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swthrtracer Sep 4, 1:30am - #42039 
2002 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica GT
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Gimpy Celica

I went to Wal Mart to get some study food, and I was behind a black truck and I thought to myself hmmmm one of my headlights look funny...

One of my MTEC's are burnt out. cry cry

Ive only had them for MAYBE three months. Is this a normal life cycle?

Im ordering some new ones, I should have gotten a spare to begin with but...Ill just have to borrow a spare from a friend. So sad, so sad.

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IcEd blUe Sep 4, 1:36am - #42040 

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wow that blows...borrowing headlight bulbs? rofl

edit:and now you can call your "gimpy weaver"...dude from a book i once read...yes thats right i read a book, but seriously, did you check the bulb itself?
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VSGTS14 Sep 4, 1:49am - #42041 

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anything could have done it...water, not tight enough, could have moved, something shorted it...but it's all good. grin

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Elec-FuYu Sep 4, 2:33am - #42042 
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too bad so sad...(doesnt sound good...)
ok..I am sorry for you..

but borrowing headlight bulb?! rofl rofl wtf wtf

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Virgilson Sep 4, 5:07am - #42043 

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I've heard that MTECs burnout easily...but I bought them anyway..didn't install em yet...though Too scared that they my blow...Any Comments from Anyone...


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trog2233 Sep 4, 11:43am - #42044 

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Yea it all depends on the bulb you get...i've had some that lasted 2 months and some that lasted a year and a half and still goin grin thumbsup
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ssgsky Sep 4, 1:08pm - #42045 

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i dont know how hot they run, but make sure you dont touch the glass part. the oils from your body can cause the bulbs to burn out faster, dont ask me how, i just have seen it a million times

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swthrtracer Sep 4, 1:32pm - #42046 
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hahaha I am going to borrow one, until my new ones come in. Then Ill give it back rofl. I mean, I dont want to drive around with ONE headlight longer than I need to.

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isayx3 Sep 4, 3:42pm - #42047 
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which bulb were you using? 55w?

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swthrtracer Sep 4, 3:47pm - #42048 
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yep, 55 watt.

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