Tim provided the following for me while trying to find replacement tail light bulbs:Where can I buy a replacement bulb online? My left bulb went out
If the daytime running lamps weren't on all the time, maybe I'd still have life left in them.
Pretty ridiculous. I have a 1996 Saab with 120K miles that has not needed replacement DRLs ... but my Elise needs them after 9 months and 5K miles. Whoever said the Brits don't do well with electronics?I buy regular replacement bulbs from Autozone....they are kind of an odd format....H1. The Autozone only sells one brand and type of that size.
I disabled my daytime running lights since I was only getting about 3-4 months out of them before they would burn out....and I also found that after about 1.5-2hours of being on the SPM box inside the dash would overheat and start acting up either flashing the lights on and off on bumps or sticking either on or off for random amounts of time.
Now I only use the headlights at night and the rest of the lights have not acted up at all.
FYI Stock bulb is an H7 I believe.
It depends on the year of the car.Nope it was an H1. I just bought them a week before I left for Europe.
H7 might go somewhere else on the car, but not the main headlights.
I've run 80 and 100 watt bulbs in several cars in the past. They burn out much faster then the standard wattage bulbs, like 3 to 4 X as fast. Doesn't matter much if sourced from asia or europe. I'd go with HID's if your application is hard to get to.Has anyone used a 100W European bulb in lieu of the 55W US version?
Be careful there - besides being higher wattage (and the problems associated with that), the bulbs linked are all "Blue". Blue tinted lights appear to be brighter when you look at them, but the reality is that they put out less light - actually the blue tint filters the light and limits the color output of the light. That in turn limits the light that gets out, and as importantly, reflected back to you for your eyes to "see".Here just an example, double the output of your head lights for just $20-30;