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Old 04-14-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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Has anyone had a problem with the Silver Star fog lamps #880, prematurely burning out?

I put a set on my 2003 SSEi in January. After 30 days, one burned out and I replaced it. Now, the other fog lamp has burned out? As far as I am aware, these bulbs are replacements for the factory bulbs with no increase in wattage. Is it just a coincidence, that I have had two burn out so quickly - perhaps a bad batch? I have my fog lamps always turned on.

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Alot of people have had these problems... to my knowledge I don't think anyone has contacted slyvannia. After installing my hella'*, I would reccomend a full lamp swap to anyone, just FYI. Good luck getting this cleared up...
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Does hella have a fog lamp and if so do you have the number? Are they brighter than the Silver Stars?

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The silver stars seem to produce a lot more heat than the standard 880 causing them to fail early

The Hella bulb # should be the same (880)
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Does hella have a fog lamp and if so do you have the number? Are they brighter than the Silver Stars?

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I got the angel eyes by hella. They use a h3 bulb instead of 880. Here is a link to where I got mine...

http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...ory_Code=GPEXT
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I had the same problem. They lasted just over a month. The coating on the bulb seemed to flake off and the both died. Never again.
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I've had the same problem. I installed the SilverStar 880'* in January, three weeks later the right side burned out. (coating at tip appears to have flaked off from overheat) The left side is still operational, I put the old original 880 in the right for the time being. I contacted AutoBarn for an RMA, they sent me an RMA #, I sent the bad bulb back for replacement. If I have another failure, I'll just trash the whole idea of using the 880 ST'* & look into the other alternatives.
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Does hella have a fog lamp and if so do you have the number? Are they brighter than the Silver Stars?

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I got the angel eyes by hella. They use a h3 bulb instead of 880. Here is a link to where I got mine...

http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...ory_Code=GPEXT
Those are the ones i got too
i love um...
bright as hell
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For those looking for an alternative, GET THE HELLA ANGLE EYE'*, the h-3 bulb (55watt'*) is WAY BRIGHTER, than I went and got silver star H-3'* and AMAZING. All lights match and look great, clear corners add to the appeal.

That stinks that several of you have had problems with the 880SS. I tried the brighter bulb in the stock housing in my last car, tried several different bulbs and never was as bright as I wanted. Aftermarket lamps are where it'* at.

The Hella kit is pretty nice, it can be boughten at most pepboys too.
Alternatives are Blazertech 2200 or 3200, also naviagator cyber white I blieve all of these use h-3 bulb and will FAR outshine the wimpy stockers.

Got to do it, the eye'* just look so nice, mine flash with the alarm, only time I really see them, but looks so nice!

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I emailed Sylvania and have still not received any reply? I think I will go back to stock light bulbs until I can locate the "Angel Eyes" in western Canada - that looks like the prefered alternative because I am not going to continue buying Silver Stars!
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