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Head light went out..

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by T-rev, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    T-rev

    T-rev [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well tonight while driving around I notice my headlights were dim so I go and look and my front left light is out. I have upgraded bulbs, they are Pilot Xenon Whites, and I have had them for nearly 9 months now. I check to see if they are plugged in and they are so then I give my high beams a try and they work as good as ever. What gives?!:mad:
     
  2. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    humanoid

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    Those "xenon" bulbs have a short lifespan. Put some new bulbs in and they'll work.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    upgrade to HIDs :]. if you keep getting bulbs every now and then im pretty sure HIDs will last longer in the long run and you'll end up spending less over time and save some $$$.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    tacoholic

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    And get better light output with full HID kits than conventional "HID" bulbs.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:13 AM
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    Those bulbs were probably ~$40? HID kits are ~$70.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:45 AM
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    AND they use half as much power compared to a regular bulb. from what ive heard. :D
     
  7. Jun 6, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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    I believe your light bulb socket or wire harness at one point start melted. go check it out, if just the socket it is easy fix, go to auto parts store & buy one....... if the wire harness it will be suck!!!!
    Also go for a HID, it only sale on ebay like 69.99!! check it out.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    Okay thank you for the replies, I'm not pissed about it because the bulbs only cost like $20 but I will be looking into HID kits because I don't want to keep buying new bulbs
     
  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah I would go with HID's. I'm thinking with the bulb that went out, it is probably the low beam filament taht went out while the high beam filament is still in tact.:rolleyes:
     
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