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#1 Martyn

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 07:17 PM

heya,

My passenger headlight has blown at 18K miles, 10 months old, has any one ese had similar problems? (side lights and main beam work fine).

1/ Is it under warrenty surely it should last more than 10 months!

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a, If not, what bulbs do i need? i want the blue tinted ones, i think Philips make them
b, How do you change them, i have no idea about cars which is why i buy new ones :lol:

Sorry if its been asked before, but i wanna know if this is another 'Common' Problem...

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#2 ChrisZetecS

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:21 PM

One of mine blew at around 17k miles and 10 months old, replaced it and the second one blew literally the day after :unsure: so be warned :P

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:26 PM

they are very easy to replace, 2 screws one plasic clip and disconnect the power plug to the light. then remove entire light, remove access caps then just twist out bulbs. i have just ordered philips x-treme power for h1's (main beam), philips bluevision for h7's (dipped) and led's for sidelights. should give it the xenon look for sure. will upload pics once all done.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:43 PM

One of mine blew at around 17k miles and 10 months old, replaced it and the second one blew literally the day after :unsure: so be warned :P


how many you used so far and does it come under warrenty, how much should i expect to pay for blue tint ones? do they come singly or pair?

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:50 PM

how many you used so far and does it come under warrenty, how much should i expect to pay for blue tint ones? do they come singly or pair?

thanks


both h1 and h7 come as a pair, get h1's from autobulbs.com 22.50 and you get free bluevision sidelight bulbs. h7's i got from autobulbs.com (ebay shop) - as they were cheaper than their own website 17ish with free bluevision sidelight bulbs.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:34 AM

both h1 and h7 come as a pair, get h1's from autobulbs.com 22.50 and you get free bluevision sidelight bulbs. h7's i got from autobulbs.com (ebay shop) - as they were cheaper than their own website 17ish with free bluevision sidelight bulbs.


please can you send links... sorry if i am a pain, i dont have a clue and will give them to someone else to put in :P

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:36 PM

Both mine have gone within the year.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 03:12 PM

I'm up to about 17k and at least half of that was done at night. Probably gonna have to fork out for some new bulbs within the week then :blink: Goodbye beer money...

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:08 AM

please can you send links... sorry if i am a pain, i dont have a clue and will give them to someone else to put in :P


sorry but bump... i need to order these ASAP.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:12 PM

Both of mine have gone within the year, just replaced mine with cheapo standard bulbs (about a quid each from the car spares place my bro works at) as I figured if they are gonna keep blowing, i'm not going to pay 20 a pop

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:32 PM

It seems quite ridiculous that bulbs blow after such a short period.

I know that Ford guarantee their Xenon headlamps for 3 years so surely they would guarantee normal halogen bulbs for at least a year?!

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:03 PM

Nah, cheap !Removed! bulbs at end of day.

Be warned, the blue tinted bulbs reduce the distance you can see.

Go for Bosch or Phillips 30/50% brighter bulbs, nice white light, very good vision.

Just search online, or go to Halfords, local motor factors.

Or just geta cheapy one to get you through, you can get 30 quid fine for having blown bulb.

Piggy :)

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:02 PM

hi mate got philips bluevision h7's for dipped beam - and philips x-treme power for the h1's main beam got them from powerbulbs.com free delivery and free 501 bluevison sidelight bulbs. check the powerbulbs ebay store as they sell the h7's cheaper here. the h1's are on order but should be here in a few days. cost was around 38 for the lot delivered.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:55 PM

Thats a good buy bigjock...will do that with mine when it gets here next week! :)

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:39 AM

forgot to say if you buy the h7's from - http://cgi.ebay.co.u...:EOIBSA:GB:1123
and then the h1's from - http://www.powerbulb...il.asp?prod=160 you'll get a free set of philips bluevision sidelights with each order.

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