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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 09 fordf150 fx4. It's the second time i burn a headlight on the passenger side. first time was the original light then a piaa bulb know a nokia one. Any suggestions.

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How long have you had the truck ? Sounds as if you need to make a visit to your local Ford dealer and find out why it keeps burning out just 1 side.

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I've got 23,000 on my truck and stock lights were good up until last week when I swapped them out for hid's
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i've got 24000 stock were okay piaa lasted 4 month and nokia 1 month. hid doesn't seem any better
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make sure you don't touch the glass part of the bulb with bare fingers when swapping them



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I had HID installed on my truck last week and I love them, so much brighter than the stock bulbs. Truck only has 10,000km on it. And yes make sure you don't touch any part of the glass of the bulb or it burns out twice as fast.

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how many amps are going through the bulbs? is it just the stock lighting system or do you have some other aftermarket HID kit?
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I'll vouch for HID's. I've had a set in my 05 for a month now. They're 6000k and 35watts. Way better than stock and I didn't think stock was all that bad.

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i have a 09 fordf150 fx4. It's the second time i burn a headlight on the passenger side. first time was the original light then a piaa bulb know a nokia one. Any suggestions.

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I'd say it's just a coincidence. Switch back to a regular GE or Sylvania or Philips bulb -- one that doesn't make any fancy claims about being "high performance". I'm still on my stock set of bulbs after 3.5 yrs.

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a simpler and more relyable thing you can get is just bulbs with a higher wattage rating.

i went to an apc and they should have it in their books, 80/100W bulbs. much brighter, and the bulbs are dipped blue so that the light emmited is white. the other problem with HID is if you dont change your lenses your headlights will never be aimed properly. The arc in HID runs a different direction and the optics arent designed for it so the light isnt controled

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