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HID headlight turned purple

At 41,000 miles / 18 months of driving since new, one of the headlights turned purple. Local shop is quoting around $220 ... for a single bulb! With labor and tax I'm looking at $300 to change a light bulb, which seems a little high. Has anyone else had to replace a HID bulb? Do I need to get the Mopar bulb (part number 4865941ac) or could I go with a less expensive bulb (Hella)? Thanks in advance for anyone who can offer some advice.
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Re: HID headlight turned purple

just had the same thing happen to me. give xenondepot.com a call. i bought the phillip bulbs for under 79 a piece. replace both sides because as the bulb wears the color and power degrade. they are fairly simple to change. do a search on this board on how to change. also, it wouldn't hurt to mention u got there name from this board. good luck
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Re: HID headlight turned purple

There are plenty of aftermarket/oe quality bulbs out there. Ask your local parts store.
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Re: HID headlight turned purple

Had the same thing happen on my old Lexus, and had the same ripoff price quoted by the dealer.

Ended up buying 2 xenon bulbs on fleabay for something like 20 bucks.
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Re: HID headlight turned purple

Thanks for all the replies guys. I'll be calling xenondepot and will mention the referral from jeepgarage.
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Re: HID headlight turned purple

Really, you guys have had bulbs go out? I've owned two Japanese cars with factory hids for 5-6 years with almost 100k on each and both never needed a bulb replacement. Seems odd the jeep would need replacements that early.
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Re: HID headlight turned purple

Thanks for the compliments guys =)

wk2overlandsummit: Here is the listing for the OE Philips 4300k D1S HID bulb.


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