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How many light bulbs have you replaced?

My 2008 Cabriolet has 34,500 miles on it. I have had to replace five light bulbs in less than two years. This is the only “mechanical” problems I have had. I’m not complaining but that seems like an unusual amount of bulbs in a short period of time. I have driven other cars for years without replacing the original bulbs.

Dealer claims it is the vibration from the car that causes the bulbs to go bad.

Has anyone else had similar experiences with bulbs?

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Two separate cars, more than two years time, zero bulbs replaced.
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37K miles on car purchased in Sep 2008. I replaced one low beam headlight bulb a few weeks ago.
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1 car, 26 months, 24,5k miles: one low beam headlight before I switched to HID's (and the lights are on as DRL's too.)
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40K on the smart. replaced both within a month of each other sometime last year.

Other cars, yes they may have gone forever without a bulb change, but I couldn't see $h!* with those cars at night
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19 months, 12K only 1 tail light bulb
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1 front marker light and two break/tail lights.... Switched to HID's over a year ago and no problems with them!!
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I just switched all to LED. Have replaced 0 bulbs due to failer sofar ( 20,500 mile) Check your grounds. Loose grounds are bulb killers
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25 months in an 08 cabrio with just 1 tail light, about 2 weeks ago.
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over two years, always turn lights on before driving, zero blown bulbs.
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