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Hell_Fish
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posted 02-10-2005 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, so last night I find out that I have a burned out bulb. No biggy, hit the AutoZone and buy a new set. I installed it in the parking lot at 10pm. When I pulled out the old one I notices that most of the glss is missing. I thought it was weird but installed the new one. When I get home the bulb is out again. I checked it this morning and its busted like the old one. What could be doing this? There is moisture in the headlight pod. Could that do it or is there a bigger problem?

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BlueMule
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posted 02-10-2005 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you touch the bulb with your bare fingers? Halogen bulbs and the oil in the finger prints do not get along together.


EDIT: Bronco IIs have the sealed beam type halogen bulbs, where the whole lamp gets replaced don't they? I guess touching them won't matter. If you have to twist in the bulb from behind the lamp, maybe you did get a finger print on it.
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Hell_Fish
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posted 02-10-2005 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, not a sealed beam. Just a small bulb put in from the back. I did touch it, but tried not to. I will put in the 3rd one today, with gloves on and try it.

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Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
CRC Motorsports
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
65 Plymouth Barracuda

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MLariviere
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posted 03-10-2005 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you get anything on those they will burn up. It makes a hotspot on the bulb. If I do get something on them,I clean them with a clean tissue and alcohol. I just use a new paper towel or tissue when I put those in.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 03-11-2005 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was the moisture in the headlight pod killing them. I have a new pod on the way, so hopefully it will be fixed.

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Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
CRC Motorsports
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe 302 with 69 351W heads and Offy 4bbl intake, C4, Granada disc brakes, Mach 1 springs, Boss 302 sway bar, 8" open
65 Plymouth Barracuda

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