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Old 08-05-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default 06 sti headlight glowing purple!?!?!

i noticed on the drive home from work my passenger side head light dimmer then the driver side. When i parked the car a left it off for a min or two and then turned the car back on the headlight was full power and in about 5 secs it slowly dimmed to purple... and stays purple... what is this an indication of? any idea or help would be nice thanks??!
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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means get new bulbs
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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Don't go into shock when you see what they cost. Remember, you own an STI.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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It has nothing to do with owning an STI. The HID bulbs are industry-standard D2S and you don't have to buy them at a dealer for inflated prices. Look online for genuine Philips or Osram D2S bulbs, you should be able to find them for as low as $60/pair. They should be replaced in matched pairs to ensure uniform light output.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:03 AM   #5
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Don't go into shock when you see what they cost. Remember, you own an STI.

and i own an sti damn i thought it was a 96 tribecca!??!
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:05 AM   #6
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It has nothing to do with owning an STI. The HID bulbs are industry-standard D2S and you don't have to buy them at a dealer for inflated prices. Look online for genuine Philips or Osram D2S bulbs, you should be able to find them for as low as $60/pair. They should be replaced in matched pairs to ensure uniform light output.

thanks for the good info!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:51 PM   #7
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It has nothing to do with owning an STI. The HID bulbs are industry-standard D2S and you don't have to buy them at a dealer for inflated prices. Look online for genuine Philips or Osram D2S bulbs, you should be able to find them for as low as $60/pair. They should be replaced in matched pairs to ensure uniform light output.
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and i own an sti damn i thought it was a 96 tribecca!??!
Both of you have to calm down a bit. It's an STI. You bought a higher priced car with a lot of good items of which happens to be HID lamps and nothing more.

Don't read too much into something so simple.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:48 AM   #8
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So a headlight gone purple means bulb not ballast right since it's not flickering or anything its just red. I have the same problem as of last night so, thanks for the info.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:57 AM   #9
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It just mean your bulb is about to burn out that's all nothing serious. I had the same thing happen to me. I got online to ijdmtoy.com. And color tempautre you want for like 55$. I've had them for about 20k and still burning bright. Just remember the higher the color tempautre then less visable light.
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