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Old 03-11-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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These two pieces we did not put back into the headlight and I am unsure if I should be worried or not.



We had a problem fitting the HID bulbs into them correctly, not sure if it was because we were both just out of it or if it was not meant to be. Should I be worried that the light bulb can come loose over time or a few bumps that it will melt the housing?
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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Those secure the bulbs in....

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Old 03-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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I would just be careful and make sure they don't touch the housing
but idk
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I know they secure it in but for some reason we couldn't get the bulb in it. I'm asking the odds of the bulb coming loose. Newb style question..
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I know they secure it in but for some reason we couldn't get the bulb in it. I'm asking the odds of the bulb coming loose. Newb style question..
Probably pretty good...think about how much vibration a car endures on a daily basis. It will never stop shaking and likely will cause filament failure

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Gotta project for tomorrow. Yippe! Sorry for the dumb question.
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If they are true HID headlights you definitely need those pieces. Those filaments are very sensitive as someone already said. I would pull the whole headlight housing and check fitment.
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They are just hid bulbs.
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Are those the setups that blind everyone on the road?

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If they get the high wattage. Mine are only 35 watts.. I lost my high beams by getting them, however, the lights are more of a clearer light so my vision extends a bit more than the normal lights but a bit less than the normal high beams.. so it works out for me.
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Bringing this back just to point something out for those who come across this problem. I took the bulbs out and tried putting these pieces back in and they would not fit. The lights have been in for about a month and I have not yet had any melting of the housing or any issue with them coming loose. I have not second on them to see if they have wiggled out a bit, but I'm 90% sure that they will not, no matter how much vibrations they endure, come lose. So if you're lights do not come with a new security piece, but your bulbs fit in there nice and snug and actually take muscle to pull out, odds are you're okay.

If you don't use a piece and **** melts, don't blame me, this is just from my experience.

I'm going to check them tomorrow and make sure they are still in nice and tight and will keep doing so every couple months. It's a hassle but better safe than sorry.
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