This vehicle chews through light bulbs


coolkat25
02-16-2009, 06:17 PM
Has anyone noticed that these vehicle are extremely hard on exterior light bulbs. The taillights and headlights MIGHT last 6 months before they need to be replaced. This is not isolated to my van only. We have other sprinters, 2 - 2006 and 1 - 2008. Dealership has NO comment!!

dorman68
05-18-2009, 02:18 PM
I have heard that the sockets for the tail lights become corroded and cause various electrical problems.

toddman67
05-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Are they of the 3157 wedge Variety?

If so... you can now get #4111k & 4114k (Wagners) which are suppose to be H/D.
I started using these on the DRL's for the GM trucks. So far so good!
I purchased them through NAPA. A little more expensive but if they last.

toddman67
05-18-2009, 05:08 PM
Disregard my last post aparently the sprinters use the bayonet style bulb.
They make these bulbs in LED now, which might help your situation. Sorry I don't have part numbers for them.

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