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Postby bassnailer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:52 pm

Do you folks also find yourselves changing light bulbs in your headlights every four to five months? I keep a stash of H3's in my cold box. Am I the only one?

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:32 pm

Nope. My current bulbs are 7 years old, the previous ones were factory fitted.

Are you fitting the correct 55W bulbs? Higher wattage bulbs can overheat and fail.

Check your wiring to the headlamps too, especially the earth connection. An intermittent connection can cause the filaments to fail earlier than they should.
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Postby bassnailer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:07 pm

Honestly, I don't know if they are 55 or not. They are from Canadian tire, Certified brand H3 bulbs. They don't mention anything regarding watts. I'll have to check the wiring as well. I know that there are a few too many things connected to my battery. Not sure what they do. Wonder if that might have something to do with it.

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Postby righthandman » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:18 am

Where's a good place to buy new bulbs? Looking to replace a dead one on my 91 L300. Are they easy to replace yourself?
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Postby Stella87 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:47 pm

When you replace them is the ground wire look okay? If the bulbs are cheap a bad ground could burn them out quick. L300s headlamp ground wire is a common problem. A lot of people end up soldering a new ground wire to the headlamp and fitting the other end with a better connector to the new bulb to solve the problem

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Postby Stella87 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:54 pm

righthandman wrote:Where's a good place to buy new bulbs? Looking to replace a dead one on my 91 L300. Are they easy to replace yourself?
Thanks!
Peter
I bought the Philips Crystal Vision Ultra on Amazon they weren't cheap but they're a lot brighter. I'm just having an issue with aiming my headlights now

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Postby whiteheadjesse » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 pm

Did you ever figure out how to aim your lights?

Which bulbs did you replace with?

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Postby whiteheadjesse » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:32 pm

whiteheadjesse wrote:Did you ever figure out how to aim your lights?

Which bulbs did you replace with?

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:38 pm

The Philips Crystal Vision are great, despite the stupid blue tint band. Osram Nightbreakers are also excellent.
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Postby TieMyShoe » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:55 pm

Used to replace a bulb every oil change... got annoying. Installed LEDs and have not had an issue since.

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Postby Lapprentis » Wed May 02, 2018 8:18 am

Does the Wattage need to be consider for LED replacement ? Is a LED 100W producing more bad heat than an original 55W ?

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Postby TieMyShoe » Wed May 02, 2018 9:22 am

mine stay cool to the touch

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Postby demiro » Mon May 07, 2018 1:32 am

I'm very pleased with the brightness of Osram Nightbreakers.

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Postby Furi » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:46 am

TieMyShoe wrote:Used to replace a bulb every oil change... got annoying. Installed LEDs and have not had an issue since.


Which LED bulbs did you use? Any issues since? Installation any different?


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