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FORTEEN3GT
10-25-2004, 03:34 PM
what gives? could they be getting wet? i am tired of paying 20 plus for lights!!! agggghh!

Redog
10-25-2004, 03:45 PM
880's are only 27 watts, the wiring is set up for 37.5 watts.

Simply put, the car keeps blowing them out

AznGA
10-25-2004, 03:52 PM
Do you have silverstar fogs? 880 is what comes with our cars stock......

FORTEEN3GT
10-25-2004, 04:30 PM
silverstars! yep.....keep goin out and arent warranteed!

AznGA
10-25-2004, 04:35 PM
Dude, you aren't the only one. I also went through about 5 of those ****ty ones. I don't think our car likes them. Check this thread too.

http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41962

rocketfast123
10-25-2004, 06:59 PM
I run Euro Dezigns I got off ebay. They have a life time warranty. When i first got em one went out after 1 mouth. I sent them back plus $6.95 for s/h and one week later new blubs. They have not went out yet, and they been in there for over a year. Oh yeah they are 893

UNCTYPE-S
10-25-2004, 07:01 PM
i still wonder why people waste money on these oem replacements.

with all the money u spent, u couldve gotten the blazertechs, which wont burn out, and are 1837266337x's brighter.

AznGA
10-25-2004, 07:04 PM
But Blazertechs are driving lights. I thought about those, but I want "Fog" lights that give us wider, and shorter beam.

UNCTYPE-S
10-25-2004, 07:17 PM
thats why they have 2 types.

blazertech 2200's for short distance but wider beam
blazertech 3200's for narrow distance but longer beam.

trust me, get the 3200's and u wont be disapointed. their 10x's brighter then ur headlights.

AznGA
10-25-2004, 07:21 PM
Blazertech 2200 isn't worth it. It won't be differnt than stock foglights. You can always get just whiter fog bulbs, just like headlights.

UNCTYPE-S
10-25-2004, 07:22 PM
ya and have them burn out like alot of you are experiencing

action
10-26-2004, 09:37 AM
You may have water leaking into the fog light housing, when the bulb is hot and water touches it, it will cause the bulb to fail.

To the Wattage reply: That is incorrect, if you have a 27w bulb, it will only draw 27w regardless of the capacity of the wireing. The car is capable of delivering up to 37 watts of electricity (without the wireing melting) if you install a higher wattage bulb.

What your thinking of is voltage. If you have a 6v bulb installed in a car that is wired for 12 volts, then you will blow the bulb.

AznGA
10-26-2004, 03:50 PM
So problem is Silverstar bulbs itself. My headlight bulbs have been good, but their fogs just suck. Don't get Silverstar fogs.

71Z28RS
10-27-2004, 10:56 AM
You know you aren't supposed to touch them with your skin, right? The natural oil from your fingers heats up on the bulb when it turns on and it burns them out in a day or so.

Hodge
10-28-2004, 07:13 PM
rocketfast123 i sent u a PM i want to know what kind of fog lights u have