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Offline otrp

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Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« on: September 20, 2019, 07:54:32 PM »
Yesterday, my dash panel warned me that I had a front lamp that was out. I checked all the lights and sure enough, the high beam was blown out. Funny thing is, I never use the high beam. It's just never on. Oh well, I ordered a new one. It will be here tomorrow.

I was just wondering if anyone else had this issue?  I know these things can happen, but I would have thought the low beam that is always on, would have blown out first. 
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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 11:36:40 AM »
Mine blew after a year and a half, but I use it almost constantly during daytime riding.  You can pick up a compatible replacement at almost any auto parts store.  Replacement was also a bit brighter than original.  It has been working for about 6 months. 

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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 12:02:20 PM »
Hit the search button loads on here about such changed mine years ago before they even went pop.

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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 09:33:36 AM »
Vibration is my guess as to why its failed.


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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 12:49:29 PM »
Just done a search H7 LED there’s plenty on such.

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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 05:43:06 PM »
Didn't see any about being blown without being used.

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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 07:32:12 PM »
Your correct but most was about how crap the stock bulbs are so blown or not chuck them in the bin and buy something decent.

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Re: Blown Highbeam, Vitually Never Used
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 08:20:50 PM »
Probably did something stupid and purchased a Hella for $2.69. It had good ratings and I couldn't resist being thrifty.

That's funny, a BMW owner being thrifty.   :008: :008: :008:
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