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Old 04-07-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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Just yesterday my passenger side headlight (stock with silverstar) wouldn't turn on. At first I thought the bulb was shoot but was in perfect condition. I checked the fuse and it was blown so I replaced it. Immediately after turning my car on, the fuse blew out. I have gone through 4 fuses of the same amp and blows out immediately. Anything I could be looking for that would cause this? I hate driving with just one headlight on
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This happen right after you put those bulbs on?
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i've had the bulbs in there for more than more than 5 months. I haven't done anything on my car except for change the oil and rotate the tires about 3 days ago. the headlights were working for a day afterwards... my drivers side light still works just fine

gonna try and get a multimeter tomorrow but even then, not sure how it'll help if i do find out if its feeding too much power.
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take it back to the dealer
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Check your harness? Some aftermarket bulbs burn the OEM harnesses. (Usually due to the high wattage they draw.) Kind of weird though because I've had SilverStars in my headlights for over a year now with no problems.
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.. swap the bulbs left to right. see if it blows the other fuse.. im pretty sure the tc has one fuse for the left one for the right.. and if hte case.. bulb is shorted internally.. if not take it to the dealer..
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You probably burnt up the stock harness by putting those bulbs in, causing the power to short to ground, which results in a blown fuse.
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