OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.COM > Technical Forums > Electrical and Lighting

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12th October 2018, 05:05 AM
c.fitzpatrick c.fitzpatrick is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: BONNELLS BAY
Year: 2009
Model: FORESTER
Transmission: AUTO
Posts: 10
c.fitzpatrick is on a distinguished road
Default SH forester low beam

Does anybody have problems with the low beam globes blowing i have both headlights go in the last two weeks and what globes are people using they are standard H7
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 12th October 2018, 05:17 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,226
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

IME, bulbs vary quite dramatically in quality. I won't buy Narva bulbs, and haven't since they burned the connectors in my Impreza.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 12th October 2018, 05:44 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
can only hope to improve
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004 | 1992
Model: SG Forester X MY05 | 92 SVX
Transmission: 5MT D/R | 4EAT
Posts: 787
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Was just about to suggest, check your connecters are good.
Dodgy connecters can have a pretty bad effect on bulbs.
__________________
SLO White Foz, Quicksilver SVX!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 12th October 2018, 06:27 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,516
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

His connectors are good - I helped change one of his bulbs Oct long weekend. Maybe being the same age they both got to end of life roughly around the same time?
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 12th October 2018, 08:03 AM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 912
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default

Check you alternator isn't over charging
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 12th October 2018, 10:22 AM
Beachworm Beachworm is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brisbane Australia
Year: 2010
Model: Forester X Luxury, sump guard, bigger AT tyres and 50mm Subieliftoz lift, breather extensions
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 262
Beachworm is on a distinguished road
Default

I have had several low beams blow in my SH. I figured it was due to running my tyres at 38psi and having the headlights on during the day time. I think the extra vibration from the high tyre pressures causes the filaments to blow when they are hot. I haven't gone to expensive bulbs but since lowering pressure to 32psi and not using headlights in the day time I haven't had a problem. I keep a spare set of bulbs in the car now just in case.

Last edited by Kevin; 12th October 2018 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Unnecessary use of Quote
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 12th October 2018, 01:01 PM
Rally's Avatar
Rally Rally is online now
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X 2.5 Turbo
Transmission: D/R 1.446, Twin Lockers, Front LSD, 4.44
Posts: 3,766
Rally is on a distinguished road
Default

I run 40 psi in my SG with headlights on all the time, haven’t had an issue.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 14th October 2018, 07:02 PM
grump's Avatar
grump grump is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbs - eastern suburbs
Posts: 67
grump is on a distinguished road
Default

I get Philips globes - H7 60+ I think. Nice and bright and seem to last a few years.

Maybe that's because I don't drive at night very often!
__________________
03 OB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.