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Old 10-26-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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I just had my second silverstar light burn out in a year! This lights are too expensive to replace this often. One bulb lasted 8 months, the other lasted 4 months. The passenger side light has made it a year so far. Are there any alternatives that last longer and are as bright and good looking? The stock sylvania lights I had in my 88 LeSabre lasted 7 years without burning out... and the silverstars are lasting for me on average of half a year! Seems to me if you pay $20 bucks per freakin bulb they should last longer than half a year.
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Oh, even worse is the fact that it was my low beams... my high beams are probably on about 80% of the time too which makes it even worse. (my high beams also function as my day time running lights and I do most of my driving during the day and sicne I live in the country if I do drive at night my high beams are almost always on.
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just checking, but you made sure not to touch the bulbs while handling them, right? Cool blues are another option, but they're also sylvania, which you probably don't want to return to. Also there are PIAA and APC (i think)
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Well... everyone will say they're crap, But I've had EuroDezigns bulbs in my car for about a year.... They're just as bright as Silverstars and a little more blue. Find them on eBay.
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just checking, but you made sure not to touch the bulbs while handling them, right? Cool blues are another option, but they're also sylvania, which you probably don't want to return to. Also there are PIAA and APC (i think)
naw, didn't touch them. I wore gloves when I did it. I am not looking forward to this at all.. it'* so tight behind the headlights that you can barely even get your hand behind the bulb let alone get it out. I wish I could just remove the headlights to change the bulb.. but you have to remove the front bumper AND fender to get them out! (bolts for the headlight mount are behind the fender and bumper)
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you need a bonneville man......two screws with plastic handles, and the whole assemlby pulls off
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Any chance you are getting a small amount of moisture in the lense. The will reduce bulb life. Also, just wearing gloves will not ensure that the bulb will not get contaminated. Guard the bulb with your life when changeing it. Ive had my Silverstars 9 months and no problems.

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i've had piaa xtreme white plus 9006s for almost 2 years with no problems....whiter and brighter IMHO
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complain to sylvania
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my SS'* have been in since i bought the car, OVER a year.....
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