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Humboldt
12-29-06, 07:44 PM
straight forward enough and I've done it a million times before.

This time I got the bulb out fine but can't get the new one to seat properly enough to get the lock ring on.

wtf? Do I just shove the damn thing?

thechemgeek
12-29-06, 08:02 PM
straight forward enough and I've done it a million times before.

This time I got the bulb out fine but can't get the new one to seat properly enough to get the lock ring on.

wtf? Do I just shove the damn thing?

are they the same size? is it expensive? if not, give a little extra push and yell a curse word.

Humboldt
12-29-06, 08:05 PM
are they the same size? is it expensive? if not, give a little extra push and yell a curse word.

Yes, same size and brand.
Have yelled many curse words so far, back in the parking lot at work as it was getting dark.

Am on my home turf now with a bit of a buzz, I can curse more properly now:thumb:

thechemgeek
12-29-06, 08:07 PM
Yes, same size and brand.
Have yelled many curse words so far, back in the parking lot at work as it was getting dark.

Am on my home turf now with a bit of a buzz, I can curse more properly now:thumb:

use this...

http://www.hewit.com/acatalog/Images/p-hammer.jpg

Humboldt
12-29-06, 08:08 PM
use this...

http://www.hewit.com/acatalog/Images/p-hammer.jpg

If trini's mom would give it back I would.

Sid
12-29-06, 09:25 PM
Ya just got to be smarter than the socket. BTW make sure you put your sweaty, oily fingers all over the new bulb.

Humboldt
12-29-06, 09:29 PM
Ya just got to be smarter than the socket.

That's the part I'm having trouble with:D

Humboldt
01-01-07, 09:23 PM
nothing else?

downhill
01-01-07, 09:29 PM
What kind of bulb is it? One with screws and a ring or the twist in type?

Humboldt
01-02-07, 09:11 AM
What kind of bulb is it? One with screws and a ring or the twist in type?

Twist in with a ring.
No screws.

Sid
01-02-07, 09:56 AM
nothing else?

Did you check the gasket? It may have pulled away from the bottom and is partialy covering the threads.

Comtrad
01-02-07, 10:06 AM
Maybe instead of replacing the bulb to the car, replace the car to the bulb.:p

Randy
01-02-07, 11:56 AM
straight forward enough and I've done it a million times before.

This time I got the bulb out fine but can't get the new one to seat properly enough to get the lock ring on.

wtf? Do I just shove the damn thing?

is it a ford?

Zilog B
01-02-07, 12:03 PM
Maybe instead of replacing the bulb to the car, replace the car to the bulb.:p



Great idea. Hold the bulb at headlight level, have a friend drive the car into it.

Humboldt
01-02-07, 02:21 PM
is it a ford?

'93 pathfinder

Zilog B
01-02-07, 03:39 PM
'93 pathfinder

I've changed mine in my 93 nissan truck, should just go right back in. Hmmm. Is there a right side up on it?

Humboldt
01-02-07, 07:47 PM
I've changed mine in my 93 nissan truck, should just go right back in. Hmmm. Is there a right side up on it?

*first off, please move this to the automotive forum if possible, I forgot we had it*

:nod: there's a right side up, where there's a ridge for the wiring to clip and latch into place.

Finally got it, but it was only after a bunch of bitching. I tried again, couldn't get it, trini and I tried, nada, took the other good bulb out and swapped them, wouldn't fit...then trini finally got it. The other bulb went in the first socket just fine. Whatever.

Now there's something totally weird going on though. Turns out the first is a Sylvania cool blue 9004, the new one is a Sylvania 9007 that says on the box "not interchangable with 9004" :D

When I have them on now the high beam indicator comes on in both regular and high beam positions, and it looks like only the old bulb is actually coming on when the highbeams are on.

Any ideas?
I'm going to grab another 9004 tomorrow anyway I guess.

blebs
01-02-07, 08:32 PM
9007 has a driving light position and the 9004 does not. Don't interchange them as you may fry some wiring or your relay.

Humboldt
01-02-07, 08:36 PM
9007 has a driving light position and the 9004 does not. Don't interchange them as you may fry some wiring or your relay.

Ahh, thanks blebs:thumb:

just found this at another site
The Number of the bulb denotes it's type. 9005 is a high beam with a 90 connector, 9006 is a low beam with a 90 connector. The 9004 is a straight connector with a low/high beam bulb and the 9007 is a low beam bulb.
which is what you just said.

Think Kragens might take this 9700 back? :D

blebs
01-02-07, 08:39 PM
I had to double check, 9004 is used as a low and high beam where the other is not, but you found it before I did. Thanks.

This guy has the best 411:

http://forums.maxima.org/showthread.php?t=312531

Humboldt
01-02-07, 08:41 PM
What do you think are the chances of blowing the wiring having the 9700 hooked up if I kept it as an emergency spare? Either that or I throw it out.

Kragens auto parts prob. won't take it back as it's been opened and I don't have the receipt.

blebs
01-02-07, 08:43 PM
Its too easy to cause costly damage to the wiring. I'd keep a hold of it if they won't take it back. One of your friends is bound to need it one day.

Unholy
01-02-07, 08:44 PM
Ahh, thanks blebs:thumb:

just found this at another site
which is what you just said.

Think Kragens might take this 9700 back? :D

There's a 9700 bulb out now? :wth: You should really :rtfm: next to the bulbs. :D Oh yeah, Sylvania cool blue are crap since the coating cuts down the output of the light.

Humboldt
01-02-07, 08:46 PM
There's a 9700 bulb out now? :wth: You should really :rtfm: next to the bulbs. :D Oh yeah, Sylvania cool blue are crap since the coating cuts down the output of the light.

trini bought it for me during his lunch break last week.

And yes, thanks for pointing out the obvious:D

downhill
01-02-07, 08:55 PM
Well I suppose that might explain why you had a hard time getting it in........

Humboldt
01-02-07, 08:58 PM
Well I suppose that might explain why you had a hard time getting it in........

no, they're shaped the exact same. Well, the housing is at least. Thanks for the move, dhd, I asked for it a few posts back and didn't thinkit warranted a pm.

NM
looks like the guy in the link blebs posted says parts of the housing are indeed different. So yes, it does make sense why the damn thing wouldn't fit:D

joecool169
01-04-07, 05:53 PM
9007 has two beams low and high. Housing is slightly different in size, need caliper or other measuring device to tell. Other than size of housing they should be the same bulb but do not interchange, the smaller one, I forget which will not make a tight seal.

joecool169
01-05-07, 07:51 AM
ah, wiring is different as well. But both are high and low beam.

Linky (http://www.suvlights.com/images/9004vs9007bulb.jpg)