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AFOS
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 9:43:46 PM

I almost always replace mine the next day.
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geobmw
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 10:12:11 PM

2 hours
OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:17:20 PM

As soon as I realize it's burned out -- it gets replaced (within a day or so)
Quick68
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:04:37 PM

As long as it takes me to buy one.
dandeeman
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 8:59:44 PM

DUH,NOOOOOOOOOOO!
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:44:06 AM

I don't
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:40:46 AM

I don't at night.
L98
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:32:46 AM

not long
jessjames
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 8:27:26 AM

Asap
metalhat73
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 8:26:41 AM

ASAP.
puddy
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 8:03:44 AM

yes
russells350
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 7:47:14 AM

2 years
i35babe
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:47:54 PM

Replace it the same day. DPS will ticket you in the blink of an eye for that down here.
geobmw
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 5:11:16 PM

0
Coco0828
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 4:13:21 PM

Will replace it when I know it's out
Ratso
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 6:22:36 AM

Hey, truthfully, I dont EVER remember driving around Padiddle ....
djp071158
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 5:12:21 AM

Not long at all. I try to replace it as soon as I can.
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:09:10 AM

Not very long. As soon as I realize it, I replace it.
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:31:55 AM

ASAP
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:13:18 AM

I would replace it when I get home.
rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:45:08 AM

You don't get arrested for having a burned out headlight in Canada, where do people get these silly ideas?
The worst I ever received for a burned out light was a fix-it ticket, which becomes a regular ticket if the headlight isn't replaced.
The only time I received a fix-it ticket was one day I didn't realize a light was burned out, I normally replace them pretty quickly if I see one out, I like to see and be seen.
Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:32:19 AM

Summer if no night driving expected....a few days, up to a week
Most of the year....that evening when I get home
Canada.....I have a bulb in my car and would change it immediately as lights are required at all times. I wouldn't want to be arrested and forbidden to enter Canada.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 12:20:19 AM

When I find that its out, I get it replace as soon as possible.
beachd8
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:20:08 PM

ASAP. It's not worth the safety hazard.
LKnight598
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 8:26:41 PM

I replace it as soon as possible.
gascomber
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 1:46:50 PM

replace it as soon as i notice it
speedy700
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 1:22:09 PM

As soon as I can I replace it.

[Edited by: speedy700 at 2/17/2013 1:23:11 PM EST]
hornet17
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 1:04:48 PM

I replace it as soon as I notice and have the time to do it... usually a day or two.
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 12:32:42 PM

"Geez, can't remember the last time I had to replace a headlight. New HID bulbs seem to last forever."

I replaced both headlights in my 2005 within six months.....possibly because I have DRL's.
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 12:25:58 PM

Usually try to replace it ASAP or within a few days if I'm not going to be driving at night. Is it the economy or what.....I've never seen so many cars with burned out headlights as I've seen in the last year.
Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 12:16:01 PM

Till I replace it.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 1:45:13 PM

0 days
dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:13:10 PM

A COUPLE OF DAYS
keriazy4
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:25:18 PM

i carry two bulbs "one front and one back" in my trunk all the time
CaptainAnhyzer
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:20:44 PM

@Titanic....... seems like Fords and Hondas are the ones I notice the lack of tailights. My 2007 Chevy Equinox has the DRL and auto headlamp feature and my tailights are on for both. Same goes for my wife's 2006 Buick. Kinda figured GM had corrected the issue.

Do the instrument lights also turn on with the DRL?? I'd think if they did, the driver may not be aware of the lack of taillights. They see the dash lights and headlights and think all is well.....
kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:34:28 AM

not long
Cottagegirl727
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:12:03 AM

changed immediately
LuckyD43
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:22:48 PM

Just long enough to go to the store to get another one.
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:16:22 PM

Only as long as I don't know about it.

Last time both burned out within minutes of each other at night on I-95.
kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:32:46 PM

I replace immediately.
mingaa57
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:45:23 PM

the distance to the auto parts store!
RallyeRed
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:20:37 AM

ASAP, just changed one last week after 5 years. I work odd shifts and frequently travel between 2-5 AM. A burned out light is not only a safety issue, but it attracts the attention of the third shift patrol cars.
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:17:44 AM

Can't stand it, I always have a spare in every car. I will fix it right of way.
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:14:59 AM

Hello CaptainAnhyzer. You said, "NOTE TO HONDA OWNERS: Please turn on your headlights manually. The daytime headlights that automatically turn on DO NOT turn on your taillights and you're really hard to see from behind." This is not a Honda issue, as, to the best of my knowledge, all vehicles with DRLs (Daylight Running Lights) do not turn on the rear taillights unless you manually turn on the headlights, or in my case (a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic) turn on the driving/running lights. The sensor, usually mounted on the dash may not turn on the "full" intensity of the headlights and tail lights right at the beginning of dusk.

Your point is well taken and may help other GBs realize that DRLs don't turn on the tail lights. Thanks :-) . MGY
d_clark
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:42:34 PM

replace the same day
Alexi7
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:29:33 PM

Geez, can't remember the last time I had to replace a headlight. New HID bulbs seem to last forever.
Timberline
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:28:54 AM

It's probably been over 30 years since I last had a headlight burn out.
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:28:33 AM

I have it fixed ASAP
Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:57:55 PM

Never ever
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:18:55 PM

Acually I have never had a burned out headlamp in any vehicle I have owned,yes replaced a few for a better unit or a problem with internal condensation.If one did fail I would replace during the next few hours of daylight after noticing the burn-out.
2amy
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:28:19 PM

Usually replace them within a day.
AFOS
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:49:39 PM

I'm glad to see that the vast majority fix this very quickly. Yet never when I go out at night do I fail to see several one eyed cars.

I thought I had a spare when mine went out this time, but what I had was 3 take out bulbs that I apparently was not 100% sure were bad when I took them out. None of them had either filament broken. A lot of time when the low beam goes out, a few whacks on the fender brings it back.
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