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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:48 pm
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Default I have tried to change out the drivers side headlight on my 2003 Acura RSX, and the new one burnt...

...out .....? ...after about a week! What could have possibly gone wrong? And does it matter if I get the brighter lights vs the normal stock # lights that come with the RSX?
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:54 pm
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the only thing i can think of is that you may have touched the actuall bulb itself doing this will cause the light to burn out so i would buy another bulb but be carefull not to touch the glass part of the bulb
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:00 pm
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uh, yes it does. Some of the harness are designed for only 55watts stock bulbs. It goes up to 65 watts at max. If you force a 100 watts or 85 watts bulbs to it, it will burn up the wire harness or the bulb. If you wants a brighter light, go with HID or buy a aftermarket harness.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:04 pm
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You may be able to find a brighter bulb (whiter light) and the same wattage. A good idea is to look at what temp (kelvin) the bulbs burn at. A yellow bulb may burn at 2500K. as you get hotter it becomes whiter (4000K-6000K). Above that the light begins to turn bluish (8500K) and almost purple at 10000K.Also, make sure you change both at the same time even if just one burns out. Be careful not to touch the bulb. The lense is very delicate and the oils from your fingers will make certian parts of the bulb burn hotter then other parts (ultimately burning the bulb out).Hope that helps....
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:08 pm
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I have an older Integra and have had many dealings with the headlights. There are 2 possible things I can think of:1) There is dirt on the bulb. When replacing a halogen bulb, do your best to avoid touching the glass part of the bulb. The bulb will get hot enough that if oil from you hands gets on it, it will cause it to break. Handle it only by the plastic socket.2) There is water in your headlight assembly. Probably not the case for you, unless you've been in a front end collision.The brigher lights should be ok.Good luck
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:10 pm
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Check the wires my b/f has modified lights on his s10 and the wires get loose and makes the fuse blow.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:18 pm
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when you install the light, dont touch the light bulb. the natural oil and mosture will cause the light to burn out quickly. handle at the connector. also if the problem continues check the ground circuit and alternator output. they may also cause premature life.
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