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Hey Guys!

I was just wondering if this is happening to any of you. I have replaced 2 headlights and 1 fog light in the past 4 months.. I have a 2001.5 Elantra GT. I don't know if I should bring it back to the dealership... and if I do, I replaced the stereo, will they have a problem with that?


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when i put in HID lights... (85/100) I had the same problem untill I put larger fuses inside the fuse box in the engine nbay.. there are 2 15's in there one for each light.. I replaced them with 30's and have had no problems with them since.. I have a 2000 GLS so I guess there might be 2 more for each foglight on your GT..


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Since getting my MTX Amp (420 watt) Subwoofer package installed I have had one headlight burn out pretty much immediately after the install (dealer replaced) and now one of my aftermarket driving lights isn't working! I'm going to the guy who installed my audio sytem and driving lights to see if there some problem with the fuses or whatever.


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I have a 2001 GLS for 8 months...Replaced 1 headlight, 1 high beam, and a corner maker lamp on both sides. I don't know what the deal is, but Hyundai gets it everytime. I'm not putting my money into headlights. I'll let hyundai put there cheap crap headlights in!!

-Mike


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Guys, don't be so quick to blame Hyundai. If you put higher wattage bulbs in the stock headlight assemblies, they will burn out faster due to the increased heat. That's just the way it is with the higher wattage bulbs without proper cooling available for them.

The other culprit can be the bulbs as well. I have a 2000 Tiburon, and the H7 bulbs for the low beams are made by Osram. Osram has two plants the lights can come from: Germany and Korea. Oddly enough, the bulbs from Korea last longer than the ones from Germany, even though it's the same company making the bulbs (you can tell where they are made by the text printed on the ring around the bulb on the H7's).


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well what do you know heheh I have a 2001 Elantra and last friday both my headlights and the left fog light died it cost me 100$ to replace them grrrr<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cry.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


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i replaced my headlights on my tib three times went to the import store and bought headlights....they told me if they blow out come back and we will give them to you for free!! cant beat that!! i forgot what company they are though....lifetime warranty is a great thing...i have had them for 4months and no problems....


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Lets see, I have PIAA plasma headlights, PIAA superwhite foglights and an aftermarket stereo system including a 600 watt amp and 600 watt sub. I have had this setup for about a year and half. I have not had to replace any bulbs anywhere <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

One thing I might suggest is that your aftermarket headlight bulbs that you use to replace the factory ones are of the same wattage. That should fix that problem. If your car is burning the stock bulbs like crazy, you might need a whole new headlight assembly then because obviously its not the bulbs.


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS
-PIAA 1100x superwhite foglights
-PIAA Plasma headlights
-Sharkracing clear corners w/ amber bulbs
-Deflector
-10" pioneer subwoofer w/ 600 watt Kenwood amp
-Blue dome light
 

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How are the PIAA bulbs? Supposedly those are of higher quality, but they're so damn expensive. One of these days I'll have to try a pair. So far the best brand of these "HID" bulbs that I've used are from Import Showoffs. You can find them on ebay for about $25 bucks a pair or less. The one in my gf's Sebring are still working fine, after about 5 months now. The other brands usually die on me within the first month or two.


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You could go with real HID's. If you look hard enough, you can find them for less than $500.00. That sounds like alot, but they actually make a functional improvement, they're not just for looks. They also seem to last longer than the car.


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