Hymer Melting Fog Lamps

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  1. TeeMyob

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    I had recently replaced the foam insulation on the bonnet of our A - Class Hymer B644 2000 MY.

    Sat in traffic in the heat, we suddenly noticed a burning smell. Panic set in and as soon as we could, I pulled over to check and found the foam to be fine. We just put it down to maybe someone burning tyres.

    The other day whilst looking to see if I could fit A/C, I noticed it was the fog lamps that had melted. I must have knocked the switch.

    It seems these Hella made lamps are a common failure on Hymer and London Cabs.

    Not wanting the same thing to happen again. Does anyone know of an alternative replacement brand?

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    Seems there are a few on here and the other sites that have!

    All seem to have either not replaced them or gone with the same model!
     
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    Maybe an LED bulb in original type.
     
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    I like that Idea, I guess the problem may be finding decent ones that don't have a permanent drain on the battery when turned off@!.
     
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    I don't understand the "turned off" bit. Unless you have CANBUS which could be a problem with lower wattage.

    You will not get an LED as good as the original but does that matter, aren't they just for show ?
     
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    Ours melted too, it's a common problem. I just taped them up and forgot about them, don't need them anyway.
     
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