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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:28 pm 
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2 weeks ago while heading to the airport i stopped at a servo to get some breaky and when i came out and started up the car and turned on the headlights they no longer worked, so now i'm home i went to work trying to find out what went wrong.
Of course i started at the wrong end of the car, i thought it was caused by one of my dash LED's stopping working as by the following pics you can see.

when i found it was just the globes had melted the holders, now these globes have been in the car for almost a year now and they are 100w low beams, see the pics and try and tell me how these could have just melted one day both at the same time?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:29 pm 
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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:42 pm 
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what wattage globes have you put in ?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:44 pm 
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they wouldnt have just melted like that, they melt more and more over time, especially with a lot of night driving

i'm guessing one shorted out, and it killed the whole circuit

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:46 pm 
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stick to 55/60 and add some spotties

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:54 pm 
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these are the low beams, 100watters and the new globes i bought and put in work just fine.

so i'm still stumped

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:12 pm 
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100 watt low beam...no wonder there melting

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:25 pm 
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Yeah i'd stay away from 100w lows i melted a plug once like that.. but now i stick to me 35w HID's :)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:57 pm 
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The plastic headlights in EF/EL Falcons are not made to handle the heat from 100w globes (not enough air space). They also tend to fry the adjusters on other models. Better off with +50's, Ultra blues ect. or HID's

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:54 am 
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yeah i got a set of 55w xenon blue fakeo's how do i go about getting some 6000K HID's for my high beams?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:13 am 
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probably not a good idea Davehimself as HID's take a lil bit to warm up and dont like being turned on and off from what i've learnt. I doubt ill ever use my hi beam much anymore

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:23 am 
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Davehimself wrote:
these are the low beams, 100watters and the new globes i bought and put in work just fine.

so i'm still stumped


100w low beams are illegal for a start

 

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probably not a good idea Davehimself as HID's take a lil bit to warm up and dont like being turned on and off from what i've learnt. I doubt ill ever use my hi beam much anymore


hehe true. when i turn my high beams on with my 8000K HID low beams on it makes f**k all difference

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:34 am 
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are the 100W illegal?

Why did you go up from the reccomended wattage? You didn't notice that the cable gauge wasn't thick enough to support that kind of current flow? That's why it melted to s**t man!
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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:19 pm 
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Davehimself wrote:
when i found it was just the globes had melted the holders, now these globes have been in the car for almost a year now and they are 100w low beams,


My god does any actually READ what i wrote?

They were already in there and i did not know they were anything but stocko's until now.

i have the info and it just seems weird that these globes have been in for over a year and then they melt suddenly.......BOTH at the same time!

 

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