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    anyone with a 03 lade that has had to change the low beam hid bulbs

    like the title says i had checked mine today while i was putting in my new hid kit for my high beams and they look black and sooty looking in the middle where the gas chamber is so what i want to know is this has anyone had to change the low beam hid bulbs yet?

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    Re: anyone with a 03 lade that has had to change the low beam hid bulbs

    the d1r bulbs have a high heat paint on them so that the light does not cause glare from how it reflects in the housing.... was the "black soot" very dark, and in an even pattern only on the top of the bulb?

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    Re: anyone with a 03 lade that has had to change the low beam hid bulbs

    is was very dark but it wasn't in an even pattern and no i didn't have them on before i checked them and i know they only have around 3000 hours before they lose they're full brightness and the arc chambers on the high beam kit i put in was smiler design but without the paint but the arc chambers was clearer on them then the low beams are i may get new one soon so i don't have to worry about them possibly going out on me while i drive at night

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    Re: anyone with a 03 lade that has had to change the low beam hid bulbs

    if you replace your headlights you need to replace your ballast wont be long before the ballast goes out. I'm going through the same thing on my truck right now.

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    Re: anyone with a 03 lade that has had to change the low beam hid bulbs

    ouch how much will it cost me i thought the ballasts lasted the life of the truck or at least that is what my uncle told me he worked for gm but he is retired now if the dealer is to high i may go aftermarket that is how i did my high beams with hid

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