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Constantly replacing headlights

I have had my car sinced december 04 and today I replaced another headlight. I have done this four times plus the license plate rear lights. This doesn't seem normal. What could be the problem I have taken it to the dealer and they were of no help.

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  • bsherbrook Nov 25, 2008

    same problem, seems I change one atleast every 7 monthes or so... Put in a brnd new alternator and battery a year ago but since then problem has still occured. Im thinkin I might have to tear through the electric system

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    davidavilasi Jan 28, 2013

    It's not just the headlights: I have bulbs more often in the Hyundai Elantra 2004 than in any other car I've owned. It's phenomenal.

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Do not tear thru anything please just go to the dealership and replace the headlights! The Hyundai's headlights burn so hot that any aftermarket headlights will burn out quite quickly! I have purchased many different headlight bulbs for my Hyundai including the ultrabright lights and those just burned. Went to the dealer and purchased two headlights from them for $21.00 and they installed them!!!! Have not had a problem since! (that was over a year ago)

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When you replace the bulbs do not handle them with your fingers as this shortens thier life


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