MY INTERIOR DOME LIGHT KEEPS BURNING OUT WHAT ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY

My interior dome light keeps burning out, what could be causing this. Have changed the fuse and still it burns out after a short while.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 10:33 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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The bulb or fuse is blowing out?

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 9:30 AM
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  • Perrytsao
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I have the same problem. In my case, the fuse is not blowing out, it is the bulb. I've confirmed this with the multimeter. Everytime I replace the bulb, it burns out again after about 1-2 weeks. I've replaced the fuse, but it made no difference. I can't figure out what would make the bulb burn out fast other than battery overvoltage, but it doesn't seem likely since I don't have any other electrical issues.

I've had this problem for 2 years now, so any suggestions would be very welcome.

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Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 3:36 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Get better quality bulbs.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 2:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • Perrytsao
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What brand of bulbs would you recommend? I used some DE3175-BP bulbs from EiKo.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 3:09 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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The brands I use are either Wurth or Philips. Seldom give problem.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 2:13 PM

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