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    Headlight Problem

    Ooops i went and bought some cheap bulbs on ebay for the gto no name brand from japan The bulbs got too hot and burnt up the connector and the plastic piece inside the headlamp that the bulb screws into. The part that melted has 3 screws holding it to the headlamp housing my question is does anyone know if this piece is available or am i buying a new headlamp. Next time i'll think twice before using ebay for headlights.

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    You're going to need new lenses unfortunately. What bulbs did you buy? There are sales on eBay for harnesses for higher wattage bulbs. Either go with Luminics bulbs, SilverStars or save up for HIDs after you replace the lenses.

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    They were really cheap bulbs came in plain white boxes 100W rating the connector did burn a little but even a new harness wouldnt have helped the actual housing burning up. it suxs but your right i think HID's will be the way to go with the new headlamps. any suggestions on best place to get them?

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    Ya I like Nokya bulbs since their brighter but won't burn up anything. Never use a bulb with a high wattage on stock harness unless it's like going from 55 to 65 bit 100 produces almost 2times the current draw and a lot of heat. Hid kit is the best way for light without drawing insane power and needing new harnesses . I have a local guy I get his kits.from and eBay. A good kit should be $50 to $60 no need to pay anymore than that all mine have lasted for yrs. If you.do use eBay just do what I do and buy from someone who.sells just hid kits and have good feedback.
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