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Old 24 Aug 2011, 10:39 am
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Default 93 Acura CL - Headlight out - $800?

The car is a 93 Acura CL with 54K miles. The passenger side
low-beam lamp and inverter/igniter were replaced in 2005 at 24K
miles. Then the left side in 2007. Now the right side has gone
out again, and the dealer is talking as much as $800 since it's no
longer under warranty. That would be if it's both the inverter and
the bulb.

Can someone tell me what the deal is with these HID lights? Do I
have any option other than to have it fixed? I mean, can you
switch to non-HID or something like that? Or is there a better
place to have it fixed? In Dallas.

Has anyone ever gotten Honda Motor to help out on this kind of
thing?


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Old 24 Aug 2011, 05:37 pm
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Default Re: 93 Acura CL - Headlight out - $800?

Well, never mind. I ended up getting the inverter/igniter replaced
at the dealer for $612. Just unbelieveable that they would have
designed something that expensive for headlights. It's not as if
headlights didn't work ok with just regular bulbs. Well, I guess
it's the downside of buying a nice car.

Peabody says...
>The car is a 93 Acura CL with 54K miles. The passenger side
>low-beam lamp and inverter/igniter were replaced in 2005 at 24K
>miles. Then the left side in 2007. Now the right side has gone
>out again, and the dealer is talking as much as $800 since it's no
>longer under warranty. That would be if it's both the inverter

and
>the bulb.
>
>Can someone tell me what the deal is with these HID lights? Do I
>have any option other than to have it fixed? I mean, can you
>switch to non-HID or something like that? Or is there a better
>place to have it fixed? In Dallas.
>
>Has anyone ever gotten Honda Motor to help out on this kind of
>thing?
>
>


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Old 24 Aug 2011, 07:02 pm
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Default Re: 93 Acura CL - Headlight out - $800?

Peabody <waybackNO784SPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in news:20110824-223744.31.0
@news.astraweb.com:

> Well, never mind. I ended up getting the inverter/igniter replaced
> at the dealer for $612. Just unbelieveable that they would have
> designed something that expensive for headlights. It's not as if
> headlights didn't work ok with just regular bulbs. Well, I guess
> it's the downside of buying a nice car.





Weren't HID's optional that year?



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Old 24 Aug 2011, 07:56 pm
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Default Re: 93 Acura CL - Headlight out - $800?

Tegger says...

>> Well, never mind. I ended up getting the
>> inverter/igniter replaced at the dealer for $612. Just
>> unbelieveable that they would have designed something
>> that expensive for headlights. It's not as if
>> headlights didn't work ok with just regular bulbs.
>> Well, I guess it's the downside of buying a nice car.


> Weren't HID's optional that year?


I don't know for sure - the Acura was my brother's car. But
I believe HID was standard on the CL.

I just hope my 2012 Civic doesn't have this feature.


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Old 25 Aug 2011, 01:40 am
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Peabody <waybackNO784SPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in news:20110825-005605.234.0
@news.astraweb.com:

> Tegger says...
>
> >> Well, never mind. I ended up getting the
> >> inverter/igniter replaced at the dealer for $612. Just
> >> unbelieveable that they would have designed something
> >> that expensive for headlights. It's not as if
> >> headlights didn't work ok with just regular bulbs.
> >> Well, I guess it's the downside of buying a nice car.

>
> > Weren't HID's optional that year?

>
> I don't know for sure - the Acura was my brother's car. But
> I believe HID was standard on the CL.
>
> I just hope my 2012 Civic doesn't have this feature.
>
>
>



HID's have a high "cool" factor, and a lot of people like them. Until they
break...


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Old 25 Aug 2011, 09:53 pm
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Default Re: 93 Acura CL - Headlight out - $800?

In article <Xns9F4C1B22346FBtegger@208.90.168.18>, invalid@example.com
says...
>
> Peabody <waybackNO784SPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in news:20110825-005605.234.0
> @news.astraweb.com:
>
> > Tegger says...
> >
> > >> Well, never mind. I ended up getting the
> > >> inverter/igniter replaced at the dealer for $612. Just
> > >> unbelieveable that they would have designed something
> > >> that expensive for headlights. It's not as if
> > >> headlights didn't work ok with just regular bulbs.
> > >> Well, I guess it's the downside of buying a nice car.

> >
> > > Weren't HID's optional that year?

> >
> > I don't know for sure - the Acura was my brother's car. But
> > I believe HID was standard on the CL.
> >
> > I just hope my 2012 Civic doesn't have this feature.
> >
> >
> >

>
>
> HID's have a high "cool" factor, and a lot of people like them. Until they
> break...


I don't know about the "cool" factor, but I know I see a lot better at
night. When I drive my wife's non-HID equipped vehicle at night, I find
myself wondering if the lights came on when I hit the switch.

I want her next vehicle to have them.

Bob

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Old 02 Nov 2011, 10:27 am
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On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:53:28 -0500, Bob <tooslow42@yahoo.com> wrote:

>In article <Xns9F4C1B22346FBtegger@208.90.168.18>, invalid@example.com
>says...
>>
>> Peabody <waybackNO784SPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in news:20110825-005605.234.0
>> @news.astraweb.com:
>>
>> > Tegger says...
>> >
>> > >> Well, never mind. I ended up getting the
>> > >> inverter/igniter replaced at the dealer for $612. Just
>> > >> unbelieveable that they would have designed something
>> > >> that expensive for headlights. It's not as if
>> > >> headlights didn't work ok with just regular bulbs.
>> > >> Well, I guess it's the downside of buying a nice car.
>> >
>> > > Weren't HID's optional that year?
>> >
>> > I don't know for sure - the Acura was my brother's car. But
>> > I believe HID was standard on the CL.
>> >
>> > I just hope my 2012 Civic doesn't have this feature.
>> >
>> >
>> >

>>
>>
>> HID's have a high "cool" factor, and a lot of people like them. Until they
>> break...

>
>I don't know about the "cool" factor, but I know I see a lot better at
>night. When I drive my wife's non-HID equipped vehicle at night, I find
>myself wondering if the lights came on when I hit the switch.
>
>I want her next vehicle to have them.
>
>Bob


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