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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Headlamp went out!

Hey all. I'm at 118,022 miles and just had to replace the driver's side headlight. Pretty simple. The bulb that came in the car is a 9005HL+. Walmart didn't have so I got a 9005 xtravision. Looks similar in color and brightness. I'll let you know if the car blows up or anything.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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To let you know, orange triangle light came on on dash to let me know it was out. Went over to it on menu and it said check headlamp or headlamp out. Something like that.
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I should have replaced both of them. Passenger light is out today. 119,737 miles.
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I should have replaced both of them. Passenger light is out today. 119,737 miles.
Miles don't have much to do with electrical components.

How long did the bulbs last timewise?
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Well the car was bought new September 1st 2017. But mileage does play some factor. Probably more than time. But there are other factors such as daytime to nighttime driving ratio. Type of roads driven on. Do you have a lot of rainy days with headlights on. I have a 2005 truck with 60000miles. Original headlights because they just sit in a dormant state. People that see my posts generally know I am the road warrior for the group and I just like to let everyone know the issues that arise through my abuse of my vehicle. That being said, two light bulbs, 1set of tires, some wiper blades and oil changes is not bad for 120000 miles. Original air filter, no alignment, and no I have not changed the actuator fluid 6 times as Kia recommended.
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Well that light bulb sucked. Only lasted 36,000 miles. Free.
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Well the car was bought new September 1st 2017. But mileage does play some factor. Probably more than time. But there are other factors such as daytime to nighttime driving ratio. Type of roads driven on. Do you have a lot of rainy days with headlights on. I have a 2005 truck with 60000miles. Original headlights because they just sit in a dormant state. People that see my posts generally know I am the road warrior for the group and I just like to let everyone know the issues that arise through my abuse of my vehicle. That being said, two light bulbs, 1set of tires, some wiper blades and oil changes is not bad for 120000 miles. Original air filter, no alignment, and no I have not changed the actuator fluid 6 times as Kia recommended.
Have you at least blown out the air filters with compressed air? I bet they are nassssty after 120k! .


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Well that light bulb sucked. Only lasted 36,000 miles. Free.

halogen, higher the output shorter the life. I think OEM bulbs are LongLife bulbs. considering how cheap LED replacements are, you should consider one in the $40-$50 range for extra life and increase brightness.
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halogen, higher the output shorter the life. I think OEM bulbs are LongLife bulbs. considering how cheap LED replacements are, you should consider one in the $40-$50 range for extra life and increase brightness.
He won't. @Gbillyg123 is our pioneer for experimenting with spending the least amount possible to keep the Niro on the road. He's the hero we need but don't deserve
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Thanks silverflash. Maybe I will take my savings and go buy a t-shirt with a big K on it.
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