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Old 07-03-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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My Silverstar lowbeam headlamps both burned out within a few days of each other. They were in the car a total of 14 months. Is this typical of Silverstar? I know their foglamps don't last long, but I thought the headlamps would be good for a long time.

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its more of a good luck/bad luck kinda thing. i have had mine in the ssei for 2+ years, a pair in my truck for just under two years, and a full set in my parents lesabre for almost three years and i have had ZERO problems
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there seems to be ALOT more failures in the 2000+ than the 92-99
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there seems to be ALOT more failures in the 2000+ than the 92-99
i just came in and read this thread and now mine is out on the passenger side
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The cars with DRL'* clearly burn them more often and they burn out quicker. SS was contacted regarding these lights and the failures we have seen. Apparently because they are considered a performance light they burn very hot and that leads to their demise. SS said the expected life is approximately a year.
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actually bill believe it or not burning the DRL'* at the low wattage actually increases there lifespan....and if his lowbeams went out then the DRL'* wernt a issue, the 2000+ have the DRL'* in the highs
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The DRLs on 2k+ are low voltage on the highbeam... and i burned out both low beams and neither high beams yet
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The cars with DRL'* clearly burn them more often and they burn out quicker. SS was contacted regarding these lights and the failures we have seen. Apparently because they are considered a performance light they burn very hot and that leads to their demise. SS said the expected life is approximately a year.
that sucks
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So shoot me for quoting Willwren!!! If that guy only knew one stinking thing about a bonneville we'd be all set.

kinda funny...he'* gonna ban me for that one...lol
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We see more failures on the 96-2005'*. I believe it'* because the 92-95 headlamp assemblies are less prone to vibration (naturally damp the vibration).

Ryan seems to be an exception to the rule (from his post above). My SS'* are 2 years old and running strong.
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