My son’s Integra has been burning out headlights for the past several
months. I’m 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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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.
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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