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Old 12-01-2007, 12:33 AM   #1
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My driver side for light keeps burning out on my 02 se. I've replaced it twice in the past 4 months. What would be causing this? (just to let you know I never touch the light with my bare hands when installing it. nor never touch the actual glass of the bulb)
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usually when bulbs burn out like that, its because of moisture. do you notice the dew inside the housing?
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Try a Sylvania Long Life bulb, see if lasts any longer.
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i'm running silverstars already. The thing is they shouldn't burn out after 2 months. My passenger side is still going strong. It'* just the driver side keeps burning out. and silverstars aren't cheap her. $26 each
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try putting a little dab of dielectric on the contacts, not a lot. If you changed the whole assemble you might have better luck. I stopped putting bulbs in the 92, they would never last. In the 97, they never burn out. Go figure.
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Is there any sign of a black oxidation on the plug contacts?
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I may be wrong, but I could have sworn I've seen posts related to the issue that silver star'* don't last in the fog lights for some odd reason... I'd do a search.
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I may be wrong, but I could have sworn I've seen posts related to the issue that silver star'* don't last in the fog lights for some odd reason... I'd do a search.
Yes, several have reported that the Silverstar fog lights only last around 3 months at most.
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I've used the Silverstar a few times & never will again, they never last more than a few months.
As for yours burning out on one side only. Check the voltage of each side with a multi meter. It'* not very common but you could be getting move voltage to the driver side for some reason & burning it up sooner.
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