Elantra GT 2001 - Odd Halogen bulb socket behavior

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Stanley P Pickens, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. I too hav noticed the shortened life of the H7 and highbeam style bulbs on
    my hyundai.

    I recently installed a high beam bulb and I noticed that the metal spring
    clip which holds the bulb in place actually glowed light red with heat as
    soon as I turned them on to check that they worked. First time I had seen
    that. It went out shortly after.

    Any clues as to what's causing this and what a soultion might be?
    Stanley P Pickens, Jun 5, 2008
  2. It sounds like you've got a serious problem, such as the light
    grounding/shorting through the clip. Get it checked out before you
    damage the headlight assembly or start a fire.
    Brian Nystrom, Jun 6, 2008
  3. Stanley P Pickens

    hyundaitech Guest

    Actually, the high beam bulb (not an H7) is designed to ground through th
    clip. Make sure everything is attached securely. If you've burned th
    plating off the clip or other contact points in the lamp, you may need t
    replace the headlamp assembly
    hyundaitech, Jun 6, 2008
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