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Old 12-29-2007
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Damn fog lights

I dont know what the deal is, but I JUST bought ANOTHER set of Silverstar Ultra 9005's for my fogs and within 3 weeks the passenger blew AGAIN! This is like the 3rd set Ive went through in 6 months and Im getting tired of it! Im honestly thinking about undoing the foglight mod and go back to the $5 headlight bulbs because I cant afford these stupid bulbs anymore! Anyone else having this problem?
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aren't silverstars like gaurenteed forever or something?
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Idk but if they are then they owe me alot of money..........
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I've seen people report this problem. But... I've used them on 4 different cars and have only ever had one blow out on me.


I very throughly wipe them down with cotton and rubbing alcohol. Then make sure not to touch the glass on *anything* once they have been cleaned.

When I do that.. I've no problems in years of using them. (except for the one)

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Me personally....I had them in my ranger...them put them in my parent Lincoln Continental, I have the Ultras in my subaru, Ultras in my parents Escort, and Ultras in my chevy(H4 conversion lamps)........all have been in the rigs at least a year...no problems. Are you sure you not touching the glass?? Oils from fingers + heat of the buls = dead bulb.
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try to make a splash shield for the back of the fog lights, see it that helps

I know alot of guys have burned out fog light bulbs because of water splashing on the backside
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Same thing here bud, don't worry about it.

As I mentioned here :

You need to get yourself the proper 9145 fog light bulbs. the 9005's need a little lovin' to get into the hole, and because of this, it doesn't make a tight seal. I hear your frustration though, buying a new bulb every couple months is a PITA and expensive. I've had my 9007's (headlights) for over two years now and haven't needed to replace any yet *knocks on wood*.
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I had a fog light go out, replaced it, and broke again. It had a bad seal so water was getting in. I had to buy another fog light. A few months later the other side did the same thing, Now I have two new fog lights and now more problems.
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Try putting a small bead of dielectric grease all the way around the base on top of the o-ring and put some in the electrical connection to. That should help seal them.
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Thanx for the insight guys, I hit a deer last winter; everything below my hood got replaced. That may be so. Im thinking about maybe trying my extra set of 9145 stockers for a while AFTER I try to check and seal behind my foglight because after all, it is winter, it could get wet easily. Thank you again for your suggestions, Ill keep you p[osted on if it works.
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How hard are these to replace? I'm a newbie to Ford but bought an 06 Ranger yesterday and didn't notice the fog lights were out until I got it home and it got dark. I know I should have checked it over better now but how do I just replace the bulbs? I also have one out on my bumper for the plate.
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