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All light bulbs burn out again and again, how to fix this.

I have 2001 cavalier and everytime i replace my front and back lights they burn out within 3-4 days. Its not the fuse, i think. What can i do to fix this issue. Should i go and get the electircal checked out?
Help please.

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  • mercer85 Feb 14, 2009

    So all i need to do is to check the battery voltage, how can i do that and what tool would i need? and if it is higher voltage what should i do.

    Thank you



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Check the battery voltage with the engine running at idle and at 2000 RPM. Voltage should not exceed 13.6 volts. To burn out bulbs the alternator would have to run at 15 + volts to fatigue bulbs. If the voltage is high, investigate charging system.
Let me know.

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  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey Feb 14, 2009

    You will need a voltmeter. You can go to your local Auto Zone or Advanced Auto and they usually offer a free charging system test. If you have a favorite repair shop, they can do the test also.

    When the battery voltage is checked with the voltmeter and the voltage is too high, as described in the previous comment, you may have an alternator problem and possible alternator replacement.

    Good luck.




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