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focus4john 06-25-2012 11:26 AM

Headlight help!
Hi all - I did a search but I didnt find any good matches, so if this repeats please refer me to the correct thread!
I recently tried to upgrade my headlights with some after market "super white" lights. After a coupe of days I notice that the H11s in the low beams were overheating and scorching the inside of the housing. I removed the bulbs and didnt see any melting damage to the housing or wiring but the reflectors and glass are now fogged. Anyone have any ideas how to get this off? I tried a lens cloth on the end of a bent wire, which kinda worked but I bent the bucket for the bulb so thats a no go. And yes, I checked the wattage on the bulbs and the size and I purchased the correct sizes. Have any of you had any issues like this with Silverstars or Philips?[ffrocks]

Sideswipe 06-25-2012 11:52 AM

I purchased the Phillips Xenon White Halogen H11's for my focus too but I haven't noticed any problems with them so far. Think I'll check them again right after I post this though

Rememo 06-25-2012 12:59 PM

No problems with my Philips H1 / H11 CrystalVision Ultras.

deadknite 06-25-2012 11:14 PM

Haven't used thoes lights but I'm currently running piaa for highs and on the second pair for my lows and no problems so that's an option .

Sideswipe 06-26-2012 06:45 AM

Yeah, my headlights are fine. Just checked them. Maybe water leaked in? :o

JayDeZ 06-26-2012 07:11 AM

Did you use brand name lights or did you buy cheap ones with Chinese writing on the package from ebay? Are the headlight housings fogged with water? or does the plastic look burnt and weathered like on a 15 year old car? If its the second one, you might be SOL and need to get new headlights.

jfsiutza 06-26-2012 08:04 AM

post pics please!! ive taken these headlights apart and rebuilt them .. i havent seen one get damaged like that before. im running streetglow 100watts and no damage to wiring or housing

ccelaya 06-26-2012 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Rememo (Post 4230424)
No problems with my Philips H1 / H11 CrystalVision Ultras.

same here

JoeRogan 06-26-2012 11:35 AM

Did you wear gloves when you installed them

VectorZ 09-18-2012 10:01 AM

Bumping this thread for feedback from anyone who has replaced their stock bulbs. I live in the country and drive home late at night and really miss my HIDs. Looking for any bulb to improve the lighting...

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