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Presuming that the advice given here is correct...

You don't actually need the spare bulb kit to be legal in France, however if you're stopped with a defective light, it seems you're expected to sort it there and then or be guilty of a further offence.

I would be inclined to carry spares for all of the tail lights, but I wouldn't be too bothered about the front ones. The probability of a Xenon failing is slim, and if the VS is anything like most other modern Renaults, they'll be near enough impossible to change at the roadside anyway.

I read somewhere that, if the manual specifies that a bulb requires dealer replacement, the French police will call a local dealer out and they're required to change the bulb free of charge (presumably you get to pay for the replacement part.) I'm not sure how true that is though.
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Cheers guys,

Have got a warning triangle, high vis jackets, first aid kit etc, so it was mainly light adjustments I was wanting to know about.

Anyone know the spec of the rear lights as standard on the VS, so I can get spare bulbs for the rear too?

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Probably a little more expensive that Halfords or alike, but the dealers used to sell a boxed set of spare bulbs that would fit
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Originally Posted by hu88ertvelsat View Post

Anyone know the spec of the rear lights as standard on the VS, so I can get spare bulbs for the rear too?

Rears are all standard fit bulbs (makes a change)

brake/tail lights are 380
indicators are 581
fog & reverse are 382's
number plate 501
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