Left Side Headlight Blows

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Old 02-16-05, 12:52 PM
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Left Side Headlight Blows

My 94 Toyota Camry has a problem with the left side low beam. Shortly after I replaced it it blew. I replaced it a 2nd time making sure I didn't touch the glass and it blew also. The right side and high beams work fine.
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Old 02-16-05, 02:22 PM
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Is there any moisture present in the lens?
 
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Old 02-16-05, 02:42 PM
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That would be my guess unless your using cheapo bulbs.
 
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Old 02-17-05, 04:16 AM
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Yes, it was a cheaper bulb ($7.99). There may be moisture in the lens. It blew after about 1/2 hour of use. If I put a voltmeter into the socket, what reading should I get?
How should I make sure the lens is dry?
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Your going to have battery voltage not to exceed 14.6v. If higher like 16 or so it could blow the bulbs. But you would be blowing other ones also.
 
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Old 02-17-05, 07:59 AM
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Ok. This is good info. I've already spent $7.99 twice for bulbs. How should I eliminate or check for moisture? Do I take the lens off from the front? Should I seriously consider the problem being cheap bulbs or is that unlikely? In other words, what do I do now?
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Old 02-17-05, 08:52 AM
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moisture

If you have moisture and it touches the hot glass it would break the glass or at least crack it.If you look at the old bulbs see if the glass is broken or just the wire(filimant) inside is broken.You can see moisture pretty easy.
I would spring for a better quality bulb.
 
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