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Old 14 Apr 2006, 12:26 pm
Bill Kyle
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Default 93 Accord Headlamps

Hello, all.

I have a 93 Accord and the both the left and right headlamps keep going
out. In other words, the new lamps last about two months with very little
night driving before blowing. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

BK.


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Old 14 Apr 2006, 12:32 pm
jim beam
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Default Re: 93 Accord Headlamps

Bill Kyle wrote:
> Hello, all.
>
> I have a 93 Accord and the both the left and right headlamps keep going
> out. In other words, the new lamps last about two months with very little
> night driving before blowing. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
>
> BK.
>
>

yes. it's probably that you're touching the glass of the bulb while
inserting them. that leaves trace residue which causes local
over-heating of the glass, and it will blow after only a few hours. be
careful not to not touch the glass in any way while fitting.
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Old 14 Apr 2006, 01:44 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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jim beam wrote:
>
> Bill Kyle wrote:
> > Hello, all.
> >
> > I have a 93 Accord and the both the left and right headlamps keep going
> > out. In other words, the new lamps last about two months with very little
> > night driving before blowing. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
> >
> > BK.
> >
> >

> yes. it's probably that you're touching the glass of the bulb while
> inserting them. that leaves trace residue which causes local
> over-heating of the glass, and it will blow after only a few hours. be
> careful not to not touch the glass in any way while fitting.


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Another thing that can wreck the lamps is the brass lugs (in the
connector)can be too loose. They get buggered up if you 'twist and
shout' while trying to remove the connector, rather than tightly
squeezing the two triangles (which release the grippers from the holes
in the lamp's lugs) and gently slipping the bulb free. Once the brass
lugs lose their grip, the current loss heats everything way too hot, and
lamp blows prematurely.

You can slip the whole connector apart and 'crush' the brass lugs
carefully to restore gripping power. Draw a diagram so you don't mix up
the wires.

'Curly'
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