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Exterior Bulb Failure after 1300 miles

Kinda bummed, a minor issue but after 2 months and 1300 miles, I was driving and the "Exterior Bulb Failure" light came on. I had to look the light up it seemed pretty obscure, there are a LOT of possible warning lights. Anyway, its on the light to the left of the license plate. But it does seem like an awfully premature failure.
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Kinda bummed, a minor issue but after 2 months and 1300 miles, I was driving and the "Exterior Bulb Failure" light came on. I had to look the light up it seemed pretty obscure, there are a LOT of possible warning lights. Anyway, its on the light to the left of the license plate. But it does seem like an awfully premature failure.
Bad QC at the bulb factory.
I'd replace it and keep on chuggin'.

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Kinda bummed, a minor issue but after 2 months and 1300 miles, I was driving and the "Exterior Bulb Failure" light came on. I had to look the light up it seemed pretty obscure, there are a LOT of possible warning lights. Anyway, its on the light to the left of the license plate. But it does seem like an awfully premature failure.
I just had a rear bulb failure. Guess what? There turns out to be a software update for that, i just got it yesterday.
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What do you mean there's a software update for a bulb failure? The bulb wasn't actually out?
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What do you mean there's a software update for a bulb failure? The bulb wasn't actually out?
I just told you, what they told me. Some instrument cluster update dealing with bulb out and error messages.
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What do you mean there's a software update for a bulb failure? The bulb wasn't actually out?
I was wondering that too.
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I received 6 software updates yesterday, this was one of them
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I received 6 software updates yesterday, this was one of them

Where do you get the updates from??


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Hello all,

I believe I've found the TSB that orthoguy is referring to. The symptom is described as "False exterior light failure messages being displayed in the Instrument Cluster."

TSB 08-071-15

SUBJECT:
Flash: BCM Update To Correct Various Symptoms

OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves updating the Body Control Module (BCM) software.

MODELS:
2015 (BU) Jeep Renegade

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA, EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before June 16, 2015 (MDH 0616XX).

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
The customer may describe one or more of the following:
• The door locks are inoperative when locking/unlocking remotely.
• False activation of the Vehicle Security Alarm.
• False exterior light failure messages being displayed in the Instrument Cluster.
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This kind of update needs to be performed at a FCA dealership.
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