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#1 cyberfire

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:16 PM

Hi,
I have a 96 Legacy and I have to change the dome light every 2 months (if not every month) I cant seem to find out why it burns out.
Any idea?


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#2 Skip

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:33 PM

try finding a lamp made by OSRAM (Sylvainia)

or

Convert to white LEDs
(costly but should last forever)

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:40 PM

Ok, so your saying that is just a bulb problem, I sould not try looking for a more complex problem?


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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:52 PM

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affirmative
if it were a voltage problem you would be burning out
more lamps than just this one

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:00 PM

Corroded connections can do it but I would think the dome light should be fine. Would not hurt to clean them.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 07:21 PM

Have you bought the replacements form the same place each time?
If so try a different source, I had a string of brake/tailights that burned out every 2-3 months and went through 3 double packs (in 8 months), then I happened to purchase some at a different store, hasn't burned out yet after 2 years.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:25 PM

I strongly recommend replacing the bulb with the LED unit from George at http://taskled.com. I have them in my Legacy and my Landcruisers. Major improvement.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:39 PM

very nice idea

but

30 GW's for a dome light?

maybe if.........

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 12:09 AM

Just for the hell of it, take a volt meter and see how much voltage is at the contacts with the car running. The only thing i can see blowing out bulbs there is a poor quality bulb, heat, or voltage/current being to high (and that would be a real real real longshot on the begings of an alternator going bad). The only OTHER thing is vibration. Make sure the fixture is tight, as are the sockets.


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:30 AM

Ok, I will check, clean and buy new bulbs.

Thanks guys.




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