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Ford Focus Estate Diesel, 51 plate.

Switched on lights, both headlight dip beams failed at same time.

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    i came to turn my lights on and both of my dipped headlights went at the same time! i now have to drive around with my sides and fogs! until i go to a garage!

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It turned out that the bulbs in the headlights had gone simultaneously. Luckily my son is knowledgeable about cars. He came over and figured out the problem. I had to purchase new bulbs, then my son had to practically dismantle the front of the car to change the bulbs. It was a complicated operation just to replace bulbs, and something I would not have been able to tackle myself. If it had not been for my son. I would have had to spend a fortune at a garage for a mechanic to replace the bulbs for me. What should have been a relatively simple task has become a mammoth operation. In years gone by it would have been a simple task that I could have performed myself. Why do manufacturers design cars so that it is so complicated just to replace the bulbs. There are so many things that have developed faults on this Ford Focus, I will never have another one.

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