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Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 19:19:34 GMT
From: "Brian G." <b_c_greene.nospamnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Headlamps -- 9-5


This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0035_01C15A44.9DF15780 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Headlamps -- 9-5Halogen bulbs are not the most durable of products. = They do tend to burn out fast, but I've never heard of the lifespan to = be an average of 1.5 yrs. That's pretty lame. Between both my 2k 9-3SE = and Wife's '98 900SE, only one brake bulb (non halogen) has been = replaced. I do know, however, that 9-5 bulbs are as simple to replace = as NG900/9-3 bulbs and can be purchased for around $13.00 (Sylvania) = from your local auto parts store. Yes, it is recommended that you = replace both at the same time (bulb manufacturers and dealerships = recommendation of course). Brian G. BTW- Never touch the glass part of a halogen bulb as it will = significantly reduce lifespan/longevity. "Marc Escuro" <mgescuronopsam.com> wrote in message = news:B7F73CF3.14576%mgescuronopsam.com... The oddest thing happened to me at the SAAB dealership the other day = when I was getting my oil changed and my brake pads replaced. One of my headlamps burned out. It didn't burn out until I picked up = the car. The 2 service people were very nice to change it immediately = and with the least amount of hassle. However, they said they would = change BOTH bulbs because they usually burn out within days of each = other!!! Now, here's my thing. I have a 2000 9-5 Aero with 25,500 miles on it. = I've never heard of bulbs burning out so fast!!! I mean... Do I have = to change my light bulbs every 1.5 years?!?!?!?! It's weird. --=20 Marc Escuro mgescuronopsam.com "...when all hope is gone, you know sad songs say so much..."=20 ------=_NextPart_000_0035_01C15A44.9DF15780 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Headlamps -- 9-5</TITLE> <META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2462.0" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"MS Serif">Halogen bulbs are not the most durable of=20 products.  They do tend to burn out fast, but I've never heard of = the=20 lifespan to be an average of 1.5 yrs.  That's pretty=20 lame.  Between both my 2k 9-3SE and Wife's '98 900SE, only one = brake=20 bulb (non halogen) has been replaced.  I do know, however, that 9-5 = bulbs=20 are as simple to replace as NG900/9-3 bulbs and can be purchased for = around=20 $13.00 (Sylvania) from your local auto parts store.  Yes, it is = recommended=20 that you replace both at the same time (bulb manufacturers and = dealerships=20 recommendation of course).</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"MS Serif"></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"MS Serif">Brian G.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"MS Serif"></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"MS Serif">BTW- Never touch the glass part of a = halogen bulb as=20 it will significantly reduce lifespan/longevity.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D"MS Serif"></FONT> </DIV></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=20 style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV>"Marc Escuro" <<A=20 href=3D"mailto:mgescuronopsam.com">mgescuronopsam.com</A>> wrote in = message <A=20 = href=3D"news:B7F73CF3.14576%mgescuronopsam.com">news:B7F73CF3.14576%mgescu= ronopsam.com</A>...</DIV><FONT=20 face=3D"Times New Roman"><BR>The oddest thing happened to me at the = SAAB=20 dealership the other day when I was getting my oil changed and my = brake pads=20 replaced.<BR><BR>One of my headlamps burned out.  It didn=92t = burn out=20 until I picked up the car.  The 2 service people were very nice = to change=20 it immediately and with the least amount of hassle.  However, = they said=20 they would change BOTH bulbs because they usually burn out within days = of each=20 other!!!<BR><BR>Now, here=92s my thing.  I have a 2000 9-5 Aero = with 25,500=20 miles on it.  I=92ve never heard of bulbs burning out so fast!!! =  I=20 mean... Do I have to change my light bulbs every 1.5 years?!?!?!?! =  It=92s=20 weird.<BR><BR><BR><BR><B>-- <BR><BR>Marc=20 Escuro<BR>mgescuronopsam.com<BR></B><BR><BR><B>"...when all hope is = gone, you=20 know sad songs say so much..." = </B><BR></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></BODY></HTML> ------=_NextPart_000_0035_01C15A44.9DF15780--

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