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You are correct. I have a 4 year old Metris with 87K on it and I am running out to pick up my 4th low beam bulb. It doesn’t sound terrible, however I am sitting in my 15 year old excursion with 426,037 miles and have never replaced one.
same for me... I use PIAA bulbs. I dont think the bulbs are the problem: I would say the stiff suspension is the reason. I dont mind replacing bulbs if this gives me a décent suspension. I have the same problem on my BMW 1200RTRLC: 1 bulb a year to keep the bike happy... again a stiff suspension
 

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I don't think it's the suspension. I live on a gravel road that's pretty rough at times but my Ford E350 has a much harsher ride (unloaded) and no bulb problems. I was wondering if the voltage was a bit higher or if there are spikes at times? I always carry a spare H7 as some only last a few months. At least they're easy to change (in good weather),
 

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Greetings, had our Metris for about 8 months now and one of the first things I do to all our vans is swap the conventional halogen lamps out for the Sylvania Silverstar's. But for some reason this Metris van keeps "eating them" .... right one went out in January after about 4 months and now the left just went out over the weekend. Would love to do a HID bulb kit conversion on this van but with this new style plug in bulb holder/carrier it uses it would not be a simple plug-n-play swap like others.

Anyone else have issues with their Metris consuming headlamp bulbs, factory,aftermarket or otherwise? Or has anyone done a HID conversion kit to theirs, and if so details on it?

Thanks,
Mike
 

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Greetings, had our Metris for about 8 months now and one of the first things I do to all our vans is swap the conventional halogen lamps out for the Sylvania Silverstar's. But for some reason this Metris van keeps "eating them" .... right one went out in January after about 4 months and now the left just went out over the weekend. Would love to do a HID bulb kit conversion on this van but with this new style plug in bulb holder/carrier it uses it would not be a simple plug-n-play swap like others.

Anyone else have issues with their Metris consuming headlamp bulbs, factory,aftermarket or otherwise? Or has anyone done a HID conversion kit to theirs, and if so details on it?

Thanks,
Mike
 

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LasFit Pro-G2 fits Metris as plug-n-play. They are same as on VW Passat. (I have one of those, too.). For less than $100 they are LED and supposedly have a 33,000 hour lifespan.
 

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Anybody contemplating running leds in their stock headlights should read these links.
The tacomaworld link is most informative and has multiple other links and uses science, not marketing to explain why leds do not work in reflectors designed for halogen bulbs.
 

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LasFit Pro-G2 fits Metris as plug-n-play. They are same as on VW Passat. (I have one of those, too.). For less than $100 they are LED and supposedly have a 33,000 hour lifespan.
Anyone run H7s and H15 LASFIT LEDs for the front lows and highs? I just spoke to a rep there and he said it will throw error codes even though the site says otherwise.
 

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Anyone run H7s and H15 LASFIT LEDs for the front lows and highs? I just spoke to a rep there and he said it will throw error codes even though the site says otherwise.
I'm running HID in low beams, LASFIT LED's for DRL/High beams and HID for Fog Lights. I've had them for about 3 years and no issues or codes.
 

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I'm running HID in low beams, LASFIT LED's for DRL/High beams and HID for Fog Lights. I've had them for about 3 years and no issues or codes.
Thanks for the response vwracer! I might give them a shot even though Lasfit claims that they will throw codes. Do you have a link for the HID setups you went with?
 

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Here is the link. I have a B7 Passat running the same kit as the Metris. https://deautokey.com/product/passat-b7-slim-digital-h7-hid-headlight-kit-full-set
Ah great. Mine didn't come with fog lamps so I'm thinking about installing the OEM fog lamp housing and running HIDs. Still have to figure out if it's easier to get an OEM headlamp switch that integrates the fogs or just put a switch for the fogs elsewhere. Did your Metris come equipped with fog lamps from the factory?
 

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Exactly. With no street lamps, the police there are suffering from SAD all night long and don’t do their jobs. You are a) blinding people, b) breaking the law, and c) downgrading your actual visibility for a more impressive light color.

what you are doing is bad, not only because it is stupid, hurts people, breaks the law and is downright rude, but also because it doesn’t even do what you are looking to do. Presuming what you are trying to do is improve your night visibility; if you are trying to be a boogermonkey, it is quite efficacious.
 

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Nope! Been running HID for about 20 years now. NO issues with law enforcement. Have friends that are law enforcement. They do not really enforce it here in South Florida. Plus I live in a rural area with no street lights.
Hoping to shut this down. You are a fuck.
 

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Exactly. With no street lamps, the police there are suffering from SAD all night long and don’t do their jobs. You are a) blinding people, b) breaking the law, and c) downgrading your actual visibility for a more impressive light color.

what you are doing is bad, not only because it is stupid, hurts people, breaks the law and is downright rude, but also because it doesn’t even do what you are looking to do. Presuming what you are trying to do is improve your night visibility; if you are trying to be a boogermonkey, it is quite efficacious.
I'm sure you never break the law.... You never speed and make complete stops at all STOP signs....
 

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Exactly. With no street lamps, the police there are suffering from SAD all night long and don’t do their jobs. You are a) blinding people, b) breaking the law, and c) downgrading your actual visibility for a more impressive light color.

what you are doing is bad, not only because it is stupid, hurts people, breaks the law and is downright rude, but also because it doesn’t even do what you are looking to do. Presuming what you are trying to do is improve your night visibility; if you are trying to be a boogermonkey, it is quite efficacious.
I'm sure you never break the law.... You never speed and make complete stops at all STOP signs....
Just to clarify:

  • ... Speed...: must be At or Below MAX speed.
  • ... Complete stops: also at Red Lights Before making a right turn.
 
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