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Old 04-22-2010, 01:46 PM
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Autopal h4 round conversion headlamps: rusty within 2 years

Hey so a couple of years back I read this thread and picked up a set of these $25 Autopal h4 7" round conversion headlamps. Easy to install. I am not sure about the "flat" look compared to the domed look, but oh well.

Now a couple of years into them and they've got a good bit of rust in the bottom half of the reflectors. Anyone having a similar experience? I hate to go back to sealed beams and am thinking about the Hella or Cibie E-code products.

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:00 PM
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No probs with mine on 2 different vehicles, but then again, I don't live in Mass.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:13 PM
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I have no such issues with my Hella's, you have a boot on the back, right?
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:30 PM
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Good question about the rubber boot... will verify that! But yes in New England, I spend probably half of my "car maintenance" time just beating back the road salt cancer.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:22 PM
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Well... If it makes you feel any better I have a Bosch Ecode on my BMW R90 that is only a few years old and it is needing to be replaced because it has a hole rusted through the bottom of the reflector. But, then again we live near the ocean...

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