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Aftermarket headlight has me FRUSTRATED...need your help.

 
Old 04-17-2008, 05:21 PM
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Aftermarket headlight has me FRUSTRATED...need your help.

Ok,

I purchased the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras and installed them. Please view the attached photo and notice how the light "dips" on the right side. So I put the FACTORY bulb back in, and it looked like the light on the left...nice and straight cutoff. Then I switched Silverstar Ultra bulbs, and I still get the same thing...the DAMN DIP!

So to summarize...EITHER new Silverstar Ultra bulb makes the dip on the RIGHT SIDE ONLY, but when I put the FACTORY bulb back in on the right side...I get the straight cutoff. The dip doesn't happen on the LEFT side with either Silverstar Ultra installed.

So it's not a bulb issue....and it can't be something in the housing, because the factory bulb works fine in the right side, making it look like the left.

WHAT is going on????
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Is it noticeable when you look straight at the head lights?
Other wise don’t worry.
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The photo doesn't really do it justice. It is almost as though the brightest part of the projection is blocked and dark. It is frustrating because when I switch the bulbs....the right one STILL has that indention. But when I put FACTORY bulb in the right side...it is straight.

I will drive to work tommorrow (in the dark) and see how they perform, but I was hoping that someone here had something similar happen..and could explain it to me.
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does the oem bulb have its tip painted? im guessing it doesnt while your aftermarket bulb is painted...just a guess.
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I have installed silver stars on several vehicles and more often than not I have to readjust the lights with the silver stars in. They send out the light pattern in a different way.
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Ok thanks...so just use an alan wrench to raise it up a bit?
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