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Old 03-03-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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HIDs in non-rs headlight burning housing?

Hey i got my camaro back in October 2009 and installed 8,000K HID bulbs into my non-rs headlight housings. Now, i put it away in storage the last week of november 2010 and i just took it out of storage last week. I noticed that on the inside of the headlight that there is a faint fog like, misty dirt kind of stuff around the outer edge....i havent tried to polish the headlamp yet so it just might be on the outside from driving but im just wondering if anybody who has the same setup as mine notice the same thing happening? because the last thing i need is the replace the headlamps!

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Its nothing caused by the HID's. Most likely corrosion caused by oxygen.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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Its nothing caused by the HID's. Most likely corrosion caused by oxygen.

so soon though? i have had my camaro for only 1 year and 4 months....that is like nothing in car years lol
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I had HID bulbs for a good 9 mths will no issues at all. I don't think it's the bulbs. Post some pics if you can.

BTW: Halogen housings aren't that expensive. You can usually pick up a set of OEM take offs (both sides) for about $150. You can also get a brand new aftermarket one that is just as good as OEM for $90 to your door.
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so soon though? i have had my camaro for only 1 year and 4 months....that is like nothing in car years lol
Just brainstorming here but maybe you didn't get your bulb twisted back in place all the way and it has allowed some moisture to get into the housing.

Maybe you can take out the bulb and let it sit outside in the sun for a little while?
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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Just brainstorming here but maybe you didn't get your bulb twisted back in place all the way and it has allowed some moisture to get into the housing.

Maybe you can take out the bulb and let it sit outside in the sun for a little while?
hmmmmm thats very possible. i didnt think of that. i will have to check it out. i still have it in the garage with a cover on it so i could do that.
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