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PainterPaul
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Rear Bulbs

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Where do you get your bulbs from for the brake lights, rear fog lamp?

Rockauto?

How
Can you make sure it’s a
Correct voltage replacement?

Not sure if someone else put the wrong bulb in there.
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Meh. Just get it from fcpeuro, they'll refund you after your first purchased bulb breaks and you buy the replacement.
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I buy Hella brand bulbs from Summit Racing. Very reasonably priced, at least that’s what I’ve experienced.
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Try not to buy the cheapest bulb that fits. Hella is good. No name bulbs not so good. Too much trouble to keep replacing and you may get a ticket for burned out bulbs.
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One strategy I have thought of for beating a bulb ticket is to carry a few in the glovebox and tell officer warning light just went on, have bulb on hand, but couldn't find a safe place to pull over and change it. Could work. Never tried it.
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Post by Georgeandkira »

My gripe with rear lamps is with the odd holders the bulbs go into first.

I have a brake light holder/socket which is not making contact well. Plus a position lamp just went out so I best get back to it.
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Is anyone other than me annoyed at Volvo for changing the owner's manual so as to make bulb sizing a scavenger hunt? They once featured a picture (rear cover) with bulb specs right on the pic and lines to the appropriate light. Super useful. Newer owner's manual, not so much.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
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