Replaced the original bulbs with Sylvania Silver Star bulbs last May.
Bought the car mid Feb. Friday right headlight burned out, replaced it Sat
am. Sat night left bulb burned out. I am visiting in Mid America and H-7
bulbs are not growing on trees!!
anyone else having trouble with bulbs? Over the years, on all my cars, I
have probably only replaced 3 headlights!! Not including thee two.....have
halogen bulbs in the last 4 cars...ever 03 Elantra still has original
more info....Saturday, after removing the headlight module from the car as
instructed in the user manual, I put in the new bulb and reinstalled the
unit. Today, after going to Wal-Mart and getting a new H-7 bulb (actually
I bought 2, one for spare) I started looking to remove the left heaslight
assembly and it looked like all I had to do was open the bulb cover,
remove the bulb and replace it. I did in about 3 mins...then I looked at
the right headlight assy and find I could have replaced the bulb on that
side too by just removing the cover and replacing the bulb.....live and
Some of the past threads on this are now old enough that they have probably
been removed off of this board. But these issues have been discussed in the
*SilverStars have some of the shortest life of any bulb you will ever buy,
partially because most Sylvanias don't have long lives. My son uses the
SilverStars on his 2002 Hyundai Elantra (at my recommendation and
installation), because the standard bulbs were pretty dim. They are
impressive, but they don't last long. Thankfully, the local Wal Mart was
having a clearance on them, and my son bought them out at $10 for a
If your Wal-Mart is like mine, they are now stocking GE bulbs for H7,
which should be a bit better. BTW, Phillips has a brand new bulb line,
which includes two H7's. Unless you want to spend a fortune on some
specialty bulbs, they may be the way to go if you can find them.
*Bulb replacement on most of the H7-based Hyundais is proving to be quite
simple. The biggest thing you have to do is pay attention to how the bulb
is removed - notice which direction the bulb's notch was in the assembly
when it was removed (most are either straight up or straight down). The
most common problem reported was getting the bulb in straight. On a few
models, you may have to remove the battery on one side to reach the
Hope this helps.
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