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Old 02-03-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Headlight problem

I found out today that my headlight dosent work on the driver side. The running light works and so does the highbeam but not the headlight. Would it be a wiring issue or the bulb? If it's the build should I spend the money and get h4s or just a replacement one?

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Two replacements, the other side is bound to go sooner then later. HID's arn't worth the $$ IMHO, go with the Sylvania Halogn direct replace.

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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so you think its just the bulb
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Well...I recently replaced/upgraded my headlamps with KC H4 Conversions. < $100 and some of the best money I've spent. I had a hard time seeing at night with stock lamps (and they both worked fine) and the new halogen lamps made a HUGE difference. I enjoy driving at night again. Just MHO. If you don't mind a little extra work, you could swap the stock lamps to make sure it's not the wiring. Or use a multimeter or test light if you have one.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:18 PM   #5
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Or you could move lamps from one side to the other and see if it's the wires. If it is, the problem will still be there.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:14 AM   #6
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Are h4s hids or are they bulbs? I thought they are bulbs. And by hid I mean you have the ballast and all that like the rice burners
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:25 AM   #7
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And what would a replacement bulb number be?
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:11 AM   #8
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H4's are halogen bulbs. Whether or not they're worth it is up to you...Are you satisfied with your headlight performance? The Hella Vision Plus housings are very good for around $40-$50 each. For bulbs stay away from gimmicks like silverstars and tinted bulbs. Philips Xtreme Power +80 is a very bright and white bulb. However, the weak link in your headlights is the wiring. It restricts the voltage to the bulbs resulting in less light. If you upgrade to a relay harness you will see an increase in light output. Do some reading at Daniel Stern Lighting, there is a lot of good information there.

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