On or around Wed, 11 Jan 2006 15:57:05 +0000 (UTC), "Harpic"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>A strange tale
>They asked if she had changed a bulb, she admitted it,
>they said it was the wrong type of bulb and was the cause of all the
>software problems on the car.
>They had replaced the bulb and reset the software. All now seems OK
>She went back to the car spares place in Crosspool, Sheffield and told them
>of the problem.
>They said the bulb was the correct one as listed in their book. and showed
>no further interest.
>The shop is now off the xmas card list
chances are that if there *is* a special bulb, the shop's list won't list it
correctly. Shop lists are like that and the disco 3 is almost certainly too
new to be in the lists...
having said that...
>Does the LR explanation stand up, or are they spinning a line?
it does sound a bit like it. more info required. Try contacting another
dealer, pref. one with a reputation for no bullshit, and say "My mate told
me... is it true?"
>If its true then all should beware
>If its unlikely then there could still be a gremlin lurking.
Did the car tell you that a light was out? In other words, is there a
bulb-outage sensing function?
If there is, it's possible that it needs the "right" bulb.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
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