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silverOOgts Dec 5, 3:57am - #342922 

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Headlights...

Why in the hell do celicas burn out headlights constantly. Ive used stock, wal-mart, piaa, cheap hid look, mid priced, i think this is the 4th or 5th bulb in about a year, what kind work the best for the money, last the longest with an average look?

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GroupBuy4Celica
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GroupBuy4Celica Dec 5, 3:59am - #342923 

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maybe it has to do with the DRL's? Celica's do tend to have they're lights on a lot more then the average car..
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speedducky Dec 5, 4:07am - #342924 

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Originally Posted by GroupBuy4Celica
maybe it has to do with the DRL's? Celica's do tend to have they're lights on a lot more then the average car..


the DRL use the high beams I think he's having problems with the main beams thats seems to be a lot of headlights your going through maybe you have a short thats blowing them out you shouldn't be going through that many idunno

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ragingpaseo Dec 5, 8:18am - #342925 
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actually, our high beams are consist of h7 (low beam) and 9005 (DRL). i say there might be short somewhere, or you suck at installing them. i've used my piaa xtreme white+ for 6 months w/o problem. i upgraded to xtreme force since may, not a problem here...
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shoulin Dec 5, 9:44pm - #342926 

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my MTEC's lasted about 5 months wtf
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VSGTS14 Dec 5, 9:52pm - #342927 

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it's not the bulb, its whatever you did when installing everything.

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sbocaj55 Dec 5, 10:09pm - #342928 

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I wouldn't think it would be the bulb...you are supposed to be very careful when you install them not to touch them by your fingers or anything else...cuz oils and greases get on there and heat up and can cause them to blow...MAYBE that's it?
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VSGTS14 Dec 5, 10:12pm - #342929 

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and not connecting it securely...carelessness

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Glove Dec 5, 11:13pm - #342930 

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Originally Posted by sbocaj55
I wouldn't think it would be the bulb...you are supposed to be very careful when you install them not to touch them by your fingers or anything else...cuz oils and greases get on there and heat up and can cause them to blow...MAYBE that's it?


Like sbocaj55 said, this tends to be a common problem. Also try to change out the fuse for your high and low beams. Could have a bad fuse that refuses to just blow! rice
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silverOOgts Dec 6, 8:55pm - #342931 

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Originally Posted by Glove
Originally Posted by sbocaj55
I wouldn't think it would be the bulb...you are supposed to be very careful when you install them not to touch them by your fingers or anything else...cuz oils and greases get on there and heat up and can cause them to blow...MAYBE that's it?


Like sbocaj55 said, this tends to be a common problem. Also try to change out the fuse for your high and low beams. Could have a bad fuse that refuses to just blow! rice

I guess this confuses me, i know not to touch the bulb with bare hands, but i dont understand how a fuse is the problem, you never replace a fuse with a larger one, and if it blows out the doesnt fix my problem, the bulb blows, i know the weakest link in an electrical circuit blows, and a 10 or 15 amp fuse should be the weakest part. Could i just be buying to cheap of bulbs? The last ones were street glow from best buy. Should i just go and get normal wattage ones? Im not all that concerned on what they look like as long as both are going to work for 6 months plus, it just sucks to change bulbs out every 2-3 months

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tristie04 Dec 7, 1:02am - #342932 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
and not connecting it securely...carelessness

cant you just stop blaming on people...geez

you should save up for HIDs.
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RookieGTS Dec 7, 1:05am - #342933 

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Originally Posted by tristie04
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
and not connecting it securely...carelessness

cant you just stop blaming on people...geez

you should save up for HIDs.


really.. geese ohboy
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Sultan Dec 7, 1:14am - #342934 

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it's usually inadvertent contact of the bulb with your fingers - this is why I use gloves when installing any bulbs... I've upgraded all mine with PIAA's and have had no problem for almost one year
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cycocelica Dec 7, 1:35am - #342935 

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you guys suck at installing bulbs
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Celica_Grrl Dec 7, 3:56am - #342936 
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You're not supposed to touch the bulb? :X I didn't know that. I hope my new Polargs don't blow or something...
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silverOOgts Dec 9, 12:22am - #342937 

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just bought mtecs from the site, how long do they last on average? Who all has them? what do you think?

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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 3:25am - #342938 
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Originally Posted by Celica_Grrl
You're not supposed to touch the bulb? :X I didn't know that. I hope my new Polargs don't blow or something...

take it out and clean it with windex and a nice soft towel. don't even think about touching them with gloves on...
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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 3:27am - #342939 
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from the other thread:
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
silverstars are dim as hell, i had them for a day, then i took them out. hum...i should write a review in our product review page...anyway, here are the bulbs i have/had and in order of brightness...
piaa extreme force > piaa extreme white+ > metec 4350k > silverstar > stock
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grcelica Dec 9, 3:59am - #342940 

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I've replaced one low beam and one high beam in 3 years...doesn't seem unusual to me..
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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 4:40am - #342941 
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^your installing skills are better than average folks... thumbsup
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spoiled1102gts Dec 9, 5:44am - #342942 

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i put new high beams and low beams in over a year and a half ago and they are still going strong! smile

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