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Old 09-17-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Quiet Desperation
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Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

Not something I anticipated having trouble finding. Been to Trak,
Chief's and Pep Boys so far. They are listed in the catalogs hanging in
the aisle, but no one actually stocks them. The Sylvania 9008, for
example. Wassup with that?

I know this was a redesign, but they couldn't use an existing bulb
type? I use the 9005 in my truck. It's a very nice bulb. Team Mustang
couldn't just design that one in?

I'm an engineer myself (satcom), and even on the bleeding edge stuff,
for basic things (panel displays, LED lights, buttons) we look for
what's readily available.

I have this vision of a Ford guy looking at a diagram and saying,
"Hmmm... the base of the bulb has tabs at 55 degrees and 95 degrees. We
really need the tabs at 60 degrees and 91.2 degrees. That's important."
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Old 09-17-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

Quiet Desperation wrote:
> Not something I anticipated having trouble finding. Been to Trak,
> Chief's and Pep Boys so far. They are listed in the catalogs hanging in
> the aisle, but no one actually stocks them. The Sylvania 9008, for
> example. Wassup with that?
>
> I know this was a redesign, but they couldn't use an existing bulb
> type? I use the 9005 in my truck. It's a very nice bulb. Team Mustang
> couldn't just design that one in?
>
> I'm an engineer myself (satcom), and even on the bleeding edge stuff,
> for basic things (panel displays, LED lights, buttons) we look for
> what's readily available.
>
> I have this vision of a Ford guy looking at a diagram and saying,
> "Hmmm... the base of the bulb has tabs at 55 degrees and 95 degrees. We
> really need the tabs at 60 degrees and 91.2 degrees. That's important."



Try searching for an "H13" bulb instead. They are the same bulb. So
that would be Sylvania H13 or H13XV (xtravision...which is a bit
brighter). I saw an ad on ebay selling H13's for $25/pair.

Cheers,
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Old 09-17-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

In article <H7VWe.2300$H24.787@fe11.lga>, Ritz <ritz@mordor.net> wrote:

> Try searching for an "H13" bulb instead. They are the same bulb. So
> that would be Sylvania H13 or H13XV (xtravision...which is a bit
> brighter). I saw an ad on ebay selling H13's for $25/pair.


Yeah, it says H13 in the manual, but the "9008" seems common... in the
catalogs.

Geez. Ebay?
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Old 09-17-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

Uhh... the dealer?
Bumper to bumper?
OR if it's crash related, your insurance company.
A good whack on the lens could ruin the bulb but not the lens.

OR, you could be looking for those super bright bulbs, in which case ignore
this post.


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"Quiet Desperation" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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: In article <H7VWe.2300$H24.787@fe11.lga>, Ritz <ritz@mordor.net> wrote:
:
: > Try searching for an "H13" bulb instead. They are the same bulb. So
: > that would be Sylvania H13 or H13XV (xtravision...which is a bit
: > brighter). I saw an ad on ebay selling H13's for $25/pair.
:
: Yeah, it says H13 in the manual, but the "9008" seems common... in the
: catalogs.
:
: Geez. Ebay?


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Old 09-18-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

In article <aI6Xe.13523$_84.12181@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
Kate <svtkate@excited.com> wrote:

> Uhh... the dealer?


Actually, I was in for my 5K service and asked, and they had none in
stock.

I'm just one of those weird people who plans ahead, and likes to have
replacements bulbs on hand. I have an earthquake disaster kit, too,
with one of those neat wond up radios.

I just want to buy some fraking headlight in a auto parts store.
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Old 09-18-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

"Quiet Desperation" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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: In article <aI6Xe.13523$_84.12181@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
: Kate <svtkate@excited.com> wrote:
:
: > Uhh... the dealer?
:
: Actually, I was in for my 5K service and asked, and they had none in
: stock.
:
: I'm just one of those weird people who plans ahead, and likes to have
: replacements bulbs on hand. I have an earthquake disaster kit, too,
: with one of those neat wond up radios.
:
: I just want to buy some fraking headlight in a auto parts store.

I run into that a lot here.
All I want is one little dang thing, and no one has it.
Drives me insane.

Like you I try to be prepared.

Dang 5,000 miles already!
I just passed 300

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Old 09-18-2005, 21:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

Quiet Desperation wrote:
> Not something I anticipated having trouble finding. Been to Trak,
> Chief's and Pep Boys so far. They are listed in the catalogs hanging in
> the aisle, but no one actually stocks them. The Sylvania 9008, for
> example. Wassup with that?
>


Ask Sylvania.

> I know this was a redesign, but they couldn't use an existing bulb
> type? I use the 9005 in my truck. It's a very nice bulb. Team Mustang
> couldn't just design that one in?
>


They did.

> I'm an engineer myself (satcom), and even on the bleeding edge stuff,
> for basic things (panel displays, LED lights, buttons) we look for
> what's readily available.
>


So do they. And don't brag.

> I have this vision of a Ford guy looking at a diagram and saying,
> "Hmmm... the base of the bulb has tabs at 55 degrees and 95 degrees. We
> really need the tabs at 60 degrees and 91.2 degrees. That's important."


Bullshit, call another dealer. You want me to show you how to use the
yellow pages and the phone as well?

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Old 09-19-2005, 00:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

In article <170920050630412939%nospam@nospam.com>, Quiet Desperation wrote:

> I have this vision of a Ford guy looking at a diagram and saying,
> "Hmmm... the base of the bulb has tabs at 55 degrees and 95 degrees. We
> really need the tabs at 60 degrees and 91.2 degrees. That's important."


There's more to it than the connectors and such. The filment in the bulb
etc and so forth have to match with the optics of the lamp.


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Old 09-19-2005, 01:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Where do you buy bulbs for your '05 Mustang?

In article <432E344E.7000802@your.disposal.ask.me>, Wound Up
<none@your.disposal.ask.me> wrote:

> Bullshit, call another dealer. You want me to show you how to use the
> yellow pages and the phone as well?


You're missing the point, and being childishly and quite mindlessly
insulting. But that's Usenet, I guess.

Why do I have to start calling dealers to buy a damned headlamp bulb?
That's ****ing stupid.
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