Re: 2001 V70 Multiple Bulb failures
"Niels Bengaard" <bengaardFJERNDETTE@tdcadsl.dk> wrote in message
> > I have a 2001 V70 Wagon and I am experiencing a high number of bulb
> > failures. I just recently purchased the car (2-3 months back) and have
> > already gone through a set of headlights and 2 rear tail lights. I
> > have owned MANY cars in the past and rarely do I ever have to replace
> > bulbs, and most certainly not this common in just 2-3 months. I have
> > read some past posts about possible electrical problems, or people
> > simply switching to a different type of bulb... I am wondering if any
> > one has come across a specific answer as to why this happens and what I
> > can do to stop it!
> > Car is awesome if it wasn't for the bulbs going out seemingly every
> > other week.
> > Sean
> Check the voltage on the battery when the car is running, it might be to
> high, that is above 14.4 volts.
> If so you need to have the alternator repaired.
That's what was wrong with mine with the same problem, though intermittant
so test it thoroughly. Alternator is the one thing I've had to fix on every
car I've owned. Attually had more luck with generators which only seemed to
need bearings & brushes.