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Old 03-17-2004, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, guys remember I had a thread a week ago on that I was buying new fog light bulbs. They were through pro car parts, being bulbs, I didn't think they could be any different from another shop, so I bought them, charged me $30.00 for them shipped, and 4 days from install date, which is today, my passengers side BLOWS OUT on me.. Just a forewarn that DO NOT BUY FROM PRO CAR PARTS... Their parts are very very cheap and he will not warranty them for any reason. he told me that even if they blow when I first put them in that I am stuck with them... WHAT a rip guys... had to let you all know, watch your back..
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if another set blows there may be an electiral problem of some kind.
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if another set blows there may be an electiral problem of some kind.
another set won't blow.. my last set before then didn't blow at all and I had them installed for 6 months of constant use straight... They are just cheap ass bulbs, and pro car parts is a ripoff artist...
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Well what brand were the bulbs? Sometimes these things are unpredictable. Plus, I doubt any company would give you warranty if they blew.

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dude, they state in their ebay auctions that they back them with a lifetime warranty for any reason, no questions asked... What the hell do you think a warranty on a bulbs are good for if it doesn't cover them blowing.. DUHHHHHHHH!!!!....... I dunno.. the name on the bulbs don't say anything but PRO CAR PARTS.... they must be made by the dime a dozen rule......watever though... i'm going to call him tommorow and speak with him again... he needs to fix this problem, or else I'm going to take this to ebay for action since he's a power seller and claims on more than a dozen auctions he gives a lifetime warranty...
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dude, they state in their ebay auctions that they back them with a lifetime warranty for any reason, no questions asked... What the hell do you think a warranty on a bulbs are good for if it doesn't cover them blowing.. DUHHHHHHHH!!!!....... I dunno.. the name on the bulbs don't say anything but PRO CAR PARTS.... they must be made by the dime a dozen rule......watever though... i'm going to call him tommorow and speak with him again... he needs to fix this problem, or else I'm going to take this to ebay for action since he's a power seller and claims on more than a dozen auctions he gives a lifetime warranty...
lifetime warranty? If things ever sound too good to be true, they usually are. Why would someone sell bulbs with lifetime warranty? Bulbs will blow for sure, that means he constantly has to replace people's bulbs?

And Sylvania says they have lifetime warranty too, but it usually means against manufactuers defects, not normal wear and tear.

But I don't know what his promises were, I just don't think you should expect that much.

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thats what happens when u buy from them
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YUP....not even going to bother getting fancy replacement bulbs anymore... in the long run it's going to save me money to buy the HID kit, at least I'll be able to have something I know will be quality... ass crack PCP buttwankers..
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I keep telling people about PCP...
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Yea peopel already posted before about NEVER BU FROM PRO CAR PARTS...they suck...those bulbs may "fit" your ca, but they dont actually "fit" lol i love doing that

the bulbs are the same # as your orignals, btu these oens are probably runnign a higher wattage. I forget but i think u shud run fogs at 35 watts or sumtin? and lows at 55 watts. well those bulbs are probably above 80 watts. They say 6000K which is believe able, but when bulbs comes cheaper, expect them to be a hgih wattage. Many better bulbs look like say 100watts, but they are actually 55 watts that look liek 100 watts, which is what you want.

also, runnign such a high wattage can melt your wiring harness. BE CAREFUL, those are $$ to replace compared to your bulbs.
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well all i can say is no bulb is gonna be lifetime, ligthbulbs just arent.
the longest i have ever gotten out of an aftermarket bulb was a set of sylvanias and they only lasted a year and 4 months , which is amazing.
4 days is not good at all, i would see about getting money back instead of getting replacements.
sorry to hear about the misfortune.

once again i say PCP is the worst company to buy from
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In all fairness to crappy bulbs, I have had a pair (high and low) of "xenons" that worked well and have lasted 2 years. I got them thinking they would go out, but they didnt. I forgot who makes them, but it was some asian manufacturer.
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YUP... I agree...


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well i'm off to bed for the night, all this fog light stuff has really tore me a new one tonight....... but not as bad as mikefliggity's.. lol.... i'll keep the situation at hand up to date for you guys...
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