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Day Time Running Light Housing Melting?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ShadesOfGrey, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    ShadesOfGrey

    ShadesOfGrey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I installed some aftermarket BHLM housings a little over a month ago. The passenger side housing ended up fogging up, and when I was going to put in the replacement I wasn't able to get the amber bulb out. I pulled til the bulb disconnected from its housing and noticed the plastic had melted on the inside, deforming the hole. The replacement has now fogged up and I have another on the way, and again that bulb will not come out.

    Has anyone had this happen before? I'm open to any suggestions. I plan on adding another line of silicone to the new housing and doing the same to the driver's side one. Any help would be awesome.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    There are a few threads on this. Search "melting" for the thread title. Mine are fine and I drive during the day more often then at night so they are on a lot.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    ShadesOfGrey

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    Thanks a lot, I will search more. This had me baffled. Do your's have a reflective surface on the bowl of that housing or is it all black?
     
  4. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Reflective bowl.

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  5. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Ok, thanks. The bowls on the BHLM housings I bought are all black in that area, no reflective surface. Any chance that would be heating it up enough to maybe help cause the hole the bulb goes through to melt?
     
  6. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    ShadesOfGrey

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    Any help or thoughts would be great...
     
  7. Aug 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    No because guys with stock lights are having problems.
     
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