Yeah I’m going to revive an old discussion. I use the Silverstar Ultra in my Pontiac. After two years my right headlight was out so I replaced them both in April. Then one month later my right headlight was out again so I bought another pack thinking I got a defective bulb. When I pulled the headlight housing off though, I found some slight melting of the connector and the bulb was still good. Put it back together using dielectric grease on the connectors and we’ll see what happens. I suspect I’ll be soldering in a new connector at some point.
Just curious though if this is an issue with using the higher power bulbs and a common problem?
My daughters 05 CRV: her headlight burned out. I replaced all headlights with Sylvanias bestest most premium and most expensive light bulbs. A month later one burned out. They replaced it with mid grade Sylvania. Within a month both bulbs blew. (Not at same time. Replaced with standard they lasted a month or two. In the meantime I checked voltage and ground. All seemed fine. Connectors looked good. I told her the next time they burn out to just put the cheapest set she could find in it. Then in my spare time, I would change the connectors. She put some $6 ones in, and they’ve lasted for months and months. ??? I do know from research, that the more premium you go, the shorter the lifespan is. There’s a very significant difference in Sylvanias Basic and ultra premium.
It is a problem with bulbs that draw more than OE power but your bulbs draw the same as OE. I have had the same bulbs in my Ram for 4 years. No burned out bulbs, and I have DRLs that use the high beam filament so they get a lot of use albeit at lower voltage.