I have an '02 Elantra.
I have learned that the O.E.M. headlights on Hyundais and Kias will not last
all that long, usually less than two years (no problems with other bulbs to
date other than the low beam headlights).
When one of the Elantra's headlights burned out (again) some months back, I
replaced them with the "brighter" bulbs, because their performance was weak
at night - I think they were the GE brand.
Indeed, the performance improved markedly, and having driven my other
vehicle right in front of the Elantra a few times at night, did not feel
that the "blindness" factor for oncoming cars was much different than with
But now the first of those has burned out after only a few months. Is this
what I can expect from some "after-market" headlights? And considering they
are not one of the "9000" capsules, but rather are the H7, which is far less
common, is there a source where I can get these bulbs in at least a decent
brightness, which will last longer than a few months??
Or did I just pick up the wrong package of bulbs at the store???