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Old 04-11-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Angry Bulbs are getting expensive

Because my left fog bulb keeps blowing! It's the only bulb that has gone out on the car in almost 24,000 miles. I have now been through three sets of bulbs for my fog lights. Anybody else having this issue or have a thought as to what it could be? I can't possibly keep getting a bad bulb in every 2 pack I buy. I think Ford should replace my fog light set up. The one that blew this morning was only in there for <4 months. I turn them on and they go pop.


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Old 04-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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What bulbs are you using?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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This has happened to the factory bulbs, a set of Putco, and now my Nokya bulbs.
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That is pretty odd. Maybe using some dielectric grease on the plug would help. Is is really damp where you park?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Only if it's been raining like it has been the past few days. You know what I'm talking about. I park on a blacktop parking lot that dries surprisingly fast.
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Yeah the last couple days have been pretty bad. If a good coating of dielectric grease on the plugs doesn't help it may be time for a trip to the dealer.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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Yeah the last couple days have been pretty bad. If a good coating of dielectric grease on the plugs doesn't help it may be time for a trip to the dealer.
I put some on my roommate's car when I changed one of her bulbs and she was like, "You bought bulb grease? That sounds like blinker fluid." And I said, "I swear it's real!"
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Yes bulb grease helps keep moisture out of the terminals on the bulb and pigtail.
This sounds more like moisture in the housing. Like there is a small crack or the bulb isn't seating properly to seal the gasket.
Heated glass an water don't mix very well.
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its critical to a bulbs lifespan and to keep them from blowing prematurely.... to use dielectric grease and to keep your paws off of the bulb itself. those two things are the top 2 reasons a bulb will go out.
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its critical to a bulbs lifespan and to keep them from blowing prematurely.... to use dielectric grease and to keep your paws off of the bulb itself. those two things are the top 2 reasons a bulb will go out.
That's the other thing I was going to say, those would be halogen bulbs and the oils from your fingers will cause a bulb to burn out. Don't touch the glass.
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