4 has three lines and a number 7 has two.


​this kit has 1 h4 and 1 h7, and all the other bulbs and fuses.
#28
powerbrick
scarface77
powerbrick
Have you any idea how hard it is to change a simple bulb in a modern car?
​halfords change it for you for a little fee.

I think you will find it's dependant on the model, ones where you have to remove parts of the engine they will not touch.


Halfords have removed parts of my engine a few times to replace bulbs

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