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599 Lamp Failure warning

Discussion in '612/599' started by LWR550, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. LWR550

    LWR550 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
    272
    East Sussex
    Driving my 599 this morning, I got a "Lamp Failure" warning that has persisted through a few cycles of turning the car on and off.

    I've tested all the lights visually and all seem fine.

    Is this kind of warning a stored fault? i.e a light could have blipped and now is a stored fault code that needs clearing? Or is it a real-time fault code?

    Not a fan of resetting the ECU, but will do so if that's a known fix to an issue like this.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. George Vosburgh

    George Vosburgh F1 Rookie

    May 26, 2011
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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Clearing the codes is the first thing I would try.
     
  3. LWR550

    LWR550 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
    272
    East Sussex
    Found the culprit. It’s my drivers side Daytime Running Light (DRL) LED strip. Can this be replace by an amateur like me?
    Btw it’s a uk car
     
  4. Motob

    Motob Formula 3
    Professional Ferrari Technician

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Brian Brown
    It is not an LED. It is a regular H6W halogen bulb. If you look in your owners manual it gives you the instructions on how to replace it.

    Brian Brown
    San Francisco Motorsports
     
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  5. LWR550

    LWR550 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
    272
    East Sussex
    thanks for your reply Brian.

    just to check, so, even though they look like an LED strip, they are just a strip of lenses with a regular halogen bulb behind?
     
  6. Motob

    Motob Formula 3
    Professional Ferrari Technician

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Yes, the single halogen bulb lights up the long strip of lenses in the headlight assembly. Did you look in your owners manual?

    Brian Brown
    San Francisco Motorsports
     
  7. Rex71

    Rex71 Formula Junior
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    Instructions in pages 119 & 120 of the owner's manual (click here)
     
  8. LWR550

    LWR550 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
    272
    East Sussex
    Thanks Brian and Rex71

    I did take a look a the owners manual, but was hoping it would would say something like DRL or Daytime Running Light - it only refers to "the front direction indicator bulb" and "the position light bulb".

    I'm assuming it's the "position light bulb" that lights up the strip. Is that correct?
     
  9. Rex71

    Rex71 Formula Junior
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    #9 Rex71, Jan 13, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2020
    I believe that is correct.

    Some owners considered installing LEDs in place of the old bulb, but that will trigger an electrical failure alarm. You can find more info in this old thread or search in the 360/430 section.

    I suggest to install the original bulbs.
     
  10. LWR550

    LWR550 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
    272
    East Sussex
    Thanks all. Bulbs ordered. Nice project for the weekend
     

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