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    Angry Melted plugs!

    Two weeks ago my left headlight plug melted
    So I went to the auto parts and bought me a 9007 plug and replaced it. Yesterday I was doing the Koji Headlight modd and Noticed that the Right hand Plug its on its way also. Anyone also have this problem? I have normal bulbs. Why is this happening. Its sucks that I have a 03 (new car) with both harness replaced.
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    when you switched to non OE bulbs, did you check the wattage?

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    Originally posted by dark_rex
    when you switched to non OE bulbs, did you check the wattage?
    I have Standard bulds .. they arent those Hyper white or whatever they are called.
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    Originally posted by ManguWRX
    I have Standard bulds .. they arent those Hyper white or whatever they are called.
    right... but did you check to see if the wattage was the same as the stock bulbs

    your replacement "standard" bulbs are most likely drawing more power than the stockers, and are therefore creating too much heat for the harness.

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    this is right..check that wattage! the same thing happened to me and i ended up totally screwing up one of my harnesses

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    Thanx guys! what wattage should they be?
    Now Im gonna go replace the other side.. damm that sucks the quality of after market plugs suck. Compare to Subaru
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    bump

    where did you buy the plug? can't find an autoparts store around that carrys one...help!

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    The junkyard is a great place to go.

    9004 and 9007 are the same connector.

    Check the dealership to see if they have 9004 or 9007 repair kits.

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    Originally posted by **** Fitzwell
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    where did you buy the plug? can't find an autoparts store around that carrys one...help!
    Pepboys or AutoZone.

    Tan the dealer only sells the complete harness.. Mega $$$$
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    9004 and 9007 are the same connector.
    good to know...thx
    Tan the dealer only sells the complete harness.. Mega $$$$
    true, called them already $600 and change!
    Pepboys or AutoZone.
    called both these jackasses and oreilly's as well...no luck

    thx for the replys though, after doing some research, i think im just going to order a heavy duty harness. my luck if i just replaced the one, the other would go that next week

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