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Old 12-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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My tow vehicle headlights use the 9006 Halogen bulbs. I buy either Sylvania or GE bulbs. I don't touch the glass with my fingers when I replace the bulb (I heard that the oils from your skin can shorten the life of Halogen bulbs.) I see no signs of moisture in the headlamp housing. I have no other bulbs that require frequent replacement. My car doesn't have daytime running lights but I do drive with my headlights on day or night. I know that means more frequent replacements but I would think the bulbs should burn out at about the same rate. I've started buying the bulbs in two-packs & carry spares with me.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what's going on?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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I would check your wiring that was done to tow the car. I checked the Internet, and the 2010 Honda Accords don't have an issue burning out headlights.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Is there anyway there could be vibration? a loose mount, weak spring, etc.
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Considering your vehicle is so new could it be possible that it still has the factory warranty available? If that is the case I would say take a trip down to a Honda dealer and let them sort it out.

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time for a www.towmate.com
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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many carmakers void your electrical aspect of warranty when you harness up for a tow unless the dealer does it when the car is first sold
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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many carmakers void your electrical aspect of warranty when you harness up for a tow unless the dealer does it when the car is first sold
You are correct Larry,

I took our vehicle down to the dealer for repair and a couple hundred later found out I had a loose wire that was causing a short.

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