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Old 11-02-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Well I noticed last night just after starting my car the "Headlamp Sensor" light came on. And sure enough one of my low beams was blown. I just bought them like 2 months ago, 3 at most, and it was already busted. They were called "Hyper White" 55W.... I thought they were cheap when I got them but I got them anyway

I drove 80 miles all the home from Binghamton with one headlight and two 55W driving lights. Thank God I bought these Driving Lights/angel eyes or I wouldn't have been able to see anything

Tomorrow I'm getting Silverstar Low Beams.
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It'* about time you got those Silverstars.
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yep i had street glow lows and they lasted 2 monthes at the most
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Just bad luck. I have had my xenon-plasma el-cheapo head lamp bulbs in for over three years without a problem. Sometimes bulbs just go
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Just bad luck. I have had my xenon-plasma el-cheapo head lamp bulbs in for over three years without a problem. Sometimes bulbs just go
Yeah I've had my Matrix bulbs for quite some time. $20 for a set, seems cheap to me.
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I bought the silverstars for my Malibu ( on the road all the time) and what a difference. I love them. I couldn't get the driving lights from the place I got them ( canadian tire) so I got some plasma bulbs. I can't beleive GM put 27 watt bulbs for driving lights as factory, what usless piece of #[email protected]

Once the bonneville is back on the road I am getting the silverstars for HER ( the car and the fiance, lol) since my fiance gets to drive it while I am out of town all the time.
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Capt Obvious says: Make sure you NEVER touch the glass. Main cause of pre-mature bulb failure. Not accounting, of course, for Monday or Friday parts...
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Yeah, on any main bulbs (e.g. not corners) MOS is very right. The oils in your fingers will cause the bulb to break very quick.
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Of course he is, I mean, I am! Also, even if it doesn't break the glass, the oils will also contribute to heat build up, weakening the filament (more common).
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Of course he is, I mean, I am! Also, even if it doesn't break the glass, the oils will also contribute to heat build up, weakening the filament (more common).
And if you do have to touch the bulb for whatever reason, wipe it off with a CLEAN towel.
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