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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Are gloves necessary when changing bulbs?

 

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osita, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Lemoore, CA, March 21, 2009, 21:39
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Is it true that bulbs (i.e. taillights bulbs, turn signal bulbs) should only be handled with gloves and not bare hands?

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    Russ April 03, 2009, 10:24
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    Yes, it is true some of the new light bulbs should not be toughed. The oils on your skin will leave a residue on the bulb which will shorten it's life. Halogen bulbs are the most common bulbs affected by this issue but a good rule would be not to touch any bulb if you are not sure. Gloves are not necessary - holding a towel or rag in your hand is ok, just don't touch the bulb directly with your fingers. Check with your local parts store or VW dealer for specific bulb information.

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    osita, March 24, 2009, 22:31
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    Was is the size of the turn signal bulb?

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