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Seminole-3 11-05-2010 09:47 PM

Headlamps heat cracked
 
I just got back from a trip that involved me doing some night driving. No big deal. During my drive there were a few sections where I used my high beams, but no longer than maybe 5 minutes at a time.

I noticed on my way back home that my driver's side headlamp is heat cracked in front of the high beam bulb. I have the HID headlamps, and the HID side is fine, but I have about 3 or 4 small 3/4" cracks in the middle of the lamp.

That is crap! I would have never guessed that with such little usage, the high beams would do that. Maybe hours at a time, but that's ridiculous.

So I guess that the only thing I can do is replace the headlamp. I know they aren't cheap but I haven't been able to locate any. I tried j4j.com but they didn't have any listed. I browsed the for sale section and there is nothing recent.

Anyone else have this problem and know where I can pick up a headlamp at?

robpp 11-05-2010 09:57 PM

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thats odd. maybe the hid assembly makes the High beam bulb closer than NON.

I had HIR bulbs last year we drove back from Grand Canyon. And i drove for like 8 hours with MOSTLY high beams on and NO ISSUES.

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-05-2010 10:00 PM

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they are pretty cheap on car-part.com got mine for $120 each shipped

Seminole-3 11-05-2010 10:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 296874)
they are pretty cheap on car-part.com got mine for $120 each shipped


I just checked there and the cheapest one listed was like $200+. I guess I'll just keep an eye out to see if they go cheaper.

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-05-2010 10:27 PM

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there is one on ebay for $175 but it doesnt come with bulbs or the ballast, but you already have them

Seminole-3 11-05-2010 10:35 PM

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Awesome. Forgot to look there. Thanks!

Scottina06 11-05-2010 10:51 PM

Re: Headlamps heat cracked
 
the oem HID's arent gonna be cheap bro. the best price I have found new....(other than a few new sets Ive found on car-part.com) is moparpartsamerica.com

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-05-2010 10:59 PM

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here you go, $140

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-...Q5fAccessories

Seminole-3 11-05-2010 11:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 296903)
the oem HID's arent gonna be cheap bro. the best price I have found new....(other than a few new sets Ive found on car-part.com) is moparpartsamerica.com

Yea I guess a downside to having them is if they break.


Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 296909)


I am watching those right now actually.


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