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Xenon Bulb Problem Help

12-13-2007, 11:30 PM
Hey i just bought xenon bulbs from ebay, while putting one in, i dropped one of the bulbs and now when i shake the bulb it sounds like theres something broken inside but i dont see anything, did it break ? or will it still work

12-15-2007, 03:44 PM
The filament inside is probably whats broken. Its very small and you probably can't see it through the colored glass. I'm assuming the glass is blue tinted if they're claiming its xenon.

Side note: those aren't "xenon" bulbs. Like many things on ebay, its falsely advertised. Real xenon bulbs don't have filaments so there is nothing that you would hear rattling on the inside. Not to bash your purchase or anything, but the truth is those bulbs will probably burn out quickly and are drawing too many watts through your bulb harness. I wouldn't reccommend buying any auto lights on ebay because I rarely see anything quality on there. I suggest some Sylvania Silverstars which aren't too expensive and can be found at any AutoZone etc.

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