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Offline chopin1397

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Walmart headlight failed fast!
« on: Dec 22, 2013, 02:50 AM »
My 95 Nissan Maxima needed a replacement headlight. Stopped by Walmart last May and they put it in for just under $8. I just discovered it doesn't work. The service sheet says parts are under warranty for 90 days! I haven't called them to see if this applies because I looked on amazon and they have 2 sylvania 9004 halogen bulbs they tout as mucho superior to the factory installs. They are $35 for 2. Is this true and it is a good deal?

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Re: Walmart headlight failed fast!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2013, 02:10 PM »
t must have been a defective unit.  I've never had a headlight fail.  Your Nissan uses sealed beam lights.  I'm not certain the halogen bulbs are compatible.
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Re: Walmart headlight failed fast!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 22, 2013, 04:01 PM »
I simply went to Auto Zone and picked up a decent pair for about $50. I don't remember if they were Phillips or Sylvania, but I have no regrets.

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Re: Walmart headlight failed fast!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 22, 2013, 10:53 PM »
I inputted the vehicle info on amazon. It saves it and now if I select any part it will tell me if it is compatible or not. A nice free service. So these will work. They are supposed to give out a more intense light, farther out than the originals. They weren't the most expensive but I don't see how you can really tell which are the best deal for the price. The reviews don't help that much for this kind of product. I will just have to try them out & see if there is a difference.

I went to youtube and there is a video showing you exactly how to replace the bulb on this specific vehicle. It's easy. They said to wear latex gloves because bare hands might cause a slight oil blemish on the bulb which could cause premature burnout. I seriously doubt if the walmart dudes pay any attention to that piece of information.

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Re: Walmart headlight failed fast!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 23, 2013, 12:52 AM »
Yes, wearing latex gloves is important when dealing with new, high intensity bulbs. It actually matters.