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Old 03-05-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Solaris Invisibulbs - suck?

Hey, i bought a set of Solaris invisibulbs from bimmian, ide say 3 months ago, installed on my car, yay great - today one blinker already went out, to me this seems like a huge let down, i spent over 60 dollars on these bulbs and one has already gone out, SUCKS

now its time to save up for some LEDs, really pissed with these solaris bulbs and i think its B**Sh** that they are already starting to blow....
any pros/cons with you guys with LEDs? how hard was it to install the resisitors that heat up?

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Old 03-05-2005, 06:13 PM   #2
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same thing happened to me after 3 weeks...worst of all i bought them from bimmian..its going to be a ***** to get a free bulb i think they want $5 per replacement bulb this is gay.
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Old 03-05-2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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they dont last very long..i even got the rear license plate ones and one blew out about 2 months later and i got a ticket for it...so not only did i have to get another bulb (just bought crappy oem style ones) but also had to deal with a ticket for it.

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Old 03-05-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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Fuk... I just some and decided to pick dem over LED's because of the plug-n-play aspect. I'm pissed now...
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:42 PM   #5
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I ordered a pair from bimmian a long time ago but never put them on. and a about a month ago I so wanted to put them in but I forgot where I stashed them

Guess I won't put them on after all
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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mine r used, no problems..shouldbe warranty anyway...i bougth some led , didnt use, will sell in like 2 weeks, look for post.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:26 PM   #7
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I use Stealthbulbs. They have a lifetime warranty all oyu have to do is send your blown one back in the original package and they will send you a new one. I've had the side marker ones for 8 months and they are like new and the front corner ones for about 4 months with no problems.

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I'll recommend silvervisions once again. I've had mine in for nearly two years, and all four of the originals still work.
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Old 03-06-2005, 05:44 PM   #11
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I contacted aaron at bimmian and he sent out a new pair the next day

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should have gotten sylvania silverstar's, oem quality.

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Old 03-06-2005, 07:39 PM   #14
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You guys may want to check if the bulb is making contact in the socket. I have a full set of Solaris bulbs and had issues with the bulbs going out in the front and rear. It seems as if the base of the bulb is not designed like the stock ones. I believe there may be an issue with it being a bit short in length. I noticed that the bulb did not sit snug in the socket. I would then wiggle the bulb around and it would turn on and off. A quick fix that I did was to put a good amount of solder on the very tip of the base of the bulb and haven't had issues since.
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