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Old 05-14-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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idk if it is just my car or what, but i have replaced my headlights like 4 or 5 times since i got the car last june, any one else dealing with issues like this?
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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Do you mean the bulbs?

Are you touching the bulbs when you install them? The oils from you fingers can and will heat up and cause the bulb to burst prematurely.
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nope, i have woren gloves the last time that i have replaced them

i have replaced bulbs on many of my cars, and these are the only ones that do not last more than a few weeks.





fuck, by now i could have had HID's in there
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mine last for about three to four months. The def burn out quicker in the NG900 than the SPG. I had bulb last in the spg for like three years.... Fog lights are even worse. I go through them like crazy. I hope the HIDs last a lot longer than the opther bulbs. They are $30 bucks a pop...
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What's the actual voltage at the bulb ? Are you using dielectric grease on the bulb/connector terminals ? Are the bulb connectors themselves in good shape ( clean, no corrosion ) ?
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My brother has had his NG for a little more then 2 years now.....IIRC, hes only changed the bulbs once, maybe twice.
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What bulbs are you using? I know from experience, Sylvania Silver Stars do not last long. Another thing, are you replacing one bulb at a time? I replace mine in pairs, both low beam or both high beams.
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I have not had a problem with my headlight bulbs since I got the car in June.

Fog lights, on the other hand, have gone twice.
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What bulbs are you using? I know from experience, Sylvania Silver Stars do not last long. Another thing, are you replacing one bulb at a time? I replace mine in pairs, both low beam or both high beams.
QFT... Also, my orange light relay failed once so I re-soldered the connector where they crack. Lasted awhile longer and failed again. This time soldering did not fix it. So I bought a new one. Ever since I bought a new one my bulbs have been rock solid. Wonder if the failing light control relay had something to do with the bulb life.

FWIW, I also always replace my bulbs in pairs. Then I keep the one good one I took out in the trunk for when I'm on the road and a bulb fails.
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Ive never had to replace my foglights, but have had shitloads of silverstars burn out. Now I am back to the cheap sylvanias and the have lasted quite a while
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turn down the bass or get a cap. I noticed spikes and dips in power from bass make the power go nuts and the filament is very sensitive to that stuff. Only problem is less bass = minus 10-14 whp...
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Fog lights are even worse. I go through them like crazy.
i have replaced them to, only 2 tomes but i was "uni-fog" for like 6 months

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What's the actual voltage at the bulb ? Are you using dielectric grease on the bulb/connector terminals ? Are the bulb connectors themselves in good shape ( clean, no corrosion ) ?
the conections are clean,

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What bulbs are you using? I know from experience, Sylvania Silver Stars do not last long. Another thing, are you replacing one bulb at a time? I replace mine in pairs, both low beam or both high beams.
the bulbs are the cheepo ones, IIRC i had silvanias in there at first
and yes i always replace in pairs

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turn down the bass or get a cap. I noticed spikes and dips in power from bass make the power go nuts and the filament is very sensitive to that stuff. Only problem is less bass = minus 10-14 whp...
i wish i had some beats, but the speakers are all fucked up, i have new ones just not installed
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