'91 Camry DX constantly burning out headlights

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Old 19 Oct 2003, 06:48 am   #1 (permalink)
Joshua Smeltser
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Default '91 Camry DX constantly burning out headlights

I have a '91 Camry DX that has gone through 4 sets of headlights (9004)
in the last 2-3 months. This is only happening on the driver's side,
the passenger side has yet to burn one out. Any ideas on what could
cause this? Two sets were blue xeon bulbs, and two were standard
Sylvania halogen. I have used latex gloves each time to ensure that no
oil got on the bulb.

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Old 21 Oct 2003, 04:03 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Joshua Smeltser" <skinny@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a '91 Camry DX that has gone through 4 sets of headlights (9004)
> in the last 2-3 months. This is only happening on the driver's side,
> the passenger side has yet to burn one out. Any ideas on what could
> cause this? Two sets were blue xeon bulbs, and two were standard
> Sylvania halogen. I have used latex gloves each time to ensure that no
> oil got on the bulb.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Joshua Smeltser


Check your battery volts normal at 13-13.8v and that your headlight is
mounted securely, apart from that I have no idea except a dud batch.

Jason


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Old 22 Oct 2003, 04:33 am   #3 (permalink)
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You shouldnt touch the bulb at all , if anything touches the bulb clean
with alcohol and a new cleanex, and dont touch the side you clean with.

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Old 22 Oct 2003, 02:09 pm   #4 (permalink)
Howard Epstein
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My son has the same problem only he has a 92 Corolla. The problem was that
he had a hairline crack in the lens which was letting air, moisture and who
knows what else in. Replacing the entire lamp assembly solved his problem. We
purchased a new lamp assembly from a junk yard. Works fine now.

Howard Epstein

Jason James wrote:

> "Joshua Smeltser" <skinny@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
> news:bmtvqo$tej$1@ins22.netins.net...
> > I have a '91 Camry DX that has gone through 4 sets of headlights (9004)
> > in the last 2-3 months. This is only happening on the driver's side,
> > the passenger side has yet to burn one out. Any ideas on what could
> > cause this? Two sets were blue xeon bulbs, and two were standard
> > Sylvania halogen. I have used latex gloves each time to ensure that no
> > oil got on the bulb.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Joshua Smeltser

>
> Check your battery volts normal at 13-13.8v and that your headlight is
> mounted securely, apart from that I have no idea except a dud batch.
>
> Jason


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Old 22 Oct 2003, 04:13 pm   #5 (permalink)
mark Ransley
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If your lenses look foggy then you have a leak, I know high pressure
car washes will push in water anywhere

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