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Old 01-29-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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After thirteen months, one of my Silverstar headlight lamps is burned out!

If I recall correctly, the warranty on these bulbs is one year? Hopefully this is an odd ball as I would hope these lamps would last at least as long as the oem bulbs?

In anycase, can someone please remind me - do I have to remove the whole lamp assembly to get at replacemeent of the running light lamp bulb?

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You don't have to, but i found it'* easier to do. It'* only 2 bolts and they pop right out. I have gone through 3 bulbs already (i'm thinking its the constantly changing temperatures between hot and VERY cold). However i found the XD5'* they sell one e-bay are 10x'* better than the Silverstars. I have had both. However make sure u get the right watage. I was sent 80w'* by accident and fried the wiring harnass on the lights.
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Thanks jayare627 - I replaced the Silverstar for today and the next time around, I will replace both bulbs and follow your recomendation for alternate bulbs.
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I had a left low beam go out 1 month ago (13 months after I bought it). Replaced it but I hope this isnt common.
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I've had all 4 of my headlights burn out exactly 13 months after i bought them too. both low beams and both high beams burned out all within a week of eachother. $80 for headlights once a year is really too much.
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I've given up on the Silverstars. I've had both low beams burn in under a year. The 880 fog lights only lasted months.
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Osram/sylvania themselves say they're only good for one year. That'* the price to play the game.
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Has anyone tried PIAA bulbs? I have heard they last years...
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I have to agree that the length of time on the SilverStars are not long, mine only lasted 8 months but I do a lot of dark driving. However I will continue to use the SilverStars because of the way the lights illuminate the road and objects on the side of the road. I have tried other brands of after market lamps and SilverStars may not be the whitest or highest intensity but that illuminate better for my driving style.

I have not tried the PIAA lamps but I would be interested in other members opinions of the bulbs.
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i have xenon blubs.. from ebay.. and one low beam went out after 4months i'd say..... so its fun driving with that.... thats my project for today...
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