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Old 03-21-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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Halogen headlight life

Anyone else have their 8 with halogen headlights (base model) go through bulbs? I've now had the third burned out bulb in about 6 months.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:12 PM   #2
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did you touch the bulb with your hands?
If not, could be a short somewhere. How many miles on your car? year?
I'd swing down to the dealership if you can
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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sorry, was in a bit of a rush with the initial post.

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04 Base 6MT. just over 60k miles.
I was extremely careful to not touch the bulb when installing...for all 4 I've replaced over the winter. Stock bulbs burned out, so I replaced them with sylvania ultra white (or something similar) which lasted for about 4000 miles. When they burned out, I replaced them again with just a standard h7 halogen bulb, which only lasted about 2500 miles.

Initially only one headlight burned out, but I replaced both. The replacements both burned out on the same day (wife and I had to drive home with highbeams on). The most recent has been only the drivers side to burn out.
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