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Multiple exterior lamps out. Should I be concerned?

I recently purchsed a Certified Pre-owned 2012 Overland and my passenger side headlamp (HID) went out. I ordered the lamp and am about to install and i have just now noticed i also have a daytime running light (driver side) lamp out, and also a fog lamp (driver side) out. Should i be worried? I realize it could just be a coincidence. I am not certain if they blew very recently, or if i just didn't notice during my walk around and test drive at the dealership...
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:16 AM
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Re: Multiple exterior lamps out. Should I be concerned?

Don't know where you are, but if you're in a state with vehicle inspection I think the dealer would be required to have all the lights working before you took delivery on a Certified Pre-owned vehicle. I'd take it back and confront the dealer with these problems.
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Re: Multiple exterior lamps out. Should I be concerned?

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Don't know where you are, but if you're in a state with vehicle inspection I think the dealer would be required to have all the lights working before you took delivery on a Certified Pre-owned vehicle. I'd take it back and confront the dealer with these problems.
Agreed.

It could be mere coincidence, but it could also be a wiring problem where the bulbs are OK... If the bulbs are actually bad, I'd go over that vehicle with a fine tooth comb, as that many bulbs out tends to indicate the prior owner was a slob. And possibly that the dealers "checks" consisted of noting whether or not it had wheels and tires.
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Re: Multiple exterior lamps out. Should I be concerned?

Do you know if prior owner lived in an area where salt could cause corrosion in the sockets. I'm thinking either salt water, or someplace where excessive amounts of salt are used on the roads.

But, the first thing to do is follow Jack's suggestion.


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