I went through 4 silverstars in my Riviera in one year too. I hope to hvae better luck with them in my Aurora now. They're so nice when they're working right. My silverstars actually melted a few times. I also had one burn out like yours too. all the others the glass melted
I would recommend going with the "9005" modded cool blues. you will like that much better. However I use Nykoo 80 watt bulbs in arctic white they are the best I've seen. In fact, the current set I'm using was on a previous car I owned for over a year, I just got my 2nd Classic less than a month ago & tossed them in it.
Jim Quote " since then have replaced FIVE Silverstars"
Did they burn out throughout the year or only in the extreme cold weather? Is it on one side or both, as in, could the headlight assembly that you changed be loose and or vibrating. Does it happen during a long trip like heat buildup. could the connecting plug to the bulbs have corroded inside. Do you purchase them from Can Tire. Do they sell seconds? Or wot Aurora40 stated and inquired.
To answer some questions. I never handle the bulb glass directly, I always hold from the base of the bulb or the housing. Gloves didnt work for me. The space in the classic is so limited, I cut myself up pretty good whenever doing the headlights.
I've got Cool Blues in there now, I'll see how long they last.
This particular bulb was the only one that died in colder weather, the first round lasted six months, then went in the late summer, then again in the fall....this single bulb died in Feb, and only one...however I replaced both..I have one working Silverstar now
Well I just blew another SilverStar...suffice it to say, I didnt replace it with another SS product, I went CoolBlue, see what kinda luck I have with those.
I've had four cool blues in since last summer and I'm very pleased with them. Purchased from Canadian Tire. I chose cool blues over the silverstars because of the price difference - now you have a direct comparison, is there much difference in brightness? I like the white colour from the cool blues. I sometimes think I should have paid the extra, but now I'm not so sure....
Didn't I read somewhere that Silverstars have a 1-year warranty? If so, I wonder how you would go about redeeming it? The repeated stories of them blowing out are waaaaaay to common for "premium headlights" (as they are now being advertised on TV).