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Does anyone have this problem? The truck's only 12 mths old and the light coming from the xenons are not as "white" as when it was new. Its looking more "yellowish" now. Are the bulbs starting to burn or is this normal after 12 mths? Just wanted to check with the forum members before I go complaining to the dealer. Tx.
 

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Check http://forums.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1194375&posts=3&hl=Xenons+yellowing

which I found by searching on Xenons yellowing.
 

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As time goes on the bulb looses its color (measured in Kelvins) but on the other hand it gains output (measured in Lumens). That's just the way Xenons work. Bulbs arent that expensive, you can even upgrade to better looking ones (the higher the Kelvins the more visually appealing, but the less the output) The best of both worlds is 6000K. Hope this helps ... [^]
 

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All factory Xenons are normally 4300K ... quite white and yellowish if you ask me.
 

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I haven't had the yellowing degredation after two years

MLOffRoad - 3/4/2005 6:26 PM

All factory Xenons are normally 4300K ... quite white and yellowish if you ask me.
and they are quite purple/blue when turned on. Still much whiter and brighter then halogen but that may change over time I'll have to see!

New bulbs are always an idea. Only a couple $100 or so [V]
 

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dmbenzworld - 3/4/2005 6:57 PM

Does anyone have this problem? The truck's only 12 mths old and the light coming from the xenons are not as "white" as when it was new. Its looking more "yellowish" now. Are the bulbs starting to burn or is this normal after 12 mths? Just wanted to check with the forum members before I go complaining to the dealer. Tx.
check this out. you might save a lot for other mods.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7959303999&category=36476
 

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Yes, it will turn yellowish when time past, I just changed mine after 3 year to this one. now its white again[:)] You will need a D2S type xenon bulb. the my old one was made by Osram XENARC like the one on ebay that Dewdaltz posted. Don't buy that because it maybe his old one and he wants to get a little out of it:-(, you can get a good one from this link. www.ambulbs.com its a bit expensive but it sure brand new.
http://www.ambulbs.com/
 

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JIMB..... my man..

what is the difference between Philips D2S Xenon and Philips D2S colormatch xenon. They dont sell by pairs. Is this the OEM xenon bulb or a replcement.
 

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I have same question. Also, from the ambulbs page, it seems like the Phillips

are factory fitted only. Are these bulbs that difficult to swap? I couldn't find any 6000K bulbs there either. Any clues? 2000Hrs lifetime, wow, and I thought these things last forever. Do they die due to mechanical leakage or some kind of ion decay?
 

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RE: I have same question. Also, from the ambulbs page, it seems like the Phillips

Darkmann - 3/4/2005 10:00 PM

are factory fitted only. Are these bulbs that difficult to swap? I couldn't find any 6000K bulbs there either. Any clues? 2000Hrs lifetime, wow, and I thought these things last forever. Do they die due to mechanical leakage or some kind of ion decay?
The gas that is burned in them (XENON GAS) just seems to dissipate over time.
 

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So where can one get the 6K types. I can't seem to find them anywhere. The best

I can find is 5600K (or, maybe it was 5400K). Is instally easy? It seems like everywhere I read there's a stern warning TO NOT DISCONNECT THE BIx BULBS, apparently because it's a nightmare to replace them. What's the scoop on this?
 

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RE: So where can one get the 6K types. I can't seem to find them anywhere. The best

Darkmann - 3/5/2005 12:06 AM

I can find is 5600K (or, maybe it was 5400K). Is instally easy? It seems like everywhere I read there's a stern warning TO NOT DISCONNECT THE BIx BULBS, apparently because it's a nightmare to replace them. What's the scoop on this?
6000K or 8000K ... here you go !!

http://jlevistreetwerks.com/OSCOMMERCE/product_info.php?cPath=30_33_22&products_id=38&osCsid=b89f87d6b589bb42f269537a37d42b27
 

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RE: So where can one get the 6K types. I can't seem to find them anywhere. The best

By the way .. they are the same type bulbs our trucks use (H7). I used to have a BMW that's how I know where to buy them.
 

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Thanks MLOffRoad. Mine are still new but I have book marked the site, just in case.

So what else do you own? Aren't you the 14yr old dude with a friend who owns half of Texas and uses it for off roading on his spare time which seems to be everytime. You had a Bimmer and now the ML which is going through mods faster than I can say ML. You need a pet brother?

Anyway, that's what this board is all about and I'm sure you've sucked up the benzworld juice by. BTW, you should drop in also at the other site every so often, you know?????????
 

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RE: So where can one get the 6K types. I can't seem to find them anywhere. The best

Don't believe on that WARNING, the factory is trying to scare a consumer so you have to take it to the dealer, the installation is pretty easy I did it at night and got excited and forgot to take some picture.
Here is what I did.
Of course to make it easy I took the whole headlight assembly.

then unsnap the cover and you will see the back of the harness attached to the bulb.

Twist it counter clockwise and the small pin attach to the side of the cover will removed by itself and you can't put it back in until you install the bulb and lock it.

then unsnap the Y retaining wire spring so you can remove the bulb, put the new bulb secure it with spring, put back the square thingy to the bulb twist it clockwise then you can put the small wire pin that got disconnected when you twist the back of the bulb.

and that's it, re-install the headlight and have it re align the beam pattern.[:)][;)]
 

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RE: Thanks MLOffRoad. Mine are still new but I have book marked the site, just in case.

Darkmann - 3/5/2005 12:37 AM

So what else do you own? Aren't you the 14yr old dude with a friend who owns half of Texas and uses it for off roading on his spare time which seems to be everytime. You had a Bimmer and now the ML which is going through mods faster than I can say ML. You need a pet brother?

Anyway, that's what this board is all about and I'm sure you've sucked up the benzworld juice by. BTW, you should drop in also at the other site every so often, you know?????????
Nope .. I'm 20, in College and used to have a humble 328CI. My best friend is the wealthy one that pretty much runs Tampa and Brandon in Florida. I woked and earned my money so I can buy all the mods for my truck. I just had plenty saved up because I knew where I wanted to spend it. [:p]
 

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My stock Xenons are a little over 2 years old and no yellowing.

...and I have DRL's enabled FWIW.
 

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I think I need to complain to the dealer. 2 yrs with DRL?? Mine is only 12 mths, no DRL and hardly driven at night! Thanks for all the feedbacks.
 
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