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Old 08-05-2005, 07:20 AM   #21
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This is believed to be due to DRL'*. Meaning the low beams are on constantly.

The car still runs on a 12V system 96+

Currently I'm very happy with SS'* in my 97. I did disable the DRL'* before putting them in however. It doesn't seem we can merely discount the 96+ years. Being on 100% of the running time of the car increase usage and decreases lifespan in number of days.

also keep in mind that the DRLs on the 2k+ bonnies are a low burn on the high beam.... when i had them both of my lows burned out before either high
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I have two theories that go along with 1993SLE.

1. 2k bonnies and the DRL/headlight vibrating shorten the life.
2. 96+ bonnies with the different headlight vibration design shorten the life.
3. 92-95'* have a different headlight design that allows for more shock damping and vibration management. They cause less mechanical stress to the filaments.

I LOVE my Silver Stars in my 93, and they've been in there since I owned the car (over 2 years). No problems.
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I've had my SS in my Malibu for close to 2 years now I am guessing. I drive ALOT. I spend probably on average 20+ hours a week driving for work, not to mention driving I do besides work, and the lights are on all the time since I have DRL'*. I have had one bulb burn out on me in that time, to me that is pretty damn good. Pretty much any bulb that is on for that many hours is due to burn out.

I put them in the Bonneville when she was put on the road, about a year and a half ago, and they are still fine, but she doesn't get driven as much, by far.
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everyone above is WORNG, I have had my SS in my car for over 2 1/2 years now with no problems, and so has WillWren, The problems are only in the 2000+ that they dont last or some reason

do the SS like i said i have em and love em
1993 SLE, we have members who have written to Sylvania and been emailed back a statement saying that due to the high performance nature of the Silver Star, life expectancy is approximately 1 year.

Each instance and case will vary from car to car and amount the lights are used. Many members with 96+ having DRL (daytime running lights) found the Silver Stars to burn our rather quickly. (A year or less).
ya BIll but everyone that has the SS in the 92-95 have had NO problems.....think about it, and go back and read some posts, from all the 92-95 owners.....no reprots of failures, only the Fogs.....now the 96-99 and the 2000+ are a different story
Speak for yourself.....My fogs are on their 6th bulb, and the lows once one burned out I replaced both of them with a different bulb. the lows burned out within a month, and I've gone through 6 fog bulbs in about 7-8 months...You do the math...


**** SS'*.
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yes the fogs are a chronic problem and i do not recommend anyone used them.....but as the for SS highs and lows, i do recommend them, fo the 92-95 that is
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I put the SS H3'* in to my aftermarket driving/fogs. So far so good and I always run with them on.
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yes the fogs are a chronic problem and i do not recommend anyone used them.....but as the for SS highs and lows, i do recommend them, fo the 92-95 that is
I haven't burned out one bul in the heade lamp since I replaced the lows with something other than SS'. The only reasons the high beems are still good is probably because I never use them.
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I put the SS H3'* in to my aftermarket driving/fogs. So far so good and I always run with them on.
i did the same thing before i installed my AE'*, SS H3'* are Bright
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I've had the SS in my high & low beams for well over a year.... they are great.
Now the Angel Eyes on the other hand.... I'm going onto my 3rd set... they keep cracking and lettting water in. The first AE set I had I used the org AE H3 bulbs... the 2nd set I used SS H3 bulbs.... they lasted about the same amount of time. The 3rd set I'm going to use PIAA'*.... but I'm also going to use a plexiglass shield incase rocks are breaking them.
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u got the euro dezighns off ebay for 12 bucks for head lights and 12 bucks for fog lights and im happy with them cause they are hid and they are alot brighter than stock
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