I recently replaced the bulb, which blew almost instantly. I thought it was only the bulb and then learned of the ballast. The ballast was replaced by a tech and another bulb installed less than 20 days ago. Now, this bulb shot. I bought the bulbs and ballast on ebay, but my tech thinks it's the bulb (he said it may be a "B" line). It's made by LTI (Lighting Technologies Int.) in CA. I spoke to the company rep and she says some bulbs must be the OEM part. Now I don't know if it is the ballast or the bulb! Any help? would be appreciated.
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fuses are there to protect the circuit
putting in bulbs that required a bigger current draw that what the circuit was designed for will blow the bulbs
most bulb sockets will only fit the correct wattage bulbs so by fitting higher wattage bulbs there could have been a dead short
circuit boards are only very thing copper so the time taken if heating a fuse to fail point ( blowing the fuse) could have melted a section of the printed circuit causing the rest of your problems
if the lamps blow, they are the wrong lamps
or the alternator regulator has gone berserk and the line voltage , is over 15vdc.
my guess is bulbs.
and would be system over voltage.
i had one car in 1984 that the reg went nuts and blew out all bulbs in the, car at 2am. (and not a nice part of town either,,,,)
up upgraded that car to electronic reg. ,
like i do all my classic cars now.
buy a cheap 10 buck DMM volt meter at walfart.
and put it across battery terms, running and racing idle.
13.3 to 15vdc is legal range.
Look at the instruction/installation manual. Are the bulbs 12volts or 120vac? If it is 12v there is a transformer that might be shorting to ground. If no transformer, the control panel or the control board has a short.
When replacing a modern headlamp be sure not to touch the glass part of the bulb with your bare hands. The oil from your hands will ruin the bulb for some reason. Check to see if your lens assembly is letting water in this will blow the bulb instantly also.
i had a polaris scrambler three wheeler and it would blows bulbs also, it had a junk battery in it, never thought anything of it, read up on it and if the battery has a short in it, it will blows the bulbs, replaced the battery and didnt have any more problems blowing bulbs
may be you should go for genuine lamps from the compan y and that too of same voltage..
check if you are puttig bulbs of lower voltage and bulbs getting blown up..
if it is not so then get your induction coil checked..may be its producing more current than required and blowing up the lamps..
i hope this will help you out..
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