- Spare bulbs for driving in France
Anybody know which ones you need? I bought a small set from Wilko's which covers the main bulbs (indicators, brakes, dipped lights) but doesn't include main beams.
Do I need a set for every bulb, or will what I have suffice? I imagine more often than not as long as I've got something to show them that'll be enough as –
1) I'm not likely to be stoppedPosted 7 years ago
2) They're unlikely to know what a full replacement consists ofMrOvershootSubscriber
Of course this is all a big joke as even if you did have said spare bulbs. Many cars now require 1/2 the front removed to change a headlamp bulb!
Friend @ work has a Renault Migraine and in the handbook it suggests taking the car to a dealership to have a lamp changed & trust me in daylight with a trolley jack & a workshop full of tools its not an easy job.
So what's the **** point of carrying them eh?Posted 7 years agomk1fanMember
To put this into context. The French Police can fine you on the spot and expect to take payment too. If you don't pay then they can confiscate the car. There's many a tale of Ferraris etc… being confiscated over the Le Mans weekend.
Now this doesn't mean that they will confiscate your car but the foreign plates make you stick out.
We were stopped last year at a toll booth and given a lecture, no fines even though the owner of the van didn't have all their paperwork. I did so was charged with driving the rest of the journey. We were in a VW T4 van which was in dire need of a full service. That didn't stop the copper stating that we 'must' have been speeding.Posted 7 years ago
When I go to France I carry a spare bulb for all my external lights.scrapriderMember
there laws , there country, if you dont take them and get stopped you will be bleating about it forever, yes its a pain in the ass, ive still got my reflective jackets, only put them on to inspect the damgae some french bint did to my bro in laws car , after she plowed inro the side of it.so yes take it all .Posted 7 years ago
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