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headlight problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by lve2xlr8_mph, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jun 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    lve2xlr8_mph

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    Does anyone else have to replace aftermarket headlight bulbs often????? I have tryied different types of bulbs (that are blueish white, or white bulbs) and i have to replace at least one bulb every 6months, does anyone else have that problem?????:confused:
     
  2. Jun 11, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    Are they LED?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    lve2xlr8_mph

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    no, they are like the silverstar headlight bulbs. (just brighter bulbs)
     
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    When you replace the bulb next time, purchase some of that light bulb grease they sell over the counter. It's like $2 and will exted the life of your bulbs. I think they go out because of the heat and/or corrosion built up in the socket. The grease will help prevent both.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    ya im know about that grease but i dont have any corrsion or anything but ill try that i guess and see what happens. i have heard that its bc they are hotter, and ive heard that its bc or the metal plug which i thought was kinda retarded.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    anymore suggestions, or is the grease idea the only one
     
  7. Jun 11, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    I don't think it's your bulb connection as much as it is as those bulbs aren't supposed to last more than 6 months, as they are retardedly made. Look at the back of the package, it even says it on there about how because they are brighter, they have a short lifespan.

    Get regular bulbs, or an HID setup and stop wasting your money on those garbage bulbs is my suggestion. :cheers:
     
  8. Jun 12, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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  9. Jun 12, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    I'd say just go HID. you want blue-ish white lights....and longer lasting bulbs....so go to DDM's website and get some HIDs. they're not that expensive, way brighter, and will last a lot longer then regular bulbs (with a warranty too)
     
  10. Jun 12, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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    any type of grease or finger prints on the bulbs glass will do that try wiping the bulbs down with an alcohol swab and clean rag next time
     
  11. Jun 12, 2010 at 1:40 AM
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    If they are the silverstars then don't buy them again. I replaced four of them within 2 years. I will never run them again in my truck or any other car I own.
    *Also, keep your receipts for the Silverstars, they have a 1 year warranty and vatozone or o'reilly's should replace them.
    But seriously, just switch over to something cheaper or a different brand and you won't have anymore problems.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    are they higher wattage bulbs? if they are and thats why they are brighter, then thats the problem. had issues back in the day with my wrx. unless its a stock rating of 55/65W, then they will run bright, and die fast​
     
  13. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    x2. I don't know why the sealed beams may be different, but I've had a pair of Silverstars in my work van since last September & they're still fine.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    thanks everyone, i kinda thought it was bc they are brighter but i was makin sure i wasnt the only one. I think i am goin to go HID, ive always liked them anyways. Thanks Guys:D
     
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