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WTF $7500 for a headlight bulb!!!

Discussion in 'FF/GTC4Lusso/F12/812S' started by msgm1, May 23, 2020 at 11:18 AM.

  1. msgm1

    msgm1 Formula Junior

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    Ok I jest somewhat but not really.

    I wanted to put a new headlight bulb in my FF to try and get more light, I recently replaced the bulbs in my 991 and it made huge difference. So I called FOLI parts department to be told that you cannot replace the bulbs the whole unit is sealed and the cost of a new unit can be up to $7500 per side, WTF!

    Thank goodness the bulb hasn’t failed.

    Has anyone had a headlight bulb fail and if so what did they do?
     
  2. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

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    eurospares quotes a RRP of $2,652 - still far from cheap but better than $7,500.
     
  3. msgm1

    msgm1 Formula Junior

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    I guess thankfully no one has had to replace one!
     
  4. thorn

    thorn F1 Rookie
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    #4 thorn, May 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    You'd expect a company that spends 10 figures designing an engine to be able to design a headlight enclosure that allows for a bulb replacement.

    Then again, we're talking about Ferrari...

    (Edit: Seriously - you can't replace JUST the bulb? That sounds bizarre. Even for Ferrari.)
     
  5. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

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    Just looking at photos of used FF headlights it doesn't look sealed. There's a big rubber cover on the back for the bixenon bulb housing. I'm sure it will be a pain to get access to that area. Either you have to remove the entire headlight (front bumper and all) or get access by removing wheels and fender liners.

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  6. msgm1

    msgm1 Formula Junior

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    That's what the service department told me today, agreed it sounds ridiculous. They also said that they had never had one fail....
     
  7. papou

    papou Formula Junior
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    I believe that is a lot of BS, as they are confusing bulbs with headlights.
    By law, headlights must be constructed in such way that bulbs are
    replaceable.
    In the '60s and '70s cars in the US were built with sealed beams, where the
    headlight was actually the bulb, but since then the regulation was changed
    and the US came out of the dark ages.
    My old 456mcar came with spare bulbs, one for each type in the tool kit, although I
    am not sure if they still do today.
    Regardless, my point is that since bulbs are known to have a limited life
    span, they must be replaceable.
     
  8. msgm1

    msgm1 Formula Junior

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    I would agree, nut try and find a replacement build anywhere on the internet for a FF headlight...out doesn’t exists...
     

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