2000 Integra Headlight Problems

My sons Integra has been burning out headlights for the past several months. Im trying to do some basic troubleshooting before I give up and take it to the dealer. Has anybody had this problem before? Any
ideas on what might be the cause? One will burn out. Then a few weeks to a couple months later the other or same will burn out. The car has HID lights.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Please repost this question in rec.autos.tech
There is at least one poster there who specializes in this issue. Be sure to include the acronym "HID" in your subject line.
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HIDs would be an aftermarket install,they are not OEM gear.
Of course,if you are just talking about new headlight bulbs,the person who put them in probably did not use gloves or other means to keep skin oils off the glass bulb,which shortens their life considerably.
You cannot handle the glass bulbs,you must use a glove or cloth between your hands and the glass.Or you have to clean the glass completely with alcohol to remove the oils or grease before re-installing the socket into the headlight body.
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Since the car didn't come with HIDs, is he using one of those aftermarket kits that can be found on the Internet or is he using HID lookalike bulbs that are very bright, but don't last for long? HID bulbs are expensive, but they should last 2,500 to 3,000 hours.

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