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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Burnt out headlight

Question.... I have a head light out on my truck so I got a replacement
bulb and installed it .light still not working ? I removed the plug and noticed
a little burn on the end any idea what caused this and what I can look for
to fix or should I take to the dealer ?


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Get your circuit tester out and see if the wires behind have power, if thats the case, its just the plug. Also both headlights on my truck have separate fuses, yours is probably the same. Thats where I would start... The dealer will fix it no doubt, but it will be alot more costly than doing it yourself, or getting a regular mechanic to do it...
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did you put a higher watt bulb in there cause that will burn up the harness for sure.



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I had hella high performace xenon blue bulbs that I got at blackstock ford.

I checked both fueses they are ok.so I put the origional bulbs back in and

the right side is still out.


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anything with "BLUE" in the bulb name I'd stay away from. the way they'll get a blue tint is by coating the bulb with a blue coating, which is going to reduce the amount of visible light thrown onto the road. it'll give that blue HID look, but with worse lighting on the road.

and if they are actually brighter, its due to them being a higher wattage bulb, which WILL melt the stock headlight harnesses.

Ricer blue bulbs are a waste of money and the dealership should know that.
If you want a blue look get a set of 6000k HID. done right the first time



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These bulbs # are H13 BLU 12V 60/55W E1 29A DOT 711
They are suppost dot compliant.can you tell by these # if they
could have burned the harness?


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Actually the Hella bulbs from Blackstock were same wattage as stock.

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Tim did you have any problems with your bulbs Blairs got me worried?


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Actually the Hella bulbs from Blackstock were same wattage as stock.
if they were stock 55 watts then i don't know they could have still burnt the harness? I just read so many times over the years of people adding higher watts to get birghter lights and burning the harness.
Either way HID is 35 watts and brighter then halogen and can be had for under 100$ a set

I just did a google search and it says 55/65 watts



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if they were stock 55 watts then i don't know they could have still burnt the harness? I just read so many times over the years of people adding higher watts to get birghter lights and burning the harness.
Either way HID is 35 watts and brighter then halogen and can be had for under 100$ a set

I just did a google search and it says 55/65 watts
I got HIDs on the way.

My only thought is possible moisture if they didn't seal correctly which shorted out harness, could be warrantied.....

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