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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-06, 09:01 PM
joetoeben@hotmail.com
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headlights

i have a 93 taurus and for some stupid reason the headlights keep
burning out i buy new ones and they just burn up can neone explain this
and how to fix it



 
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 01:01 AM
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Re: headlights

Wow I've never heard of such a thing. Sounds to me like the bulbs are
getting the incorrect voltage. I would like to know for myself what
could cause this just for the sake of knowing.

 
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 01:01 AM
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Wow I've never heard of such a thing. Sounds to me like the bulbs are
getting the incorrect voltage. I would like to know for myself what
could cause this just for the sake of knowing.

 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 03:01 AM
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Re: headlights

get the new ones put in by a ford dealer. they know the proper way to
install the bulbs. they are burning up because you are putting them in
wrong, or you are putting in the wrong ones.
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> i have a 93 taurus and for some stupid reason the headlights keep
> burning out i buy new ones and they just burn up can neone explain this
> and how to fix it
>



 
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 05:01 AM
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Re: headlights

joetoeben@hotmail.com wrote:
> i have a 93 taurus and for some stupid reason the headlights keep
> burning out i buy new ones and they just burn up can neone explain this
> and how to fix it
>


There are some bulbs that require you NOT touch them with your bare
fingers while installing them. It seems that oils from your fingers
shorten their life. Could this be your problem????
 
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 06:01 AM
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READ WHAT KEN WROTE>>>Re: headlights

Ken <user@domain.invalid> wrote:

> joetoeben@hotmail.com wrote:
>> i have a 93 taurus and for some stupid reason the headlights keep
>> burning out i buy new ones and they just burn up can neone explain

this
>> and how to fix it
>>

>
> There are some bulbs that require you NOT touch them with your

bare
> fingers while installing them. It seems that oils from your fingers
> shorten their life. Could this be your problem????


All Halogen lamps with single glass envelope are thus affected!!!

If you do touch the glass, use alcohol to clean off oils

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 06:01 AM
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Re: READ WHAT KEN WROTE>>>Re: headlights

Backyard Mechanic <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:

> Ken <user@domain.invalid> wrote:
>
>> joetoeben@hotmail.com wrote:
>>> i have a 93 taurus and for some stupid reason the headlights keep
>>> burning out i buy new ones and they just burn up can neone explain

> this
>>> and how to fix it
>>>

>>
>> There are some bulbs that require you NOT touch them with your

> bare
>> fingers while installing them. It seems that oils from your fingers
>> shorten their life. Could this be your problem????

>
> All Halogen lamps with single glass envelope are thus affected!!!
>
> If you do touch the glass, use alcohol to clean off oils
>


All the above assuming that you are NOT also going through batteries
every year or so... that would point to faulty voltage regulator.

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you pay..DEAL with it!
 
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-06, 07:01 AM
Sharon K.Cooke
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joetoeben@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> i have a 93 taurus and for some stupid reason the headlights keep
> burning out i buy new ones and they just burn up can neone explain this
> and how to fix it


Use brand-name bulbs and DON'T touch the bulb glass during installation. If you
notice condensation inside the assemblies, especially after a rain, you have
leaking housings and they need replacement.
 
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